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6-25-2010 @ 9:07AM
"addons that automate inspect requests will be limited via server-side implementation during rolling restarts"Yes! The death of GearScore!"Since this isn't aimed at crippling addons that use the inspect feature, it's likely most or all of them will be able to weather the change"Nooooooo!
6-25-2010 @ 9:19AM
Ugh. You know, you can replicate Gearscore's functionality with a macro? It just assigns weights to your gear based on slot and itemlevel and adds them up. You can't ban that.Your problem is with the people who MISUSE gearscore. Banning it won't help and, frankly, it's stupid to try. They'll go back to demanding your achievement or directly inspecting you instead.
6-25-2010 @ 9:23AM
“Death of Gearscore” isn't something Blizzard can do. As long as you can inspect players, you can do that automatically (as long as developers are sane) and generate some numbers characterizing their gear.Gearscore can be useful, everyone abusing it is a social problem. Killing this problem with inspect limitations is like killing racism by ordering everyone to wear masks.
6-25-2010 @ 10:42AM
The problem isn't that people abuse it. IT's that it's easier to exclude someone because of a generally accepted number system than it is to crunch down all those numbers or have a macro handy to do it for you. At least with achievements people quickly realize this person looking for people is an idiot, but with a universally understood and accepted ranking system, it's harder to ignore that someone who has a 3k gearscore isn't as good as a 5k gearscore person (though it's not always, and sometimes rarely, the case). If we went back to inspecting people and seeing their gear and spec choices when inviting them to a raid, things would be a lot less discriminatory I think.But I'm glad people are starting to see it's useless. I deleted it the other day even though I love the gear comparison for master looters as a raid leader...made seeing if something's an upgrade faster without asking. But I was tired of continually seeing what people's gearscore was to compare to myself when I was sometimes better than someone 1k or more my own score on my toons. It's stressful and ruins the gearing game for me, since I always do things my own way.
6-25-2010 @ 10:54AM
What I'd really like is a super tiny little addon that simply lets you mouse over someone and see whether they're using Gearscore or not.That way, I can help rehabilitate the people I care about, and avoid the people I don't.
6-25-2010 @ 1:50PM
If they wanted to kill gear score, they would remove the item level from all gear.
6-25-2010 @ 2:45PM
That wouldn't kill Gearscore, it'd just make the addon maker have to add an extra step in the process.
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