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6-28-2010 @ 5:17PM
A little perspective at last.I have Gearscore installed. I'm not a big fan of it, but I at least use it "correctly" - it gives me a heads up on what to expect of the people I'm grouping with. If the tank has a score of 3k and mine is 5k, I know to be more careful with my nuking in the daily than I would with a tank who outscores me. Does that mean I won't pull aggro from the Kingslayer tank? No, he could be totally phoning it in. But that's a whole other problem.You don't need to know the gearscore of all those guys idling outside the auction house in Orgrimmar/Stormwind. That's what the throttling has been implemented to correct.
6-28-2010 @ 6:28PM
"You don't need to know the gearscore of all those guys idling outside the auction house in Orgrimmar/Stormwind. That's what the throttling has been implemented to correct."I don't really know where the throttling is being applied, but it would be awesome if this kind of requests were only possible inside instances, and not on the outside world. I bet it would help reduce lag on the world and places like Wintergrasp.And maybe make the PuG leader stop checking GS and asking for achievements, and actually getting a PuG together. Achievements, GS, and all.. if the player suck, he's going to die and you won't know this until the pull is done.
6-28-2010 @ 6:49PM
Very good perspective. I thought the same as most until I started tanking on my Warrior at 80 for the first time. I do the exact same thing and watch for who is going to be pulling aggro from me or whether the healer is a go for broke healer or just starting healer.Not quite as often, I use it to figure out whom to put Vindication on at the start of an instance, but sometimes that changes right up when the theat meters show something different than what gearscore would have me believe.
6-29-2010 @ 3:38AM
Can't you ... look at someone's HP and eyeball the gear they're wearing and get a rough estimate of how well geared they are, relatively, that way?
6-29-2010 @ 7:07AM
Yes and no. Pvp gear just as the ilvl64 bracers have a decent sp and crit so a lot of healers will pick those as 'starting items' when they don't have enough badges/done a raid to get a good wrist item when starting roics. The pvp gear though as a HUGE ton of stamina. Like 120 from a single peice. Which would make you believe you were with an very well geared healer if you just eye-balled their hp and decided upon that.
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