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6-16-2011 @ 3:23PM
You forgot one that confused me when I started raiding: gear check. First time a raid lead said the next fight was a gear check, I remember frantically thinking to myself, "okay, what gear am I checking, and what am I checking it for?"
6-16-2011 @ 3:28PM
This guide is calling it "Patchwerk", but yes, I always hear and refer to it myself as Gearcheck
6-16-2011 @ 7:38PM
@Krytture: Gearchecks are not the same as Patchwerk fights. Gearchecks are normally fights with a hard enrage that will wipe the party after a fairly short amount of time, like Festergut in ICC. If the group's gear isn't good enough, they simply won't be able to do enough damage to kill the boss before the enrage.Gearcheck fights can be Patchwerk fights in that you might not have to worry about mechanics much, but they're two separate categories that sometimes the same fight can fall under.
6-20-2011 @ 11:00PM
Back in the day, (wotlk, not sure about vanilla) patchwerk was a gearcheck. ie, skill wasn't as big a factor as gear in getting past the enrage timer.
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