Nov 13th 2009 9:58PM And just to clarify a bit more: those "desirable" stats are described from what can be found on Mail.
I'm completely aware of stats such as Expertise, Hit Rating & other potential mitigation stats..
Nov 13th 2009 9:49PM I get what your saying Mayhew, kinda at least.
Let's make this a bit easier to understand, because there is no way 6-stat mail could be work out better for a plate wearer than 4-stat pieces.
Have a look at the raw stats; just like any other stat Intellect is equal to a full point (1.0). Yes I know these points are pulled from BC, but they still work fairly the same. And yes, I know, all the spell-y stuff is all SP now :P
Armor points themselves are quiet minimal; coming in at 0.07 points per point. So the weight of armour is very negligable: in fact I'd go so far to consider it ignorable (who the hell looks at Armor aside from Druids anyways?!). Armed to the Teeth is not a reason to be looking at Armor, it's just a nice bonus (hence it being in the very first tier of Fury and not some deep-seeded talent point).
Spell Power and MP5 are stats that I normally see coupled with Intellect, two more things a Warrior doesn't need what so ever.
You know what isn't even on one piece of mail? Strength! Pretty sure Warriors use that alot, but we can look past that for now :)
Desirable stats on mail, just to clarify, are: Agility, Stamina, Crit, Armor Pen, Haste (sometimes, not always) & sockets.
Considering at least one in 3 of the previously mentioned "negative" stats are chewing up a decent portion of the gears allocated Item Points, the ONLY reason I could see a Warrior using Mail is that they are wearer greens/blues in DESPERATE need of an upgrade. Seriously desperate.
Those 3 negative stats are spending valuable points that (let's just assume Warriors don't need/want any more strength) could be better spent on higher values of the "desirable" stats mentioned. Which funnily enough, Plate does quiet well... and so does Leather. Leathers' only downfall is the lack of strength; which can be rectified with smart gemming. Mail on the other hand; wasted points before we even start.
It's not that stats cost more on Plate, or even Leather, it's that more are SPENT on the gear.
Nov 6th 2009 10:29PM Spellpower is kinda cool... +7 is kinda not cool.
At the very least +7 SP is not worth being pidgeon-holed into using a red + blue gem in comparison to other nice combinations you could use that would be much more beneficial :)
Nov 6th 2009 10:15PM Nice article Mr. Rossi :) Refreshing to see your return to tanking; not that I didn't enjoy all your dps articles of recent time :)
Jul 24th 2009 11:17PM I may be the only one, but everytime I read a comment by you with the glorious Strongbad avatar, I can't help but read it with Strongbad's voice going through my head. Sad, I know, but just had to comment :P
I've been sending emails to HSS for ages to try and get a Strongbad/WoW crossover lol
Jul 24th 2009 11:10PM Sam Raimi & Bruce Campbell & World of Warcraft... oh my!
I think I need a tissue; not because I'm crying!
Hail to the f***ing king, baby! Too much win for my brain to comprehend!!!
Jul 8th 2009 11:26PM "u know any karate?"
If I were to be kicked from a guild this is definitely the way I'd want to go. But I'm not a douche that leaves a raid because of a "whipefest". If I were I would never have done UBRS in Vanilla, Kara in BC or Naxx in WotLK...
Jul 8th 2009 11:23PM I'm a big fan of dogs but they really don't work, nor have they ever existed, in WoW. You're just going to have to be satisfied to goto Blackrock Mountain, run a silly quest in LBRS and get yourself a Worg Pup. Sadly closest you're going to get.
Jul 8th 2009 1:17AM Indeed they are... hunters were the last class to be added to the game. Merely an after thought ;) hehe
Jul 8th 2009 1:02AM Stupid comment system /groan
Full rested takes 14 days offline to attain. It is alot slower in gain than what it used to be. Alot!