Jun 16th 2010 5:09PM Oh I agree. If I was the leader of an ICC PuG, I would use Gearscore as a metric to start figuring out who will come. However, I would be more then happy to accept someone in the lower range of gear, as long as they are at the minimum needed. The problem is very few other people are willing to do that, they feel they are "carrying" them, so they are not worth the time to teach. I can't stand that.
I think the reason so many people say "GS SUCKS! SKILL SHOULD MATTER!" is because they are being left out of raids they are geared fine to join, and they hope arguing "skill" will make them be taken more seriously by the elitists leaving them out. I can't really blame them for trying.
Really, GS is not even the majority of the issue. I once joined a PuG for a weekly when someone noticed I had a Tyrannical Beheader, somehow that meant I couldn't kill Razorscale. No one likes to be judged in general, let alone unfairly, and that is what is happening to many players that are not fond of GS.
Jun 16th 2010 4:31PM There is no question gear matters, but do you think someone with 4k gearscore should not be allowed in a OS raid? That is the crux of it. No one is asking for a level 78 in blues to be allowed into ICC, the issue is people ask for a score way higher then the required score for the raid.
This creates the environment where in order to raid ToC, you need to raid ICC. In order to raid Naxx, you need to raid ICC. People that want to learn find themselves unable to learn, because no one wants them unless they are already in the gear they are trying to get.
Jun 16th 2010 4:08PM The issue with Gearscore is not that is turns gear into a number. It is good to have a metric at which to rate others for appropriate content. The issue, like mentioned in some of the articles, is that such a metric is abused, it is never used to rate appropriate content.
Everyone wants the best, they would rather brutalize Naxxramas with a 5.5GS team and are willing to wait hours to do it, rather then bring a few people of the appropriate range to work with them. This comes down to the mentality that has plagued this game for awhile now, the idea that anyone lower then you in gear is not worth your time to play with and didn't earn being "carried".
Simply, no one wants to help eachother anymore, the WoW community has become selfish, and Gearscore was the addon unfortunate enough to compound that shift to greed.
I hope in Cataclysm to form a Guild in which I will take in those willing to try content and help them learn it, rather then keeping them to a standard they can't reach. We need to bring back the community.
Feb 1st 2010 12:39PM Ah, I can't really choose just one mount for a question like this. All my mount choices depend on the character using them!
When it comes to my Paladin, I can't go anywhere without using my Argent Charger or my Argent Hippogryph, while wearing my snazzy Argent Crusader's Tabard. It just fits. I even ride the Hippogryph over my Violet Proto, even though it's slower.
My hunter never leaves home without his Black War Wolf and his Onyx Netherdrake. My mage would never be caught dead without her Magnificent Flying Carpet. My Rogue, a true engineer to the core, travels with both a Turbo-Charged Flying Machine and a Mechano-Hogg. My BE Death Knight, prefering a more "classic" look, always rides her Ochre Skeletal Warhorse.
I just love the aesthetic.
Jan 16th 2010 11:32AM I admit, I hope they don't add more demon pets. We already have two pets that are so niche I rarely see them anymore, that being the voidwalker and succubus. I might see the succubus in Battelgrounds, but even that is rare these days it seems. (I don't arena, so no idea in that area, maybe used even more).
What I would like them to do is take the Infernal and make him an uncontrollable wrecking ball that you can summon without losing your personal demon.
Jan 3rd 2010 1:24PM Oh me like!
Dec 31st 2009 11:13AM Here it comes!
Dec 31st 2009 11:10AM Azeroth is the name of the planet. This is a given, and have been such for a long time now.
Azeroth used to be the name of the southern continent, because back then we only had the southern continent (WC1), there is a reason they call it all Eastern Kingdoms now, and mostly Lordaeron and Khaz Modan get mentions, but they ignore calling the southern lands "Azeroth" unless referring to the planet as a whole.
The Kingdom of Azeroth was retconned to become the Kingdom of Stormwind. This happened during the alpha phase of WoW when the main website told the history of the games by saying that the orcs invaded the "Humans of Stormwind" and the "Kingdom of Stormwind", Azeroth was not given a mention other then the race title card, which said "Races of Azeroth" since Azeroth became the official name of the planet long ago. Most books have confirmed this in the last few years.
In short, Azeroth the planet is the only 100% official use of the term now. The continent name is ignored completely in every way possible, and the old kingdom name became Stormwind.
Hope that helps you.
Dec 30th 2009 11:40AM I would love it. =)