Jan 1st 2012 1:21AM For me, it really depends on the situation and class roles. I never vote kick anyone before the dungeon starts until I can get a scope of things. Honestly, I don't even check gear in five mans until I notice I'm having difficulty keeping the tank alive. That, or I notice the tank has an unusual amount of health, whether it'd be too high or too low. ((Stamina stackers, you make me cry. Though it seems less common now a days.))
For five mans, I don't care too about DPS having some undergeared/unenchanted/ungemmed gear as long as they're pulling some weight. For example, I can still remember gearing my hunter in Heroic Throne of Tides with my guild +1 PUG DPS when wiped on the first boss because the healer ran out of mana due to the length of the fight. It was then that we looked at recount and saw the ret paladin pug was pulling a mere 2.5k DPS. As soon as we replaced him, we were able to complete the dungeon.
If your a tank and healer? I'd like to see some effort put into gear. I've had tanks with the healer trinket Rainsong or caster gear(non paladins, might I add.) in heroics to boost their item level. I can understand if you don't have EVERYTHING gemmed/enchanted because inflation is pretty bad right now. However from my healer POV, when you have absolutely nothing gemmed/enchanted, you are INCREDIBLY difficult to heal.
The same goes with PVP gear as a tank. Having a few pieces here and there is alright. After all, I had to take the honor bracer back when Cata was newly released because I had a 314 green one, and the last boss in Grim Batol REFUSED to drop mine for several weeks. As soon as my PVE ones did drop, I replaced them. However, when you're decked out completely in the craftable PVP gear or half DPS gear, you're EXTREMELY difficult to heal. If I can't keep you alive with 16k+ HPS(sometimes as high as 22k HPS if I blow my cooldowns), you shouldn't be tanking until you get more tank pieces. Instead, I'd recommend going DPS and winning your tank gear as offspec roles(Don't need against the tank though!) or upgrading as you acquire more Justice Points.
For raids, however, it's a bit different. I know my last BH run had a mage who had an average of 333 gear who managed to sneak into the group before someone pointed it out. I'm not asking for a 378 item level, but at least be geared enough to queue for the new heroics before trying BH at least...
Dec 31st 2011 5:57PM You know you're in trouble when you see someone riding on a bear mount.
Dec 31st 2011 5:57PM Ending with a bang. Best loot card out there. Kitties~ ♥
Dec 30th 2011 12:38AM Turtles
Dec 29th 2011 11:57PM I'm confused. WoW TCG says it summons a pet rather than makes you a kobold?
Either way, cool item. *grabby hand*
Dec 29th 2011 11:55PM I want to get hitched!
Oh..this is a different hitched. Blast. Oh well, I'll make the best of it!
Dec 29th 2011 11:54PM I want a stick sword :D That's how real people do it!
Dec 27th 2011 3:29PM /train
Dec 25th 2011 5:41PM North America please :3
Dec 25th 2011 2:07AM Newish to PVP, would be nice in the rare occassions I get a killing blow :)
((But I am a healer, so it's super rare!))