Feb 2nd 2011 8:51PM @Miffy
there was a great article on massively, http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/02/02/enter-at-your-own-rift-creature-comforts/
that actually talks about your point. i think it answers your concern, and will help a lttle bit. not being snarky just offering a differing view :)
Jan 20th 2011 9:26PM I actually think this is a good and fair question. i am a carebear myself, but i would have to see how quickly/easily you can get 1 point of Honor compared to 1 point of Justice, then just do the math and make a vendor for those adjusted honor prices.
Jan 20th 2011 9:17PM @ every1 saying they are over priced : thats the point. I am assuming (very dangerous) that 4.1 wont be here for say.. 3.5 months, just my opinion, but in that time, i think MOST of us will accumalate more points than we can spend on gear, it might be later on, but i really think this is the case. So yes they are overpriced, but they want us to have SOMETHING to drop points into. They dont want us to lose points we get while doing our daily for Valor points. plus when guilds get the justice buff, well that cap will be pretty close. Just my 2 cents but these shouldnt be for profit, just extra source if you need to burn points.
Jan 3rd 2011 9:47PM While i agree with You saying gear is "less" important than in previous expansions, less gear checks and more skill based, there are still minimums. And iLvl could be better true. There could be more to it. but it's a good starting place. Without and Addon like Player Score(aka GS2.0), it still falls to the raid leader to make the determination if a person meets the requirements. This is entry level raiding after all. When Wrath dropped, i remember people screaming death if a tank had less than 24k health. and if you werent cranking 1.7k dps, you were booted. The idea of ranking and "gear score" has been around since the begining of the game, just in various forms. there will always be some new metric that gets attention. Yes some are better for measuring than others. DPS on a counter like recount is probably a good one for a dps person, but how to you quantify that? Before the raid do you take every1 over to the Dummy and tell them to blow cooldowns just to see what they produce? if thats more important, which in this sense it is, why dont more people do it? it all comes back to time. Things like GS and iLvl and PS ect... will always be around in one form or another to give a quick snapshot of who might be ready for something and who isnt.
Jan 3rd 2011 6:16PM Not standing in fire is important yes, but the overall of the mechanics are still the same when it comes to gear. if your in 321 fresh to 85, kicking out 6k dps and eeking thru, you cant raid. period. you will drag on the current group. Your health will dip a lot due to not having the buffer due to aoe abilities, and trash/adds in fights will be alive longer because of you. The iLVL isnt just there for epeen. You literally cant hang if your not geared. part of the game
Dec 31st 2010 3:18PM didnt get anything for confirmation, last time. so yeah lets try this again
Dec 31st 2010 3:16PM oooooo shiny
Dec 30th 2010 12:59PM win win win
Dec 29th 2010 2:16PM pls pls pls
Dec 29th 2010 2:14PM mumble