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Guest Post: Vetting puggers -- beyond GearScore and achievements {WoW}

Jul 18th 2010 4:46PM @Hades

You obviously missed the point of my response to you.

Gearscore is a number which has no set equivilancy in the pve or pvp world. It's a number based off the gear you have. However, people like to assign an equivilant based off their own standards, and how good they believe they are.

As such, you see ridiculous gs requirements for the simplest of tasks, all because people give gs their own value and equivilancy. There will be no meaningful conversion between gs and what can be done by a toon, because each person is different. I'm not saying that there are no times it will have some use, but with values assigned by each user behind a monitor the fluctuation is too great for it to be valued, as it is, for an accurate tool. I learnt how to get out of a fire in greens. :)

And to answer you, I do most raids in guild. If I'm looking for pugs, I do an inspection. Holy shit, that ret pallies wearing a leather wrist with +sp, not taking him(I'd probably ask why first as I'd rather find out why than just call someone a noob). I don't even respond when someone adds they have a gs requirement when making a pug. I play the game to have fun and not have a numerical value put on my head, or anyone elses.

Guest Post: Vetting puggers -- beyond GearScore and achievements {WoW}

Jul 18th 2010 6:13AM @raptor

Back in my day, people used to beat anub(rekhan) with a raid wearing blues. BLUES! Back when Naxx was a raid and not a joke. You kids these days have no idea how good you have it.
/end old man rant

I know people are always looking for an indicator, but there's no 1 way of determining if someone's a good player. The fact that the writer listed multiple ways to vet people is a positive. In the end though, the best way to find out if someone's a tard is to run with them. GS be damned.

Arcane Brilliance: Beta wishlist {WoW}

Jul 18th 2010 3:20AM No disrepect to Mr. Koshiro at all, I just never thought I'd hear 'demonic pact' without some kind of warlock hate attached to it in this column.

You haven't let us down Mr. Belt, you've let yourself down.

For shame.

Please see to it that all warlock and warlock related references are followed by gratuitous amounts of mockery and hate from now on. I trust this won't happen again.

Arcane Brilliance: Beta wishlist {WoW}

Jul 17th 2010 11:53PM ** While we're mentioning Yuzo the great, have you seen his wikipedia page? I mean, this is the guy who did the tunes for Legacy of the Wizard, for crying out loud! Legacy of the freaking Wizard! Also ... Y's I and II ... the Streets of Rage series ... and more recently the awesome retro sweetness of the Etrian Odyssey games ... how can one man be so awesome? I'm thinking some sort of demonic pact had to be involved. Satan must own the deed to Yuzo's soul. That's the only explanation I will accept.


Might just be my train of thought on this, but wouldn't that last bit involving a demonic pact with the devil make him some High Warlock or something? Channeling a pact with Satan (Stan) seems like something warlockian to me.

Guest Post: Vetting puggers -- beyond GearScore and achievements {WoW}

Jul 17th 2010 11:23PM @Hades

True, but I've never heard of people not being let into a maths class because they couldn't use a calculator.

On top of that, calculators answers aren't really up for opinion. 2+2 will make 4 on anyones caculator. Whether someone with under 4.5k gs can beat 10m Anub'Rekhan is debateable to some people.

Offspec gear and Cataclysm raiding {WoW}

May 9th 2010 4:28PM That's a brilliant system!

It needs a name though.....how about 'Suicide Kings'?