Dec 16th 2010 8:21PM ^ was supposed to be a comment to something else. Please down rate/black it out.
Dec 16th 2010 8:20PM I was doing heroics in a guild group, all of whom had not reached 329 'properly' at the time, however, we had no trouble.
If it was a pug, it would still not be detrimental to the group, as my experience generally leads to helping the group. E.g. in lower gear, i top charts on bosses, explain fights, cc targets efficiently and quickly, mark targets midfight, blind and stunlock targets that have come out of cc, don't miss interrupts, and slow all targets withing range allowing the tank to kite on harder hitting trash or adds in a boss fight.
So kinda a case of skill > gear. Especially for dps, not so much for tank/heals who really needa be geared to avoid ooming/getting smashed.
Dec 15th 2010 8:06PM For those who wish to cheat/have an ilvl advantage:
Shirts (yes thats right, those things that do nothing) can increase your ilvl, so i recommend you buy a lvl 40 shirt (pumped mine by 3)
You average ilvl is composed by a list of highest ilvl gear in you bag and what you are wearing, so as a shadow priest you may buy other pieces of non-useful gear e.g. agi rings etc, only have to keep them in your bags, and it will still pump your ilvl if it has a higher ilvl than your current rings.
Sep 15th 2010 6:13PM I am 15, turning 16, and have played as a rogue vanilla. I disagree with what many have said here. I have consistently turned up to raids early, and have not missed a guild raid in over three months. I don't keyboard turn and have a neat, raid-friendly UI. In addition to this, i am consistently in the top 2 or 3 dps, irrelevant of the fight (rogue), pulling 17-18k on saurfang, and on fights like sindy and pp, still above 10 or 11k.
All this is just to say - 'children' can make competent and reliable raiders, if they have the experience and are willing to look into theorycrafting etc.