Archive for Gear

You must have 5k+ GS to read this post!!!

Posted in Raid Leading, Tanking with tags , , , , on January 5, 2010 by Wiredude

We’ve all seen it.  LFM (insert here) must have #### GS… Is anyone besides me sort of tired of it?

It’s pretty amazing how fast a mod can all but take over the game when you really think about it.  I first started hearing about GearScore a few months ago, but at least on my server I didn’t really start noticing it in the [Trade] and [LFG] channels until the last month or 2.  Now, almost anytime you see anyone looking for more for a raid, you seen a Gearscore req posted along with it.  I’m even starting to see it in guild recruitment posts.  Honestly, I’m sort of tired of it, but at the same time I totally understand.

Just remember you have to have at least a 5K GearScore to keep reading this 😛 !

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And the Loot-gods do Smile

Posted in General with tags , on December 16, 2009 by Wiredude

Sometimes it just works that way you know? You can run something over and over and over, and what you’re looking for never drops.

I have a friend that’s done Ony every week since she was put in, looking for the caster ring. He hasn’t seen it drop yet. I don’t know how many times I ran H-ToC trying to get the tank shoulders out of there (granted I think I only have like a dozen clears there, but still…), and they finally dropped. They dropped the first run after I plunked down a stack of Triumph badges to get an upgrade from the blue ones I had been wearing. Back when I first hit 80 with Drey, I ran reg HoL a number of times, trying to get the +def trinket, never saw it, not once, I still havn’t seen it, but I haven’t run it on reg in a while either. And now I don’t really have a use for it… I don’t know how many kills I have on Sarth between my 2 toons, but I have yet to win that damn 22-slot bag on either of them. Continue reading

When Good Intentions go Bad

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 13, 2009 by Wiredude

I was one of the first to stand up and cheer the way Blizz changed badges with patch 3.2. I know first-hand what it’s like to play catch-up gear-wise, and be stuck with no one wanting to do the runs you need. I still think it was a good thing, it makes getting geared up much easier, it makes it much easier for a new player to be able to participate in content that would otherwise take months of gear-farming to even hope to see. I’m all for making the game more enjoyable for more people.

But I think Blizz made a HUGE mistake in the overall design of all the raid content for WotLK. I’m not talking about anything in a mechanical sense, not so much in tuning eiither. Their mistake was made in the best of intentions, and was done with the intent that people would have the opportunity to get to see more of the content. And you know what, it works, people are getting to see the content. So the mistake isn’t quite so obvious. But in the end, the result was this.

The little guy is getting the short end of the stick again.

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