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Nafien
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#1 - 2011/02/10 06:01:00 PM
This has probally been talked about before but here we go.

Blizzard why did you just add gearscore as a requirement in some Cata instances. Because obviously GS=Skill right? <-- not raging but its just kinda annoying because your going to start making some people believe GS=skill and in the future some people may not be able to participate in endgame.


*Edited the title to be more indicative of the topic.- Nethaera

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#4 - 2011/02/10 06:13:00 PM
This has probally been talked about before but here we go.

Blizzard why did you just add gearscore as a requirement in some Cata instances. Because obviously GS=Skill right? <-- not raging but its just kinda annoying because your going to start making some people believe GS=skill and in the future some people may not be able to participate in endgame.


The item level requirement was added to help players better gauge whether or not they might be ready to take on that content. We were seeing a lot of issues before where people were upset that someone was in a group that just didn't have the gear to take on the encounters. Or conversely they (personally) were upset that they didn't seem to be able to overcome an instance despite thinking they were ready for it. So, we've sort of baked in a system to better identify "readiness". It's merely a tool to indicate possible preparedness, not an indicator of skill or lack of skill.

We've mentioned it before, but it doesn't hurt to repeat, that we have been putting some thought into easing the requirement for premade or guild groups in the dungeon finder since those groups may want to help carry a lesser geared player through the encounter and generally have better overall coordination for achieving the completion of the dungeon.

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#116 - 2011/02/10 09:11:33 PM

And it's a great system that's flawless! Why, my DK tank finally got the iLvl she needed to queue for Heroics when some caster leather and mail found its way to my inventory via greed rolls!


We do not believe the system to be flawless. We believe it to simply be a tool that can at least help give some basic guidance. It's not perfect and we would like to continue to improve upon it in the future.