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The Anti-Gear Score Experience   40 comments

“LFM ICC 25. I don’t care about your gear score, I just ask that you can stay out of the fire and follow directions. Vent will be required”.

That was my cry last Saturday night as we decided to start an ICC 25 pug. And you know what, I took anyone and every one of the first 25 people to send me a tell indicating that they were interested in going. I didn’t ask people to come to the well for inspection, I didn’t ask for an achievement link, I didn’t ask for a recitation of your raiding history since your birth. If you wanted to go…you went.

“I am a BM hunter, and I don’t have any experience in ICC at all, but I’d love to go” /invite BM Hunter

*insert French accent* “Beeeeru…take my ghetto rogue, he just dinged 80 today” /invite a certain mage’s ghetto fabulous rogue

And so I managed to mash the most rag-tag group ever together to venture into ICC. I truly didn’t care about gear score, or even GEAR for that matter. I truly didn’t care about experience. If you wanted to go, and were in the first 25 folks to send me a tell, you got an invite. We got everyone into vent, and as we started the raid we said “we don’t know how far we will get, but we’ll go until we can’t make it anymore, we are all here for fun, so please keep that in mind”.

We started on our way, and knowing that we had people with zero ICC experience, we gave an explanation before each encounter. And how did we do with our rag tag group of misfits that most people wouldn’t give the time of day, that I have openly seen other people mock because their lack of experience or gear, that people twit negatively about when they get them in PuGs? Let’s take a look, shall we?!
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Posted June 2, 2010 by Beruthiel in Gearscore, Raiding

Your Gearscore Can Kiss My…   31 comments

I know that many people have already given their, largely unfavorable, opinion on this asinine new “tool” that has entered the game, but I thought it was time for me to pitch in my two cents on the matter.  For those of you that aren’t interested in another gearscore rant, here is the TL:DR version:  Gearscore can kiss my fuzzy tauren ass.

Over our holiday weekend, I partook in any number of PuGs through the looking for group system on just about all of my 5 level 80s.  I’ve done a good number of these on Beru, so that I could finish off my achievement and nab up Perky (which I did this weekend!).  Brade and I also always make a point to do the daily random for our two badges of frost.  One of these days, our queue popped us into the Culling of Stratholme, which is one of my favorite instances. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted December 28, 2009 by Beruthiel in /rant, Alt-aholic!, Gearscore, PuGalicious