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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    It's mostly a perception thing, Zeek. Hell, even in vertical MMOs you don't NEED the newest gear to do content, yet people will flip out over taking you to a Karazhan pug without Tier 6 gear for some reason. When I was doing progression in Cataclysm I was still in 5-man dungeon blues when we were halfway done with Tier 11 heroic modes. =O

    Same thing in GW2. For the most part the gear doesn't *matter*, but people will perceive it as something they MUST get, and therefore others MUST get it too or they're not good enough.
    the difference is your whole group wasnt in blues doing those heroics, fact is in gw2 you could do explore modes in all blue geared group, in WoW you cant do heroic raids in it.

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    the difference is your whole group wasnt in blues doing those heroics, fact is in gw2 you could do explore modes in all blue geared group, in WoW you cant do heroic raids in it.
    Not sure why you chose to nitpick details when I was agreeing with you. Darn internet. ><

    (And yes, most of us WERE in blues, because being behind the gear curve is typically what happens with fast progression)
    Last edited by Bovinity Divinity; 2013-10-05 at 03:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    It's mostly a perception thing, Zeek. Hell, even in vertical MMOs you don't NEED the newest gear to do content, yet people will flip out over taking you to a Karazhan pug without Tier 6 gear for some reason. When I was doing progression in Cataclysm I was still in 5-man dungeon blues when we were halfway done with Tier 11 heroic modes. =O

    Same thing in GW2. For the most part the gear doesn't *matter*, but people will perceive it as something they MUST get, and therefore others MUST get it too or they're not good enough.
    IMO the whole "gear requirement" thing is more or less non-existent in GW2, people fuss more over actual experience, builds (if they specifically need a bunker/support) and overall skill, I've never seen anyone asking about gear lol. Firstly there's no inspect option at all, secondly there's quite a few shared skins among the purchasable gear sets (or people transmute), then there's dyes making it even harder to tell what someone is wearing at a glance.
    I remember WoW during the GearScore addon days, people used to demand at least 4000 GS for basic pugs and 5000-5500+ for higher pugs/GDKP raids. Now THAT was obsession over gear requirements :P
    Last edited by Xuvial; 2013-10-13 at 11:35 PM.

  4. #24
    It's quite common to have people ping their gear though, I do it every time I grab a pug...
    In most cases, I understand the other side's viewpoint and how they came to it, but cannot tolerate their stubbornness to not see mine (the right one).

  5. #25
    It's a pretty good game actually. I played it on and off and initially hated it due to its complete departure from the WoW model, but I've grown to appreciate it.

    Good combat with a leveling progression that limits what you can screw up talent wise. There's also no "Wrong way" to play your class and it you find something really bad you can always change it on the fly.

    Never feeling the need to catch up with friends in the game. They can easily quest with you and still get rewards relevant to them. This is pretty big if you start late or have more time then the guys you play with.

    Overall the game turns into what you make of it. One of the first hangups I had leveling was running into a gap in the leveling zones early on where I wasn't high enough, but after taking it upon myself to go to another race's starting zone I saw how it all worked out.

    Pretty safe buy IMO even for a non raider because the lack of trinity actually makes you think about how you want to do a dungeon boss. Once again it's up to you to play with the game and not necessarily hang on for the ride.
    Last edited by Fadc; 2013-10-14 at 01:49 PM.

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