Apparently you 2 havnt fought people in PvP gear with mediocore PvE gear then. Mortal strikes for less than 10k are OP right?
It works in BGs/Arenas because there is an ilvl cap, thus making PVP gear better because of bonus additional PVP power. If you're in ironforge smashing noobs it is better to be in heroic raiding gear than PVP gear, much better.
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Well since everyone's throwing out their made-up numbers, I guess I'll join in with my opinion.
Saw a warrior in a random BG the other day that was complaining about the gear disparity.
I watched him charge a shaman and start bladestorm without bothering to put up hamstring, colossus smash or piercing howl (which he didn't have; went with staggering shout lol). Shaman just walked away without taking any damage.
Sums up my feelings on this particular matter.
Well I don't know how a hunter couldnt die with 4 90s or whatever on him, as well as guards (no?). I mean, its not like it was a guardian druid.
Many things decide who win, and I daresay gear is one of them. If I with my warlock in her boosted 90 gear is going to kill a full Prideful geared warrior (who's afk, because otherwise I'd be dead), I would be there for quite some time. With my other rogue in slightly more pvp gear, I'm capable of capping bases, dropping smoke bombs, cc, whatever, but to kill someone? Eh.. Not likely. Despite my skills, theres no way of killing someone who's fully prideful in a 1v1 situation.
May be I could give them a run for their money in Griveous gear, so I wouldnt say its all in the gear, but it does play a huge role.
As a full 550 player I would say that yes, it makes a TON of difference. Saying it is ALL about gear is over the top, but there is no way a good player in full 522 can compete against a decent player in full 550.
When I go to timeless I replace my helm and cloak by a legendary gem warforged 2/2 normal SoO helmet and the legendary cloak, which is pretty much the best set you can get as of now (unless full heroic is taken into consideration). I can easily farm coins in this setup, all I have to do is avoid very high geared locks and hunters, since they counter me too well.
All in all I think: gear > class > skill.