Vook's story reminded me of one one that I'd never forget, from TBC.
My friends and I needed to PUG a healer for regular Black Morass; most of us were rather decked out so maybe we could've done it without heals, but I didn't feel like trying so at the time. Well, long story short, we find a paladin who switched to 61/0/0 Holy like 5 minutes prior, and as we got ready to summon, he asked the following:
"whats better [The Essence Focuser] or [High Warlord's Cleaver] for a healing pally"
We survived. My friend was disappointed that we didn't just 4-man it without a healer like he wanted to.
I can't entirely call this a silly reason, more of a jerk reason:
ZA, doing quite well on my warrior tank alt, who is STILL stuck with a 346 blue helm. 353 drops, I'm all excited, everyone says "congrats"...except this DW frost DK who is just sitting there.
About 25 seconds or so goes by while the clock to greed/need continues to tick down...and he needs on the helm, beating me. I didn't get pissed off in chat, mind you, but I did say "Really XXXXXX, you're going to take a tanking helm from the tank that needs it?" He says "Yes, I'm an asshole. I need it for my offspec. You have enough tank gear".
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I saw a tauren rolling on mail gear once and when I asked him, he said it was better than what he was wearing.
Can you believe that? A cow wearing clothes? Ridiculous..
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Gunpowder, treason and plot.
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Should ever be forgot...
The stupidest reason I've ever seen was a guildy in WotLK replacing gear because of higher ilvl. Of course he didn't know it was the total item budget, he was referring to the GEARSCOREZOMG in his tooltip addon. The specs of the piece were absurdly worse for him and broke a set bonus but there was no convincing him. Twas a very touchy feely everybody hug and get along guild, so what could I do but say grats on the purchase man!
Personally, I'm sure I made all sorts of idiotic gearing decisions on my mage Pre-TBC considering this was my first MMO.
On my hunter I always picked items with the highest armor because armor helps you survive a beating, after all - up until level 65 or so when I started wondering what the other stats were for.
Tank in full PvP gear. Because it has more stam and with talents they are uncrittable.... yeah right, that works- NOT!
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Also in ZG a boomkin needed on the 1h strength mace for their alt. I pointed out that once you need an epic BoE its soulbound. The person told me to shut up so I ignored em and left.
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If addons are just a crutch for healing, forks are just a crutch for eating spaghetti and real carpenters pound in nails with their foreheads.
(Prior to Hunters losing their mana bar)
A Hunter was stacking MP5 gear into every gear-slot, onto every socket, and as every enchant.
Me: Why stack so much MP5 when you have Aspect of the Viper?
Him: Viper makes me do less dps duh.
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maybe not as bad as some of these, but was in BT ages ago, and a lv 85 hunter needed on lv 70 hunter shoulders JUST for the 1% extra heals on his pet... never saw him wear them
Back in Wrath a mage had the Hakkari Battle Token, melee/hunter trinket and was using it for the haste despite the proc being useless.
On an alt I was guilded with some warlock who stacked Agility gems/enchants, had green/blue agility RNG gear.. when I asked him why, he told me that Agility gives armor and casters biggest weakness was lacking armor.
(Yes, agility did/may still increase armor.)
My mind was literally fucked at how i survived the whole instance
My first character in WoW was a retri pala. I was stacking intellect because I didn't want to have a dumb character.