Girls Gone WoW – Show 345: Gearing with Rossi

This week MATTHEW ROSSI is with us again!! We had a great time talking about gearing in BAzeroth, and a lot of random stuff too.

You can find Rossi @MatthewWRossi on Twitter or over on BlizzardWatch

Next week: We’re flying solo but we’re talking about the mistakes we alllllll made when we started WoW. How long did you play without talents? What’s your best screw up from not understanding the game? Tell us! 

Girls gone WoW 119: Mr wow encyclopaedia!

There are so many changes to gear and stats announced that we could only have one person to discuss that with us: Simes aka Husbandface J

Show 119:

Welcome Simes

Interview time:  quick recap time

How was our week in WoW?

Winners Halloween competion.

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Show 119: All the stats that change

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Show 120:  Facelift time! We chat about the new character models that have been revealed and what we want from the ones that haven’t been shown yet.

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Badges, good or not?

I’ve been a raider since vanilla. You got the best gear with either pvp or raiding back then and I can still remember that a large group of my raidteam that was geared up in Blackwing lair gear could easily dominate a battleground.

I hear a lot of old school raiders complain about the badges. “It’s too easy to get gear,” “the game is being made too easy”, things like that. I don’t think that’s entirely true. Most gear that you get from ICC is better than the gear you get from badges. So raiding is again ‘worth more’ then the badges.

I actually see it as an opportunity to be more flexible with your spec. Let me explain, I’m a druid and as most wow-players know, druids have different roles. I’ve been a healer/moonkin for years. At the raids my guild runs now, I’m always a resto. I will not roll on moonkin or feral gear if someone else can use it for their main spec. Now at times that can be a bit frustrating (believe me, questing in resto spec, not fun) and sometimes you just want to run around in a different spec and experience the game from that point of view.

My guild wouldn’t take me as anything but a resto since my gear for other specs is just not good enough for ICC. That’s where badges come in, you can get some good gear from them and it gives you the chance to chance your spec and joining in raids if you wanted to without people screaming: too low gearscore! (Not that my guildies would do that, but I do not want to feel like I’m being carried).

So, yeah I can see why people are a bit upset about getting gear with badges, but there are a lot of good points about having them too. I’m perfectly fine with badges in the game. If a player is bad, he will always be bad. Gear does not solve that.