WTF is my Gearscore


I’ve not seen this making the rounds in the circles I read – I could just be slow again, but if you don’t want to install the Gearscore mods there is website called WTF is my Gearscore

Regardless of how you feel about Gearscore – its a tool some of you may like.  Yes we know it doesn’t indicate skill, and it covers up bad gear choices.  It is however,   what people are asking for in pugs.

When I tell someone my Gearscore. I KNOW that it’s because I have made the right gear choices.  Which Is why I still have a ilevel 200 trinket when I have 5 others with a better ilevel but are crap!

And yes people are still rejecting people for Gearscore.

My alt healing priest  Ostara got rejected for a 4 boss kill ICC last week.

I didn’t even make it out of Dalaran. ” Sorry Ostara  – Your GS is too low”

( and I wasn’t going to blog about this indignation)

I had the 4 Boss achievement which I linked. over 3k Heals and over 5k GS  ( 5085)  and I was a holy priest.  People Love holy priests. /sob

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19 Responses to “WTF is my Gearscore”


  1. 1 leah April 4, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    /target gearscore misusing idiots
    /murder with extreme prejudice.

    my pally alt tanked first 4 bosses of ICC when it was the only thing available first for semi alt runs and for full alt runs. her current gearscore, after 2 ICC upgrades?

    4867

    I really really really and I mean really hate that stupid addon and people who listen to it like gospel.

    /target Ostara
    /comfort

    • 2 Pugnacious Priest April 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

      yep the gs requirements for the 1st 4 was 4800 … you don’t ‘need’ anymore..

    • 3 Anonymous July 24, 2010 at 9:20 am

      At least you said “misusing” and not “gear score sucks”.

      Gear score is a tool, it doesn’t suck, it just has to be used correctly. Being able to tell on the fly if the person is still in blues, or has never stepped into a 25m is easy with GS and that’s valuable information.

      I’m sure most people know this, when PuGs ask for high gear scores they are just doi9ng so to make sure the run gets done as quickly as possible. Nothing wrong with that.

      If a person is 100-200 less than everyone else, just check his gear, he might be wearing something because it’s better than higher ilvl stuff.

      So, the best thing is a combination of Gear Score and asking someone yourself.

  2. 4 Klepsacovic April 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I miss the old days when we barely even knew how to /inspect, and tended to consider blues overgeared.

  3. 6 jimmie April 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    My pally tank has a few achevments from icc 10 man that I got while tanking so when I saw a pug asking for a tank I offered to do it linked them they looked at my level 200 shield and booted me. I mean don’t look at my revered quest ring or all my togc 10 and 25 man loot. 30 mins later they were still looking for a tank

  4. 9 Priestgiblet April 4, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I really really hate this addon with a passion. I’ve seen people requiring 5k gs just to get into Naxx. As it is i used that link to see where my priest is and he is at 4.5k and got aa fail remark from that site (not sure if its random). then did my lvl 48 druid who got a win comment. lol

  5. 10 Union April 4, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Gearscore is simply replacing the Armoury.

    In the Before Times, people had to ALT-TAB and type your name into the Armoury, inspect you, and decide if you’re worthy to come based on your gear. NOW, they do *exactly* the same thing… only it’s done in-game.

    I have no problem with Gearscore, just as I have no problem with The Armoury. The people who use GS now are the same ones who demanded a completed Ulduar achievement to join an Ulduar run. Their behaviour has NOT changed, merely the way of measurement.

    I joined many a raid that did not ask for ridiculous requirements, be they glorious armour shown at the Armoury, glorious achievements, or a high Gearscore. This “Gearscore epidemic” is only a problem for the non-guilded, who are naturally the loudest in complaints, hence the *appearance* of a new scurge-like plague.

    • 11 Frostymunky April 28, 2010 at 5:09 pm

      Armory? In the old days, we had to approach you, and then inspect you, not this Armory crap. You are like the fourty year old who complains of being old.

  6. 12 Narx April 5, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I agree with the idea that checking the Armory, or something like Pugchecker, or Quick Armory as alternatives, are great ways to determine if you are picking up a failure or a player or not. Because let’s face it, no one likes having people who really really suck in their raid.

    I don’t think GearScore is that great and I personally don’t like it.

    Do I use it? Somewhat – because the elitist pigs on Frostmourne do for the most part. But I am more likely to u=use pugchecker.com than GearScore where I can purely because its a much better representation (it’s not a mythical number, its a number based on ilevel, ie 233.6 ave ilevel) and you can see boss kills quite clearly as well.

  7. 13 Ngita April 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Union sorry your wrong, You can not stand in /trade and say lf more for flame leviathian, must have full clear acheivement, or lf1more for 10 man naxx must have full epics. But lf 10 man icc must have 5600gs, lf toc 25 must have 5300 gs. These are lfm’s that are right now in trade and acceptable because Gearscore is just a arbitrary number, you can’t argue stupidity against it. I had a talk to the toc guy because while I have 2 characters that still need trinkets+1 drop from toc25. But I am not going to sit a pug for a hour while he finds people that meet that high a standard and also want to go to toc25. He had 8, 15 mins later he had 10.

    Gearscore simply tells you how much gear the have accumulated, The 5500 GS healer still stands in flame breath on onyxia, they stand in front of the drake on Malygos etc. In one of the raids today I outdps’ed a hunter @ 5800 gs on my 5300 gs warlock by a 1000 dps.

  8. 14 Aloix April 5, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    My biggest problem with gearscores in all its iterations I think is that it can encourage bads (or even ‘casual/socials’) to make poor gear choices to inflate their score.

  9. 15 Dyre42 April 9, 2010 at 1:05 am

    The site labels people between 5K and 5.2k GS as fail. How lovely.

  10. 16 @valkyrierisen April 17, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    This post made me cry. Be glad you didn’t raid with those jerks :/ It would have been painful.

    Another new armory type site: http://elitistarmory.com/

  11. 17 Jennifer May 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I haven’t raided hardcore since Naxx and alittle ulduar. I couldn’t get into anything!
    My gearscore is 4600. I couldnt even get into TOC runs to gear up. I join a guild with min 4800 gearscore to join. They say “well, we will give you a chance..we do run TOC, but there is no way you can run ICC”.

    2 hours later…during their ICC run I get a whisper “can you heal ICC?”. I say, “but I was told my gearscore is too low”…they say. “well you can try”. My 4600 disc priest outlives the 5200 gearscore druid to heal the last minute or 2 of Deathbringer. We down 4 bosses. Another thing worth noting. This was the guilds first ICC run. Nobody was uber geared out to begin with. It can be done. Would a higher gearscore be better? yeah. Would have made it a tad easier, but we lived.

  12. 18 Harry October 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    gearscore. i dont understand how they do it,
    yesterday i inspected a friend of mine see the gear (both got druid) 2/3 of my equips were better and still he has 200 more gs sup with that:P

  13. 19 Katherine October 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    The “fail” or “win” from GS is based on the average gearscore for your level. If you’re above average you get a “win”. I’d ignore it.


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