“OMG that’s a 245! I have a 226/232, so it’s an upgrade!”
So many people of late are rolling on gear simply because of item level, without taking any regard for the stats. I’ve seen casters rolling on mp5 gear with no hit. I’ve seen DKs of both roles rolling on block gear, dps dks rolling on tank gear [it has more strength right?], paladins and warriors outright refusing to roll on block gear because the nonblock gear has a higher ilevel.
Maybe I’m just a bit particular, but I am very selective with my upgrades. As an endgame/progression DK tank, I think my armor would all instantly rust if I put a block piece in there or spellpower… Ewwww. Besides that, I firmly believe in stat balance – with any class/role. I have one of every class at 80, save my warrior who is 71. I’m quite familiar with what stats each class needs [and with most specs]. Playing to 80 and the most basic research was more than enough to clue me in on the basics. Not saying my toons are perfectly itemized and balanced, but Askevar is as close as it comes – she’s my main and the one I’ve put all my raiding energy into. I am trying to up her parry and lower her dodge for icecrown [and contemplating a blood spec for tanking in addition] but that’s more incidental.
Heck, I don’t even roll on offset gear unless it’s going to shard, hence why my dps set is… not the best. Why am I going to take a piece of gear away from a mainspec dps? That just hurts our progression. My dps set will eventually come along… it always does. Why would a caster dps even roll on an mp5 piece? [specifically an mp5 trinket]? Why would you deny your healer that extra upgrade to keep the raid alive? I mean, if the healers all have it, or if you have a healing offset [especially if you’re using it to help the raid], I can sorta get it, but still… a mage rolling on an mp5 trinket?
It shows me that either the people in question don’t know a thing about their class or that they’re particularly selfish. That’s why we have a loot master I know, but to see people even think to roll on these things… hurts my feelings.
ETA: This is not referencing new 80’s who take a piece of gear in a heroic that’s not a perfect upgrade when no one else needs it. My mage does in fact have an mp5 ring from the headless horseman event that absolutely no one else in the party could use – and it was better than the 155 blue she had. She’s also not raiding beyond 10 man naxx alt runs and is more pvp focused. I’m refering to endgame raiding where everything is pretty much a “perfect” upgrade for someone/class/spec.