Updated Tue, Jul 19, 2011 by Messiah
Welcome, to the third edition of our new column here at WoW.TenTonHammer.com called Gear Eye for the WoW Guy. In it each week Byron "Messiah" Mudry takes a look at a character either at random or through player submission and gives them a complete gear makeover in an attempt to help get them moving on to new content in the game.
Of course there are two big tools that are needed to be able to check out a player and make useful recommendations. The first of those tools is an in depth knowledge of the game, specifically the classes, mechanics, best stats, best gear, enchants, gems, and more. This isn't something that everyone has for the first little while that they play the game or even for the first while after they hit the level cap.
The second major tool is PlayerScore, which luckily is available and usable by anyone and hosted right here on our network. You can find search for your own character and see how you stack up by visiting the PlayerScore site.
Now that you know what this is all about, on to our victim. This week I chose to look at a caster class since the last few weeks have been physical classes. The one I chose is one that happens to be one that both extremely easy to play and insanely simple to level up. While being easy to play, they are hard to master and good ones are in high demand on most servers due to the classes extremely low population numbers.
By now you can probably guess that I am talking about Warlocks. The one I chose was submitted by the charater's player and is Anthela from the Fenris server. Anthela is looking to raid, but is not quite there yet and wondering what can be done.
This character is looking to raid, but needs some help with finding some gear to help do that. While some of the gear is pretty good, there are some serious issues as well.
While this player is looking to progress in PVE content, they have a lot of PVP gear. Which, having looked at the character a few times, is in fact real, it’s not just showing them in PvP gear on their profile page due to catching them between battlegrounds.
Therefore, I selected this hapless Orc for this edition of Gear Eye for the WoW Guy as a great learning point for everyone, as sometimes just because it’s a higher item level, doesn’t make it a better item. PVP gear being used for PVE content is a perfect example of that principle.
You can find Anthela's PlayerScore information here: Anthela PlayerScore, remember however that it will change over time compared to what is listed here. This is due to PlayerScore constantly being updated to reflect any new gear, achievements and anything else that happens as Anthela plays and upgrades or changes gear.