You'll hear me say this quite often in game: "I swear, if I could give a yelling to the elitist asshole who made GearScore, I WOULD!"
Which is really not fair to him. I'm sure he's not elitist or an asshole, just someone who made a mod up and people started misusing it.
Yeah, that's right. I went there, you direspectful, uncaring, idiot PuG raid leaders of Cenarius.
You see, Gearscore was supposed to measure a "score" based on your gear. For example, a freshly dinged 80 has a GS of around 3000. If you only do 10 mans, you have a GS of 5.3ish. And 25 mans? Closer to 6.0K.
However, some PuG leaders view this thing as A BIBLE. I don't have 25 man achievements for ICC, but I do for 10 mans. I have a GS of 5.3k. Mr. Littlebark has made his Shadow Priest his main for now, so I whispered a RL and told him my predicament. I have high GS + 10 Achievements. Mr. LB no achievements on Shadow Priest but a horde of them of his Pally.
"Need Achieve to get in or high GS. Not bringing people that need explanation or stand in shit and achievements rule out 80% of that."
I promptly said thank you, and declined the invite.
I understand what he's trying to do. But what irks me is this. With the new badge vendor system, you can grind heroics and get all ICC entry level gear -without going into a raid. Hence not knowing where to stand or knowing the fights.
This is a rant. The RL had no way of knowing that Mr. LB does know the fights and in fact led raids for almost 6 months, knows where to stand and has a couple of tricks up his sleeve.
I guess it's too much to ask for RL of Cenarius to just hold hands and sing "Kumbaya".