"Oh you're under hit cap" or "you only have 1600 spell power" or "that trinket is really old" or "you have a stam gem." It's the kind of nitpicking that makes people not able to customize their characters the way they want to.
That's because it works differently in WoW than in FFXI, in terms of getting the best gear. In WoW, it's clearly Naxx > Ulduar > upcoming Argent Tournament gear, no ifs and buts. In addition, just get a hardcore raid group and you'll eventually get the Ulduar items, which are clear superior items for the most part against the Naxx items.
Not like FFXI. Relic weapons, Sky items, Dynamis pieces, King abjurations, Salvage drops, you really can't say for sure what IS the clear, defined superior item (ok most relics are clearly superior), and it can take some time researching which combination of pieces of equipment is the best for the slot. Also, like a piece of King Abjuration for example, it's a lot harder to obtain than a piece of Ulduar gear. Most of the time, a Haubergeon/+1 is expected at 75, but not Adaberk. Skadi hands are great ratk hands for RNG, but then you have S. Kote and CFG, which are racc-based and a racc/ratk glove respectively. Then there's the amount of time you can acquire these items. Sky and city Dynamis drops are not bad, but Salvage? Relics? See? The player standards of equipment is different.
And in WoW there's a hit cap that can be reached with gear. "Get 263 hit, and you won't miss!" In FFXI, AFAIK and correct me if I'm wrong since it's been 5 months since I played, the only extensively analyzed FFXI mob in terms of accuracy are 82-83 Greater Colibri, that we need x amount of accuracy to 95% (cap), and I think it's much harder to hit that cap against, say, a ****** off Byakko or Suzaku, and then there are HNMs like Genbu or a zerged Kirin that all you want to do is stack anything that increases damage period.
But you know, it's not like you can avoid some cookie cutters, we already have those in FFXI -without- an armory.
And the obnoxious nitpicking WoW players are just bigger jerks than the obnioxious FFXI players in general. Edited, Jul 9th 2009 6:21pm by woooter Edited, Jul 9th 2009 6:23pm by woooter