Wow. Thanks to RJK for highlighting this post on a site I rarely visit, Greedy Goblin. Great for money-making tips, but… raiding?
In short: the goblin’s guild cleared 10-man Ulduar, wearing only blues (no epics), including Yogg.
This is irrefutable proof that skill matters more than gear.
I don’t really need to say much about this. It speaks for itself.
Good raiders are more important than good gear. People should give up saying “we need more gear before we can do this boss”, but instead say “we need more coordination, skill and/or practice”.
This is all consistent with the opinions of the top raiding guilds I’ve interviewed, Numen, Spike Flail and Wrath. They say situational awareness is crucial. Gear can be gained.
Update: I’ve now elaborated on my views.
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