Originally Posted by jamor
What makes you good at WoW?
Is it whoever is the fastest with their keyboard (APM) and can cast the most amount of spells and right spells at a time?
Or is skill more based on movement, aiming, your level, and just a little bit based on APM?
I.E. FPS - based on movement and aim. RTS - skill is based on strategy but more so on APM.
I was always really good at FPS but sucked at RTS because even though I had good strategy and can type very very fast, I still never had high APM probably due to laziness and lack of memorizing all of the keystrokes.
Most people determine skill by the armor they wear. That doesn't necessarily represent skill. Anyone who is in a good guild that raids the end game content can wear the armor. When I think of someone having skill in WoW, it's the ability to play your class the way it was meant.
Back when I played WoW, I was in one of the best guilds in the US and had THE best gear in the game at the time. With said gear, I was able to properly do my job while playing (tanking, dps, etc..), now when I say properly play my class I mean that I was a tank first and foremost. I never had a mob lose aggro from me nor did I ever drop due to a wrong move or incorrect positioning. WoW is all about strategy, at least as far as end game content is concerned.