Quote Originally Posted by Gotterdammerung View Post
The "tier" system should define players. You can take a tier 1 player and give him anything, and he will always shine in the group. He will always spend the time and effort to make sure his character is efficient and competent. And vice versa you can give a tier 4 player the best build in the world and he will still be jealous and incompetent.
No this is exactly why the tier system should assume players of equal skill in determining the tiers of classes. It is impossible to know how competent any one person would be, but it is possible to know how much any given class CAN be able to contribute with the tools given to them.