Elitist Group is an addon that reviews your pug members and give you a couple of different standards to judge your group mates. It also allows you to make notes about each group member after a run. I’m not sure if it does the same thing for 10-/25-man raids.
Here’s a screenshot from a recent pug. As I joined the instance this flashed up on the screen:
This is a pug headed into Halls of Stone.
For each member of the party it showed me if I had any notes made about them (which of course I didn’t since it was the first time I’d used the addon), their current spec(I believe the druid in the bottom right-hand corner was in the process of changing specs when the addon looked at him. When I examined him later he had all his talent points spent), whether or not I “trusted” them (which I did currently since I’d never grouped with any of them and none of them had any ratings) their equipment level (I think it’s based on average iLvl), their enchants (or lack thereof) and their gems (or lack thereof). The equipment, gems and enchantments are “judged” as to their appropriateness for their current spec. So a Warrior using +spellpower plate would show a red X in the Equipment slot (in this case I believe our warrior was rocking a bunch of PVP armor).
When I finished the run through Halls of Stone it showed me this screen for rating my group mates:
This allows me to rate the members of the pug and to add any relevant comments.
Outside the instance you can look back at anyone the addon has seen in the past (including yourself) or you can examine players around you (/eg playername). This will show your a more detailed breakdown of that toon’s gear/gems/enchants/experience.
Here’s a character view of my Paladin. It turns out the addon doesnt’ like the enchantment on my boots hence the red X. That said, it’s a legitimate feet enchant (feet enchants suck). This also shows that that Tatia, my pally, hasn’t been through many raids. True since she’s my alt and only occasionally gets to play.
Lastly, here’s a shot of the “settings” page. I’ve turned off communication atm. I may turn it back on in the future.. but right now I’m not interested in sharing my notes/ratings.
Overall this does about 80% of what I want. The only things I’d like to see is whether the player is defense capped (for tanks), hit capped(for ranged/melee dps), expertise capped(for melee dps). Initially it still doesn’t tell me if they “know how to play”.. but it does at least tells me if they have a clue about how to properly gear.
Initially I saw Grimtorn post about this on Twitter and I checked it out and I’m very very happy with it. Thanks Grimtorn!