No one needs blue gear. Gear excuse is always made by elitists. I had a successful run where I explicitly stated the blue helmet is mine if it drops. While it didn’t sadly, the tanks I played with didn’t give a damn about blue gear, because who does? When people don’t listen and keep taking things out of context situations like these happen, where people say I shouldn’t dps.
As for when I do get purple plate gear, the only time I roll need is when everyone has better or same gear because sometimes it is nice vanity. The only time I always roll need is heavy or 1h gear.
I have ran at least 50+ Mona/palace and everyone is always surprised how well I do my role and actually prefer me to do the buffing/dps than kiting or tanking (not that I can do it anymore).
No one here asks me how I play, they just take assumptions which are always wrong, yet I have been playing since 2014, and sure I was always shunned amongst elitists for playing Carnage, but with people who actually play content and not nag all, I am well liked. I would probably raid if not for the fact I am never on the evenings. So instead of listening to the elitists, maybe ask the player first?