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10-31-2008 @ 8:41PM
"I mostly deal in semantics."I know that. That's why your arguments are always full of fail. Rather than argue the point the person was making, you attack the words they used to make their point."You said that hybrid classes should deal less damage than pure classes, so the logical extent is that they will not be used when you need to maximize raid DPS (progression raiding)."No, that is NOT the logical extent. The logical extent is that maximizing raid DPS is done by maximizing RAID DPS, not bringing in a lot of high DPS individuals. Bringing in someone who can throw an emergency heal to a DPS to keep them alive IS maximizing raid DPS. They just kept that rogue alive so he could DPS for the next 5 minutes of the fight.A Ret pally that cleanses poisons maximizes raid DPS. A Moonkin that decurses maximizes raid DPS. A fury warrior that throws on a shield and grabs a stray mob that is about to rape a healer maximizes raid DPS. In case you hadn't figured it out yet, the single best way to maximize raid DPS is to KEEP EVERYONE ALIVE TO DPS. Hybrid classes are able to do that better than any DPS class. DPS classes simply yell out over vent that something needs to be done. If you bring 18 rogues to Archimonde, you're screwed.THAT is why hybrids should do less damage. How much less? I don't know. That's hard to quantify. It should be enough to be noticeable, but not enough to be game-breaking. If you would get higher DPS by bringing a rogue and a healer instead of two DPS shamans, then something is broken. That is not how it stands right now, but we will see how it scales as we level.And please, feel free to parse the language I have used and not argue the actual point. It's what you do best.
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