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2-16-2009 @ 5:16PM
It may be a little off topic but... Tythian you have to realize that you could not play the game without hybids. Being a MT or a healer is considered a much more stressful position and certainly in my experience a more involving role. People do it because of the challenge but the burnout rate of these players is exponetially higher than "Pure DPS" players. To add to this Tanks and Healers get pegion-holed into that role when many would prefer to break once in a while. While this requires reorganization and luck. DPS can usually be replaced on the fly with no real change in raid setup, especially in 25 man. (DPS can still do reasonable DPS without optimum buffs but doing Malygos with no aoe healing, or a poorly geared tank on 2d/3d Sarth spells disaster.) The other side of this is pure dps classes are less likely to roll "off-spec" while hybrids generally need to; if for nothing else than to have a break from tanking/healing without being left out of guild raids. This is why many guilds seek to reward Hybrids by slanting the DKP system in thier favor. Usually this is done through half DKP for off-spec rolls or decreasing Tanking/Healing item values in the DKP system. With mainspecs still getting priority DPS are not left behind but Hybrids have a chance to enjoy the game while helping fill the basic requirements of thier raid. A good tank or healer is worth 10 dps. (In my experience people who have tanked/healed, even on other charaters, are usually stonger players on the DPS side than the "pure DPS classes" whos players have not.)Based on your post though, until you have been a MT/raidleader/MH in 25/40 man content you will never understand why having the ability to break and come in as an off-spec is so important to the health of your raid, and sustainability of your progression.
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