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10-22-2009 @ 2:53PM
"The best way to figure out what your raid DPS, of course, is to measure it while you're raiding"I dunno, one week I do 4-4.5K in pug Ony 25 according to that leader's recount, and we down in 3 tries. The next week, the next pug leader says I'm doing only 2.8K or so in a (fail) Ony, but a couple days later when I try in a fresh pug I'm over 4 again and we down in 2 tries. (and then we regroup and do Ony 10 in 1 try and 6 minutes -- this was last night so I remember it well :) ) My playstyle hasn't changed, I flasked every time, so I think the difference has got to partly be the buffs I'm getting from other players, but that much? No way. maxdps.com says my gear alone only gets a theoretical 3.1K, but still... latency? What else?I think it goes to show the limits of using those numbers. I get lower numbers when I break casting because I have to run, and when I'm dead, like I was often enough during the fail run. Eventually you just are good enough that people don't need to know your DPS, just that you're alive at the end of a good raid and didn't have to be carried. It's just so much harder to do that in pugs.
10-22-2009 @ 3:21PM
Ah, I think someone above may have answered my question before I asked it.If recount is highly variable depending on how close you are to everyone, that would explain the low numbers in the fail run better -- the raid leader was probably not where the action was, if you know what I mean :) Which means Lisa's comment is true after all, because I wasn't running recount myself when I looked at those numbers (gave it up as a resource hog after I got my style down) and my own numbers would have been less variable, no doubt.
10-22-2009 @ 4:22PM
You probably did lower in the fail pug because they didn't buff properly. I know when I have battle shout up from a warrior that 500+ AP makes a big difference to my own DPS. Check your buffs in a raid. The fail pug either didn't have the right composition to get the buffs you need or just didn't use them/ give them to you.
10-23-2009 @ 12:14PM
AE is hard guys
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