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10-23-2009 @ 1:17AM
I actually was forced to leave a Naxx 25 run (we were on Patchwerk) because the rest of the dpsers got into a pissing contest over the meters and refused to let the tanks establish aggro before opening up on old Patchy. One shots all around. Over and Over. I was raid leader and started in with whispering in tells, then getting stern in Vent, then finally just calling the raid and hitting my hearthstone. A situation like that is why I don't like meters ever being linked. Not in guild, not in raid, not even in whispers unless we've "hit the wall" and are carrying some super lightweight players (gearwise, of course). If I'm forced to PUG something, I use GearScore (addon) and Pug Checker (website), both of which tell me more about the player than strict dps numbers (like someone above said, people lie all the time or can't give you a set number because fights are so different). I could tell you I do 5k on Patchwerk but how many fights are like that? I can pull 6.5k on Thaddius (providing people know how to stack). I can pull 7 on XT (which is a gimmick fight anyway). On Heigan I'm lucky to hit 2k (but I don't die). When you ask me what my dps is, which one do you want? An average? My highest possible? My mimimum I feel I can guarantee you barring something totally unseen? Or would you feel better if you took a few moments to go to Pug Checker, pop my name in, and see what I've managed to down? See what my gear is like by hovering your cursor over me? I'm not going to link achievements; if you are that pro (or that worried) Pug Checker is free. GearScore is free.
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