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10-23-2009 @ 5:24PM
I don't have a huge problem with a PuG raid asking what my DPS is, depending on the raid. If it is a Naxx 10 run, it's a little silly, but if they are trying for, say ToGC, then it is an appropriate question.Asking for the HPS of a healer though, is really dumb. As others have mentioned, a healer is rarely in a situation where they can actually output anywhere near their peak healing per second. My main is a resto druid. On an average fight, I output anywhere from 2.4k to 4k hps, which is largely dependent on the encounter and how much our dps decides to stand in the fire. On some fights though (I'm looking at you Twins and P3 Anub) I will put out more than 7.5k HPS, simply because the fight mechanics allow more of my healing to be effective.Also stupid is asking for your gear score. First off, they vary wildly just depending on how you calculate it. I have looked on various sites around the web and my score ranges from ~2000 to ~5200 with the exact same gear. Second, I could be wearing some really, really nice Kitty gear, while resto specced. My gear score would be great, but my gear wouldn't have any of the stats I needed, and my effectiveness would be massively compromised. Also, higher ilvl gear is not always better. As a resto druid, one of the best trinkets for me is an ilvl213 drop from Sarth. Back in BC, the best idol for a resto druid, was a lvl 68 blue from regular Shadow Labs. I know it was still BiS when we downed Illidan, but I can't remember if there was an upgrade in Sunwell or not. Things like this make gear score irrelevant.
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