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1-18-2010 @ 5:24PM
"your overall heroic DPS should not be below 2,000 DPS, even IF YOU'RE IN ALL BLUES.'Solid post Brian!I can agree to this to a point. If you're in all blues you should definately be pushing the 2k barrier. But then again, there's other dynamics at play also. Things like experience of different members in the group, knowledge of the instance, etc... But yep, all I'd say 1,500 - 2,000 DPS is completely adequate and should be expected. If you're below the 1,500 mark, then you probably need to go back to the drawing board and figure out what you're doing wrong.As for " I'm going to go ahead and risk the wrath of most of the world and suggest you just keep your pet on defensive for heroic runs." this should just be SOP. Having your pet on defensive will help maintain a more consistent pet DPS. I'll take your back on this gem of advice.Again, a really solid post. Thanks Brian!
1-18-2010 @ 8:06PM
I'd even say 2k dps is unnecessary. if you can do 1600-1800 in a heroic, you're just fine.
1-18-2010 @ 8:18PM
Love the article!All you new hunters in blues and greens should worry about your DPS as well as the success of the group. You'll need to prove yourself, so do your best! 1500 DPS isn't too high a mark, if you're not there usually, it's time to study up a bit.As to the ones out there that aren't used to pugging, sitting in T9/T10 raid gear just shopping for frost badges, your role is less clear. Don't try to blow up the meters, it's not needed unless the other 2 DPS are putting up smaller numbers than the tank (or the healer...I've seen this). Worry less about your DPS, and more about making sure the run goes smoothly. MD, CC, protecting the healers. If your tank is good, there's not much of that to do, but if they're less skilled, it will make the difference between a quick, smooth run and a nightmare.I can't go along with the pet on defensive though, as a general rule. Too many opportunities to cause problems if you're new to controlling your pet in that environment. For the vets though, it's a bit of a time-saver.
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