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1-06-2011 @ 7:11PM
last point should be rule #1 on every rookie, or even any 101 post.
1-06-2011 @ 9:08PM
up to a certain point. but even interupts and cc shouldn't mean you do so little dps that you barely contribute. anyone geared for heroics should be able to do at least 5k dps and keep something cced at the same time. i've had mages who can't keep something sheeped and do barely 2k dps. so while haviing huge numbers isn't necessarily important, not sucking horribly is also important.
1-07-2011 @ 6:24AM
Totalty agree. I ran a HC last night and this mage was putting out 12k dps, wouldnt CC and always spanked targets from the start and more often than not, it wasnt the tanks target too. When we mentioned it to him his response was "i cant get enough full rotations in on if i dont" and my new faviourote quote that clearly diplays they are from the wrath generation. "CC is for Noooooooooooobs" The issue was he was more often than not dieing as due to being a cloth wearer and me being a druid, with no real panic buttons he was 1/2 shotted. this also ment me pulling away from tank healing to try and save his ass every fight. we clearly pointed out to him that 12k DPS is great no doubt about it but its no good to us if its only for the first 15/20 secs of a fight.we would rather he put up even a consistant 6/7k and make the fight alot easier for all and speed things up. i finally listened as he wasnt prepared to bounce and wait for a new group. needless to say. his dps dropped to 8k but we ran the rest of the run without a death and far more smoothly.That point is not stressed enough in my opinion and is definatly something that would benifit the whole game if we could get this point accross
1-07-2011 @ 9:35AM
In a way Hidendragon, I can't really blame him. In WotLK he probably would have been kicked out had not being doing the max amount of DPS. People used to advertise their DPS when looking for groups/raids. That's pretty much all that mattered. That and achievements. That's a hard habit to break, especially if it's all you ever knew. It's going to take MONTHS and MONTHS for the majority of the wow population to get used to this "new" concept. I think people will have to be patient and be willing to put up with a little resistance from players.
1-07-2011 @ 11:44AM
12K DPS doesn't mean a damn thing if the group is being held back by it.
1-07-2011 @ 5:27PM
I agree, but to a certain point. With mana constraints on the healers, DPS matters even more (in addition to enrage timers).Sorry, but as a healer, if it takes you 10 minutes to kill trash you can't expect me to keep up. Especially if there are no interupts / silences (which are equally if not more important than CC).
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