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2-05-2011 @ 2:27AM
Just because something isn't fun for you personally, doesn't mean it isn't fun. Different people enjoy different aspects of the game. Personally, I love gearing decisions. I love min/maxing. I love levelling without heirloom gear - or rather, when I level with heirloom gear, I have less fun since I don't get to enjoy analyzing drops. I love sitting on a target dummy, making a change to my rotation, and then trying to replicate my test conditions and see what happens. I love talking theory and numbers with people who are similarly interested in the mechanics of the game. I also find it fun to put up the best numbers I can. In fact, whenever I hear anybody insult people who do their own research and denegrate them for claiming to find it "fun" instead of "actuarial", what I hear instead is fear that players who put more effort into their play are going to outperform the ones that don't.If doing math is more investment than you want to put into this pastime, then fine. Don't try to make yourself feel better by putting down those of us that like this part of the game.
2-05-2011 @ 7:44AM
Gearing and min/maxing has little to do with personally simming. Most people can just go to mmo champ or EJ and find their BiS, thank the people that do the simming, and be on their merry way. One does not need to use a simulator to min/max, unless one is attempting to do something very far out of the box, like use FT/FT and spellpower MH as an enhance shaman.Try not to take offense when I say simming isn't fun. I know it is quite fun and interesting to some people. And to those of us who don't enjoy it, my thanks to the people who do do it.But one can talk about min/maxing their gear without personally running their own sims.
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