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5-13-2011 @ 10:24PM
I also disagree with the last point made in the article, because turning off my DPS meter doesn't help me at all. DPS meters helps me do my job better by letting me see what affect different actions have on my DPS. Should I switch up my rotation slightly when some boss mechanic comes into play? My DPS meter will show me if that helps or hurts when I try it. It doesn't matter how much I feel the "flow" of the fight if my DPS drops. Articles and comments like the whole "turn off your addons/stop theorycrafting/just play the game to really experience the game" bug me, because why is your experience of the game better than that of someone using addons? If addons let someone have a more enjoyable time, then more power to them. Some people like theorycrafting. Some people have fun plugging all their gear into a spreadsheet and seeing what happens if you tweak an enchantment here or an item there. Playing the game in a virtual cleanroom with no addons, no strategy websites, no whatever, isn't some purer experience than playing with all those things; it's a different one, and people can individually choose which they find more enjoyable. The last point was "Nobody cares about your DPS"; well, if you do, then that should be enough. Why should someone change the way they play to fit someone else's definition of "fun" or "the point" of the game?
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