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5-21-2011 @ 9:27AM
Not going to get any less hated by producing more articles like this one.I'm sorry, but you've taken a very difficult topic for your first post and you've not handled it at all well. DPS performance matters - ALWAYS. There is no fight in the game that isn't made easier by having higher Raid DPS (RDPS). There is no feedback mechanism built into WOW that tells a player how much DPS they are doing without meters or logging tools. Making your DPS care about their performance is a massive benefit to overall raid performance.Take your examples: Chimeron is a hard challenge for the healers. Easiest way to help the healers? Make the fight shorter. 1 less feud is a massive chunk of mana that the healers don't need to expend. You can say exactly the same about Atramedes: you need to do X number of tracking flames or sonar balls, and X is directly determined by how fast you kill the boss. Moreover, there are plenty of soft DPS checks in current content, even if there isn't a classic patchwerk/brutalus.Idiots and PUGs that spam damage meters and only look at the headline number is a problem. Sure. But surely Ready Check is about steady raiding guilds? We know that 'total damage done' or 'average dps' is just a dipstick measurement and that the real information takes more nouse to understand... should have spent more time on 'best use of the tools' and less time stating the obvious.
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