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7-14-2011 @ 12:31PM
Do we take into account extra things we have to do other than doing out rotation. We are a ten man guild and it seems in at least 50% of the fight, I have some extra job no one else has. Usually kiting somthing or dropping frost traps every 30 secs. Granted I am still always in the top three of DPS and usually number one but I obviously am missing cobra shots ( this is when i try to time when i drop them so I dont delay my sig. shots). Am I doing somthing wrong? Am I missing some super ninja hunter trick that wont make me miss shots while I do these things? I'm not the best hunter but I am fairly skilled, so always looking for little ways to improve.
7-14-2011 @ 12:57PM
Two thoughts:1) Try to objectively evaluate the relative workload of your duties against those of other DPS. My guild is 6/7, and off hand, I can't think of a single fight with mechanics that work against hunters to any great extent. Shannox is a target switch if you get face raped, Beth'tilac is taunting spiders down every 8 second and dropping a frost trap once in a while (if your raid's AOE is weak), Rhyolith is lolhunterturrent, Alysrazor is an occasional interrupt which can actually *increase* your dps, Baleroc is just a bit of movement every minute or so, and Staghelm is again just a bit of movement and a retarget. In all of this, only Baleroc, Beth and Shannox have *anything* that singles out hunters, and all of their hunter hate mechanics are pretty trivial. Beth is by far the worst, and even she isn't that bad unless you're the *only* dps taunting spiders down.2) The best way to evaluate your performance is to take a World of Logs, and then compare your shot/time ratio shot by shot to those of top end hunters. This gets weird on fights like Alysrazor, but on Beth, Staghelm, Shannox, etc. you can get a pretty good idea of where you measure up just by looking at your SPM (shots per minute). Be sure to compare yourself against a hunter with a similar rotation.
7-15-2011 @ 4:53PM
How do you find your shots per minute in world of logs?
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