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8-26-2011 @ 8:47AM
@vocenoctumTo my mind, the answer is not "kill DPSing", but "Kill healing". I would guess that 90% of the healing DPS players receive in PuGs is avoidable. Imagine that there wasn't a healer class, and instead the DPS classes were all equipped with abilities that enabled them to restore their own health (think Recuperate, or a Ret Paladin healing himself). This would mean idiots who stand in the fire would spend more time and resources healing themselves than DPSing, meaning that crappy DPS players would actually do crappy Damage Per Second. Remove the nursemaid charged with saving players from their own stupidity, and I think DPS would get a lot better at avoiding what damage they can.Granted, this is a massive paradigm shift that I don't think WoW would be able to make. That, and if they DID do it, I imagine they'd hemorrhage even more customers - I think really bad DPS players make up a sizable chunk of the subscriber base.
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