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8-26-2011 @ 10:24AM
A couple of points. Not everyone can be the best. By definition, there can only be one. Secondly, there has to be a top AND a BOTTOM of the DPS meter. It is VERY unlikely (although not improbable) that EVERYONE has the exact same DPS. While I agree, that when someone is doing less than say 75% of the average, or is way below the next worse, then they need to be talked to. But you also need to consider if your doing the raid for world first or for fun. Also, there are intangibles. Say, the poor DPS of a Shaman who has the wherewithal to recognize that the healer is in a bad situation, chunks out a coupla heals until the healer can recover and then resumes DPSing. Even though DPS is easy to measure, it shouldn't be the only thing you rely on.
8-26-2011 @ 11:05AM
I think that it may have been better for the article to fixate on this concept a bit more, but at the same time I think it's semi-obvious that if your dps are each dealing 1% less than the previous best, that you're fine. But if you've got a pack of dps doing around the same amount (in the +-5% range) and then one guy lagging 10 to 15% behind, that when you start looking at him.But even then, if you're not wiping, you can probably shrug it off. It's only when you're having issues that you really need to start looking at who is lagging behind the rest and put a boot on their but to get them up where they ought to be. I believe this article assumes that you'll have the wisdom as a leader to use multiple instances of inappropriately low dps (eg: not comparing interrupters on Alys with flyers or 1000% buffed tanks) to pick out that someone is a problem, and is more targeted on reinforcing that you Need to do something about it, even if it makes you feel like you're being mean.
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