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12-29-2011 @ 3:26PM
I would like to make a correction to one of your typos. "The number of parses for subtlety rogues and frost mages were too low to be statistically significant, so I've left them out of this." You also excluded Beast Mastery hunters in the first chart. Also, druids and shaman can switch specs, just not as easy as the rest of us. One point that's important to keep in mind is the fact that Balance and Feral are very close together, with each spec taking the lead in a different fight on both the Top 100 and on all parses. The same goes for Elemental and Enhancement shaman. Thus, players who play those classes in a DPS role should have two sets of gear that they're building up anyways. I mainly use the all parses mode because I'm an average (and new) raider. I don't use the tool to see what spec I should be (Survival because it's better in both Top 100 and all parses and because it's my favorite spec and the one I have years of experience in). I instead use it to gauge what my DPS on a fight should be. The changes in 4.3 make me very happy because my spec, Survival, is once again the top raiding spec (and just in time for me to start raiding as well) and their DPS is around the median.
12-29-2011 @ 3:27PM
Also, 25 man normal has more parses per spec than 10 man normal, oddly enough.
12-29-2011 @ 4:31PM
that's only because LFR is counted to be 25 man right now
12-29-2011 @ 6:05PM
Have you ever TRIED building 2 sets of DPS gear that are VASTLY different in a raid guild? Yea right. The agility wearers will all want the rings, necks, back pieces as well. The casters are mad at you taking their stuff, and you need 2 tier tokens because the off set pieces are designed for hunters rogues and healers. (This tier the enhance tier is apparently ALSO designed for hunters...)At this point you could have 2 sets of DPS gear as a hybrid class, for Firelands. No way is a DS raid letting 1 character gear up 2 specs unless one of them is a healer, and even then that's shaky at best this early into the tier.
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