Wed 20 May, 2009
Tags: DPS, Raid Leading, Raid Utility
We have a hunter in our guild who’s always been a very solid player. He recently posted the question listed below in our forums a few weeks ago. This is actually a question I field almost all the time as a raid leader.
I’ve got a question here, and I guess I’m just looking for advice, or maybe a little more of a ‘theory’ answer. I don’t want to be one of those people who’s obscessed with their DPS and nothing more, but at the same time, I know that’s basically all that I bring to the table (aside from some limited CC and a couple de-buff abilities). I guess my question is basically, “How do I know when I’m becoming to obscessed with my DPS and nothing more?” I hate to sit there and feel like I’m whining about damage, but that feels like my only real measurable contribution.
Like last night for example, I was happy as a clam in Spider Wing, I threw up Aspect of Wild a few times, we pretty much rolled everything, and my damage was like 2-300 above what it was last time (if I remember right). And usually it seems that I run lower in Spider than elsewhere. So then we go into Military, and it just seems to keep dropping, and I know I made a comment in Guild chat about it… It came back up a little when we went into Plague too, and overall I was pretty happy, and Star did mention a couple things that contributed to the dip that I overlooked.
I guess I just want to know if I’m becoming too obscessed with DPS, and need to just relax, or if I’m just showing a healthy desire to improve…