#0 - 2010/01/07 09:43:19 AMIt really frustrates me that GC is discouraging people from looking at dps from a non gimmick point of view. When assessing balance, in order to compare two classes, removing all other factors that may influence dps should be done. Thats just common sense. U aren't going to try to compare melee dps to caster dps on a fight where melee sit around half the time. In order to try to compare class balance, fight mechanics must be removed.
Unless blizzard wants us to compare class balance purely in context with raid mechanics. In that case, these forums are 100% utterly useless. Its simply too complicated to compare two different classes when taking into account complicated fight mechanics, coupled with how narrow minded blizzard has become in respect to hard data (rogue dps anyone?). If GC won't take the evidence countless people have offered of rogues outperforming other classes as legitimate cause for a nerf, what will? I cannot think of a better example of class imbalance than this, unless 80% of all people stop playing a class. "Class balance" is virtually nonexistent and does not matter whatsoever because classes are balanced around fight mechanics instead of each other. Why even have these forums if classes are not made to be equal to each other?
In the end, one thing blizzard has to remember is that not all people complain about dps on these forums because they are scared of losing their raid spot. Many of them (including me) actually like the competition of dps in this game. I like the feel of beating other people (as long as I am doing my job on the fight mechanics), and im sure other people do. Competing with myself, or the one other warlock in the raid gets rather boring.