Random PVE Damage Assessment Question
Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:42 PM
Question: What resources do you guys use to evaluate current dps ranges for classes/specs?
I mainly look at:
but they seem wildly inconsistent. One has spriests as the worst dps spec and the other has them top 3.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:01 PM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:37 PM
The noxxic page you linked is based on simulationcraft. Their "realistic DPS" is just some weirdly configured simulation with movement and breaks - it doesn't really serve any purpose whatsoever. However, knowing "patchwerk" DPS (i.e. no interruptions, just perfect DPS for 3 minutes) with full bis gear can be quite useful, but as Braindance said, it's not always accurate due to programming or logic errors in the simulation code itself; it's still an actively updated project, and they do fix errors over time. It's useful when there's no "real" data yet, you're experimenting with something different, or you're theorycrafting.
Basically, "real world" data: raidbots.com. Simulated data: simulationcraft.org.
You can't get better than that.
Edited by Thaya, 08 April 2013 - 10:00 PM.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:24 PM
After running through LFR a few times on my hunter and druid I feel I have a basic understanding of the fight mechanics for the first few bosses (i.e Horridon has adds and favors spread damage dot classes and Jin'rokh is a traditional tank & spank favoring ranged b/c pools). My expectations over which classes should lead dps wise matches what I'm seeing from raidbots if you sort for heroic + last month of data.
I feel like pve dps is in a great place right now. The balance looks spread across the board with certain mechanics favoring from encounter to encounter.
Great point about ignoring normal data as content matures.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:27 AM
Wow Marks fucking blows on both sites. Guess I've got more damage buffs to look forward to.
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