So, gulp, we started using meters. It has been interesting.
Now, you say, didn’t you play WoW? Weren’t there meters all the hell over there? Well, yes, but I was playing a healer at the time… and while healers use meters to some extent, it’s a completely different use than for DPS.
Before meters, it was like Schroedinger’s DPS… we didn’t know if I was the best or the worst, and technically I could be either, but as soon as we use a meter, it collapses the wave function and my DPS becomes a number-certain.
It turned out that my DPS was competitive. Sometimes I was on top. Sometimes I was not. In general, we were all tightly clustered, which is exactly how we should be.
However, I am a little nervous still. As a pure-dps with (now) fully optimized gear, shouldn’t I be doing better dps than classes that are hybrids? Shouldn’t I be beating the pants off people’s offspecs?
Today’s neuroses are brought to you by the letters D, P, and S and the number “FFS IT SHOULD BE HIGHER!”