Yeah, there’s a DPS Meme going around at the moment, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
Got it from Some Crazy DK lady who made this meme up or something. I don’t know.
WARNING. There’s a lot of snark here, but it’s all meant in the name of fun. If you are offended by swearing, caps, or me slagging off your class, then don’t read it.
What is the name, class, and spec of your primary dps?
Selite, ARCANE MAGE! Bringer of portals to Stonard and level 70 tables.
What is your primary dpsing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans)
I am a solowhore. (Which is really bad for a Mage, ne?) I’ll do 5 mans, occasionally, and I’ve been known to switch to fire and go LBing in AV, or playing any BG that isn’t Arathi ‘Hellhole’ Basin.
What dps spell do you use least for your class and why?
Frostbolt? I’ve used that less than 20 times EVER. I think. Out of spells that I might actually use, on occasion, it’s Pyroblast or Arcane Bearage (Barrage). Both are talent-obtained in my solo spec, neither gets used much.
What do you feel is the biggest strength of your dps class and why?
Our fantastic ability to not die in fires as much as you’d expect. When you can only take one tic of damage before dying, you get fairly good at not failing at the Safety Dance (lies) or at Thaddius (So good at Thad.).
What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your dps class and why?
The fact that we are not glass cannons, we’re glass ‘the same as everyone else, kinda’. If a mob even looks at us, we tend to be half dead. So, to put it better, we can’t do shit solo (because we DIE) and we deal okay (= lower than some hybrids = ANGER) DPS.
In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best dps assignment for you?
Single target damage, PEW PEW PEW ON THE BOSS LADYMAN.
What dps class do you enjoy dpsing with most and why?
None. Preferable ones are ones that don’t need gear (because I never have anything drop EVER for me T_T) and if they post recount stats, they get /ignored ’till I remember to take them off.
What tanking class do you enjoy dpsing with least and why?
No preference. I am not so keen on DKs, as they can do everything and are SUPER OP TO THE FUCKING MAX. So DKs. Hate those fuckers, from a mechanical standpoint.
What is your worst habit as a dps?
That I hate everyone else in the raid for some reason or another, chances are, and I’m expected to fucking cater for them and port them out (or get kicked after the first boss in VoA for no reason whatsoever. Isn’t it funny that the fail DPS are always the leaders?)
What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while dpsing?
DPS that do more DPS than me, and spam recount in 5mans. NOBODY GIVES A SHIT. NO ONE. (that cares. You’re doing the best DPS, mr feral rogue? Get fucked, me and my hunter mates will be over here, crying.)
Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other dps?
Yeah, we’re the ‘baseline’ that they’re balancing everyone else to. Don’t believe me? We haven’t had a significant change (in number or severity) since pre 3.0.
What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a damage dealer?
Did the boss die? Yes? Carry on then. No? Get kicked, sulk.
What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your class?
That I would be happy to be their fucking meals on wheels taxi vending machine. GET FUCKED, YOU SHOULD OF ROLLED A SHIT CLASS IN BC TO GET THE PRIVILEGE OF PORTING TO PLACES THAT ARE USEFUL. Ofc, with a tip, sure, I can take you where you want.
What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new dpsers of your class to learn?
There’s something hard about pressing two different buttons? If they leveled a mage (not a fage, or a fail mage, or frost mage, whatever you prefer, they might need to learn to be good, who knows) they should know how easy we die.
What dps class do you feel you understand least?
… I have no idea. Warlocks, despite not understanding why, I understand how. Rogues, I dislike playing, but I understand. Hunters have guns, they shoot them. I’m fairly certain that that is all the DPS classes that would be DPSing in any of my raids. :P
What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in dps?
I use a fuck ton of addons, but none are ‘dps’ enhancers. SBF, I guess, I have it give me easy to see bars for my procs/AB debuff.
Strength over other stats or balanced stat allocation, and why? Spellpower. Sure, haste is okay (but lame) and crit is fun (but for FIRE). There’s a reason we only gem +23 or whatever it was SP apart from setting up our meta gem or getting hit.