I'm not trying to get into an argument about how good thief is or isn't, and I'm sure that you can play your thief very well. What I am saying is that if you put as much effort into gearing out and playing a warrior you will do better damage then you would on thief.
Do better damage where, on what and with what buffs?
If its a piercing weak target i beg to differ.
"But thats not fair to the war" but we still fight LOTS of piercing weak mobs. Why should they not be included?
What if you dont have much haste buffs? (DW>hasso by a mile with little/no haste buffs)
"Haste is always included in comparisons!"
Why? Do you always have haste, double march, haste samba, and in a situation where 2handers can /sam for 80% haste 2handers?
Are we talking about a war fell cleave burning chigoes with cure-bomb/retaliation= fell cleave deathga? NOTHING beats a war in that situation. Period. Does that mean war is the undisputed king of DDs?
The idea of "best" DD is always measured in completely unrealistic and static terms. This 'almost' worked at 75 when everything was based around the great merit party. But this isnt even teh same game anymore as that. There is no such thing as a 'standard' situation anymore. An exp party can be anything from a war+whm fell cleave session to 18man group of a hodgepodge of jobs/people, to a 6man group like ye olden days. The closest we ever had to that was colibri burns at 75. This game is the least static it has ever been. I honestly feel measuring in the normal way we have for years is now a completely archaic and obsolete way to compare DDs.
I am not trying to pick a fight as much as point out that the game has changed, but our mental paradigm has not. We were always trying to measure who can stretch their damage the farthest with our yardstick. DDs now are a liquidy goop we have to measure that can fill a variety of different shapes. To do that we would need to measure the volume, viscosity, expansion under heat and cold, and every possible property. We cant just slap a yardstick down on a puddle of goop and say which is the best these days. Edited, Dec 1st 2010 12:12pm by Banalaty Edited, Dec 1st 2010 12:16pm by Banalaty
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