Something I found weird about this thread: pretty much everyone saying /COR is bad is comparing its DPS with /DRG or /WAR. If I hadn't read some of the assumptions over /COR's gimped buff I'd just stop here calling you guys retarded. It's pretty **** obvious that /DRG and /WAR will beat /COR's DPS, but that's not what was being discussed.
The idea behind any non DD SJ (cept /NIN) is obviously not to increase your own DPS, you'd be increasing the DPS from the other 3 DDs in you merit party in detriment of your own. Being able to drop your TP rate to a 5-hit would soften the decrease of the SAM DPS (a good factor when compared to other non-DD SJs). For the other DDs, however, increasing their TP rate to shave a hit on that TP build (read: 4 DDs shaving one hit each on their TP build rate while only one of them would be gimping his total DMG output) does seem like a decent idea.
I don't have the slightest clue if /COR is good or not, but affirming it isn't taking in account only your own DPS decrease is kinda dumb.
OBS: I'm not taking in account what rolls you'd need and how rare they are
Hurting your epeen must seem intolerable for some here, eh? Late edit: forgot to answer to this:
Also, rate up/down means about nothing as its typically a "group-think" response to ideas. Most people that post have only a vague impression of why they sub what they do. It's why you see so many people /nin in the dunes. And you rarely see /DRG from 20-29 even though its the best DD sub for those levels.
Most times "group-think" comes to a correct desicion about what is best, but because the are so many variables, there can be odd situtations where something "outside the box" can work better. Most communities (FFXI and RL stuff) hate this and railagainst it most times without knowing why, other than its how they were taught/brought up so to speak.
Not too long ago, someone who'd come arguing that his parse had shown that /DRG was the best overall DD sub for SAM, he'd be gotten rated down to sub-default under the argument that he didn't know how to gear/play /WAR. These same people who'd show the math proving /DRG was inferior would later stop attempting to convince the 1st person with reason and start at that point calling him names that would "insult" his intellect. Now the really interesting part is that these later posts from this hypothetical case would have gotten rated up also, "not because of what was being said, but because of who had said it". I'm sure some older posters here may find this case somewhat familiar. If you don't, keep your eyes opened for future updates in the threads.
I did have to bold the slight hypocracy in your statement because it amused me.
If you believe that classifying as pathetic the act of worshiping a person by hitting a green arrow in total disregard for what he has said is considered rude, then I apologize for giving the impression that I was attempting to set myself apart from the rude people
But I'm sorry if you think I'm trying to offend you, I'm really not. I'm just trying to help people see that the rate system can
be used in a better way - to help people realize what posts are worth reading. Edited, Nov 15th 2009 9:27am by sbrubles Edited, Nov 15th 2009 9:40am by sbrubles