Yeap. I am not kidding. I can do 38K on my hunter and I know you are jealous.
If you would like I can clue you in on my ultra leetness. It is actually not too hard if you follow these very complex instructions to the letter.
Step one: Right click target to auto shoot.
That is it. Think you can be that awesome?
I remember back when we first downed Ultraxion I did 38K and was excited. I think at that point it was my best DPS performance ever on a non damage buff fight. Of course later on as I got some more gear I did eclipse that. However, that was when 38K used to be considered good, for me in my mind at least. 38K was good in DS, before you were fully geared up and before the debuffs and heroic gear were added to the equation.
I was doing the LFR with some guild mates when someone asked a question and I said, let me look it up, I have the site bookmarked. So I was just right clicking on the target and tabbing out while we were clearing trash. I was doing 38K just auto shooting. Wow, how things have changed in one expansion. Less than one expansion really. The end of one to the middle of another really. Two thirds of an expansion if you will.
Not sure why that 38K stands out in my mind. Probably because Ultraxion is as close to a patch work fight you can have and that is one of the few fights you can really work on a true DPS effort without any buffs or debuffs, just some timing of cool downs was all that was needed. Something that in my mind is crucial to being a good damage dealer. Knowing when you use your cool downs in an effort to maximize what you get from them.
After three trash packs, one of which I only did 33K on, my auto shot leetness does have its moments of failure it seems, I came back to playing and we joked how I finished no lower than 10th in damage done on any of the three pulls that all I did was auto shoot on.
This brings me to a real question. Not one trying to be insulting at all, not in the slightest.
How do people do so badly?
I've always said that being a damage dealer can be really hard if you want to get the most out of it. But we are not talking getting the most out of it here. We are talking about beating someone that is not even in the game at the moment and nearly half the damage dealers could not beat me while I was tabbed out. I do not have great gear, nothing that anyone can not get. Once again I have been stuck in the position of tanking and not DPSing in our guild raids and the few runs I did do on my hunter I lost every roll. Oh well, I am used to it. But the fact is, anyone can be in the same gear I am in. So I am not geared with anything special.
There had been a lot of changes since the end of last expansion. But apparently doing 38K has not changed much. It was doing decently in DS before you were geared up, and if seeing the numbers in the LFR show anything, it is still doing decently for people 100+ item levels over those that we had in DS back when doing 38K was decent.
I should have been dead last. I was tabbed out. Yet I was middle of the pack.
Is this really how the middle of the pack players play? I guess I am spoiled. I guess I really am as out of touch with the actual player base as blizzard seems to be because personally I think 38K is horrible but the masses consider it just fine.
It was just fine, last expansion.
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