I’d like to take this time to talk about what’s been “revealed” (read: senselessly stolen by data miners) from the WoW Alpha.
Fortunately, I have better things to do with my time.
Such as talk about this, the magely Theorycraft-o-Matic, designed, coded, and perfected by Lhivera. Short story is, Lhivera is a grand poobah of the theory craft world, and the code he made will automatically calculate precisely what your DPS would be, given what stats/spec you put in. Note that this is for Raid type scenarios only.
Lemme show you how it works. I’ll plug in my stats, wearing PvE gear of course, and see what it coughs up. I’ll go with an assumed 10 minute fight for now.
Then pick whatever buffs you’re going to have, assuming a normal raid for your guild. Get Blessing of Kings every time? Put that there. Have a spirit buff priest? Click the box. Eat the crit food or the spell damage food? Pick it! Then select your spec, and !BAM! wall of numbers showing precisely what kind of damage you are able to put out. (more…)