Hello everyone, hope you’re having an amazing night/day.
Just made an account here and this will be my first post which is basically a followup to my twitter spam where I brought up the issue of logs numbers becoming worse if the “suggested spec” is not chosen for a certain boss.
Since I wrote the twitter stuff from my phone I’m sure it was quite difficult to fully understand where I’m coming from and what is the problem. With this post I want to make that right and make it cristal clear and completley understandable.
So without further ado, I’d like to get right on it.
I came home this afternoon, got myself a cup on coffee, went to mmo champ and then went on warcraftlogs to check something that interested me. I was very suprised and excited when I saw the new parses consisted of both specs and their numbers. Being extremely competetive that I am, I immediately went to compare myself with another raider from my guild ( we both play DPS warriors ). And this is the part where I noticed something didn’t add up. You see I knew before he’s ahead of me on “best dps” part of the logs, however I’d been looking at both of us for weeks and knew I’m better than him on median perf. avg. and average percentiles. However that is not what median perf. avg, showed and I realised that sth is obviously different. Then I noticed what the problem was.
My spec was an issue apparently. You see, I play a fury warrior on most of the mythic fights because as a class they provide more consistent damage instead of arms and its dps whoring last 20% of the boss fight. And it seems that my logs… my median AND average percentiles have now dropped because on Gorefiend/Xhul’horac/Fel lord Zakuun/Kilrogg/possible others, I don’t play my suggested spec.
Now let me be clear… while I “should” play my suggested spec because it does indeed do more dmg on those fights I choose not to because as I said fury as opposed to in this case arms does provide more consistant damage, it’s in my opinion more fun and I don’t see a reason why should I be punished in terms of my logs just because I perform better with another spec.
To bring you closer to my (and undoubtedly other peoples) situation atm I will give you an exaple of what I mean by providing you with some numbers.
I will make and example on mythic Gorefiend where I play fury all the time and my fellow warrior guildy plays arms all the time.
1st: these are my logs from mythic gorefiend:
you can see how on melee tab my median/avg numbers are much lower as opposed to fury tab (THIS IS THE MAIN ISSUE TO ME AND A PART THAT CONFUSES ME… I don’t get it why is this case?)
2nd: these are the gorefiend logs from my buddy:
here you can see how with his chosen arms spec he’s behind me just a little bit but THE POINT is that his MELEE nubmers are SAME AS ARMS nubers obviously because he plays “sugessted spec”
The points of these links were to show how even tho I do pretty much the same dps with fury as he does with arms which is the “sugessted spec” my melee logs are different from my fury logs and I don’t know why. it is SIMPLY not fair in my opinion and I’m absolutley sure that any1 who doesn’t pick “sugested spec” is feeling the same way because his logs just got shit and when some1 who sees that on the main “all bosses” tab sees that info will think “damn, this guy could do much better” when in reality “the guy” is doing rly good but he just didn’t pick “suggested spec”
At this point I feel like I said everything I wanted. In my honest opinion this a flaw we have in this wonderful system we just got from Kihra. Bro, God bless ya, I luv warcraft logs and as you can see I deeply care about my performance and this site cuz if I didn’t, I obv wouldn’t be writing this. I really hope this is some sort of a bug… I don’t know what else to say. I realise that I’m too obsesed with this whole thing but that’s just who I am i guess
At this point the nubers aren’t real and I hope it gets fixed.
I’m just gonna make 2 suggestions and then I’ll be on my way…
I think it would be fair to only count in the numbers from spec that people play most often on whatever boss because that obv shows their chosen spec.
I think that it would also be smart to put average percentile along with median perf. average. (btw… REALLY LIKE the median perf. avg., so gg there )
So in conclusion, keep “all bosses” tab, keep “median perf. avg.”, keep “best dps” thing, but DON’T punish peoples nubers just cuz they didn’t go with “suggested spec”, instead count in their ORIGINAL spec numbers (regardless of spec) AND THEN give us median perf. avg. percentiles (and this is my main idea btw from all that i said)
Thats all from me… sry for such a lenghty post but fck it, I’m passionate bout this thing and want it to be 100% fair to people.
Again, much love and support Kihra for providing us with the website, you’re a gift and I would be extremely grateful if you could get this right. More importantly, I hope I get some sort of answer.
Ty and have a good night if you’re in Europe
P.S. Ain’t this song sick… luv it: Dancin (Krono remix), couldn’t put the 3rd link since I’m new xD