First, people shouldnt post parses in which they have armor debuffs. Although it's a more accurate reflection of a real fight it makes it really hard for others to compare, on behalf of not everyone having someone to give them the armor debuff around at all times.
So I would like to know how high people parse wwithout armor debuffs and what your latencies are. I posted a thread called Latency VS Dummies but I messed up and picked the wrong forum so my expectations on that are low.
The short version is that despite using a ship dummy I'm noticing severe packet losses and latency on the dummy. This is not something that happens on real enemies which implies that something is "off". My TK isnt always showing up, fib values I was proud over when fighting the dummy arent logged and the worst, the dots that arent showing up half the time. My latency is never below 130ms and I'm playing on a US server despite being in EU so I'm guessing that might have something to do with it.
What I don't get though is how things seemingly are working just fine in operations and pvp. Or maybe they're not and I'm just performing well anway. I do tend to pull a lot of aggro in operations though and in 99 cases out of 100 I'll out'dps the rest of the sorcs/sages in my warzones (not kidding and I'm probably being modest with that number).
without armor debuff, on the ops dummy i'm putting around 1650 dps over 6min. i've tried different spec, not too big of a difference, except that telekinetic spec has a nice 30sec opening burst. if span over 6min, the average dps is kinda the same. and i'm in one piece 63 rest 61 gear. 4set pve bonus. give me 1022 bonus damage, 35.8% crit, 74.25%surge, 10.25% alacrity. i'm also using rakata adrenal.
i think sage dps need a serious buff. my sentinel can do well over 1750-1800 with no armor debuff on op dummy, and no rakata adrenal; my commando can also do 1700 dps easy. I think my sage is well-geared, but still doesn't do nearly as much damage as equally geared sentinel or commandos.