I''m not lying. Anyone can come on pot5 and see my pvp rating, look at my gear, watch me in a wz, etc. Most of the good teams/players quit, but there are still a few around who can verify I did in fact play as lightning in rated.
As for a video, I thought about doing it so maybe it's something I'll look into. It's hard to say exactly a set rotation because there isn't one. General advice would be to always keep crushing darkness and thundering blast on cooldown. Save recklessness for chain lightning procs. For your second charge of recklessness, either use it for force lightning proc or the self-heal (with my gear it's about a 5k crit). Tab affliction on every target if you know it's going to be a battle and they don't need to be cc'd, that way you can switch to them and burst at any moment. ALWAYS keep force slow on cooldown as well, especially if you notice a melee getting too close to you.
I know it's really general advice but I react to each class differently based on my positioning, which cds they use, etc.
As for gear, I mentioned it in my initial post. You want 30% crit buffed. I have 75% surge. I switch all the mods to +40 power and all the enhancements to the lower endurance/higher power. I use all willpower augments. My bonus damage is 975.3 at the moment and when I'm finished I will be ~1000 bonus damage (if I switch exp crystal for power in my saber, already have 41 power in my oh).
Edit: Sorry missed your other question. Yes it's more than possible for a pug. Some games you will get stomped on but the majority of the time you will make just as big of a difference as any other high dps. Let's be real though...anyone will die when 2 or 3 smashers are on you, or even 2 pts. Against a good premade, you need one of your own. I succeeded in rated partly because I had a guard on me when I was focused, which allowed me to turret. Secondly, I used my knockback root to keep pressure off our merc healer so he could also turret and heal. There are many variables which can influence your success, but if you just want to queue solo as lightning, you'll unfortunately have to min/max with at least wh before you'll match up. I can 1v1 much more easily on my sin and even my op...I feel like I have to play perfectly in some 1v1 situations, so I guess that's where the frustration comes from many sorcs
Listen, brother, i will try to be as soft as possible on this one but i ask for forgiveness even before i start talking, becuase i will prolly shatter some bones here.
First, we all know rating in SWTOR means nothing. With no matchmaking system and lack of xserver queues, rating inflation is not a possibility but a true reality.
For example, on Fatman server, you would expect STS had the highest ratings on the server, they didnt. Highest ratings on Fatman were from Blood Pact, and im sorry but Blood Pact was farmed hardcore by STS, Reported, Ladles crew or even Instinct. Blood Pact had such higher ratings because they queued non stop all day with like 30 members to always get a team going. The amount of rating you have correspond to the amount of games you played on a backwater server before the merge. It doesnt mean skill, means youre a tryhard really.
Second, while i myself am out of the RWZ scene (lack of good teams to play with unfortunately) i asked around the people i know who are doing rateds (got a couple of friends in Casuals, Hostile, STS, etc) and no one of them even heard about your guild or your rated teams. If you were THAT sucessful im sure some people would have heard about you or played your team and took notice of how skilled you are, right?
To your defense, one of my friends actually knew your guild. He said you guys have some decent players but you dont do rateds at all, i will take his opinion as truth.
Third, we actually met in a pug, you were running with a double premade of your guild + some kickass players (mast the operative healer) against a duo queue (me + toc), GG from casuals facetanking on his mando (dont get me wrong bro ure a crack player but heals is hard), and 5 of the most horrible recruit pugs in the universe.
You win, i will give you that, but barely. We actually got to second door in VS and we ALMOST opened it before not impressive at all bro not impressive at all.
Dont get me wrong, i do think you are a decent player (especially because toc / nectebo vouched it for me) but you dont have the right to come here in the forums and brag like a PvP hero for the unexperienced people, its just not true.
1 - You dont run a sucessfull RWZ team on P5
2 - You (and your guildies) are good players, but pugging is easy
3 - Light sorc is not good for RWZs, you will notice that when you face really punchy teams, one is ok if you have like a really gifted player. Even tho, if you have a gifted player ask him to rerrol something more useful, ive heard snipers kick *** for ranged dps.