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07.13.2012 , 03:24 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by TobyC View Post
Sorry, but your post reads as if you think I'm saying it's all about competition. I don't want to download a parser and use it besides, wouldn't that constitute use of 3rd party software which is not allowed as part of the terms and conditions? Second, when you have an op boss on like a 6 minute enrage timer it IS about damage. I don't think you can say they gave it to PVP and not PVE definitively simply because pve isn't a competition. Unless you can show me somewhere that devs posted why pve content doesn't report stats in game.
Maybe you don't think it's about competition, but I bet if you start running a parser you will find yourself competing from time to time.

I primarily heal raids, so I only have one person to compete against (8-man). When I'm paired with a non-Sage, it's easy to get top numbers because of Salvation. No competitive attitude involved, it just happens. But when it's two Sages... I won't sacrifice effectiveness, but I definitely notice myself starting to compete from time to time rather than being completely conservative in my healing.

It happens, humans like to compete. On the one hand competition drives us to be better, on the other hand maybe your role in a fight just won't pull numbers as high, and trying to match someone else's will drive unnecessary sacrifices. A scoreboard at the end only increases that likelihood.

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07.13.2012 , 10:26 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Fossman View Post
Parsers do not violate the TOS. If that was the case they would instantly delete all topics linking to parsing websites. In fact im pretty sure the whole reason they added combat logging was so that people could make parsers.

If you are really struggling with enrage your raid should be using a parser. I dont get why thats such a big deal to you. Yes it would be convenient to have it ingame but I highly doubt its going to happen. Im sure if you go back through the 1.2 dev logs you can find discussions about why they did combat logging the way they did. Im almost 100% positive that I read that somewhere that they didnt want people to get that "epeen" syndrome (my words not theirs)
It's not a big deal, I just don't think it would be a bad thing if stats were added to ops and flashpoints, even if they only showed yours individually. Could I use a parser? Yes, but my thought was since they can do it for pvp, what would it look like if they did it for pve. I honestly don't think it's as big a deal as others do and I'm certainly not going to unsub if they didn't implement something like it. It was simply a thought.