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Vedious
12.23.2011 , 12:20 AM | #1
i just wanted to know if anyone knows if we will ever have some type of dps meter, like how r u supposed to know if ur doing good in a flashpoint without knowing the numbers. I know swtor doesnt have any addon options yet or will ever have it, but does any1 know if a dps meter will ever be implemented

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smore
12.23.2011 , 12:58 AM | #2
You complete the flashpoint and/or your teammates don't yell at you for aggroing what you don't need to, breaking CC etc ==> you did good.

None of the above ==> you didn't do that well.

Easy.

To answer the actual question, for 'dps meters' to work, we'll need a combat log. Currently the players do not have access to it hence there are no 'meters'.
The good news is that the lead combat designer is very much aware that this is an unpleasant situation and the combat log should become available soonish.
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Exactly
12.23.2011 , 12:59 AM | #3
I am sure eventually they will allow addons but at the beginning they just want people to experience the game ins a raw state.

Ive not played the game yet but from what ive seen people are soloing low level flashpoints so damage is reallly a non issue up til you start doing raids (forget what they are called here)

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Santaner
12.23.2011 , 07:39 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by smore View Post
The good news is that the lead combat designer is very much aware that this is an unpleasant situation and the combat log should become available soonish.
Link?
It is time.

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shadowAI
12.25.2011 , 03:16 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Santaner View Post
Link?
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=66910

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Patron_of_Wrath
12.25.2011 , 08:58 AM | #6
As soon as there is a combat log there will be tools to parse them. That's when we'll start seeing real data about DPS class balance. This is important data.

DPS meters can also be misused. For example, if you are a terrible player, the meter will show that, and your excuse of "but we beat the instance" will be trumped with, "no thanks to you". You will then spend the rest of eternity poo-pooing meters on forums. No worries, you'll be in good company.

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toybreaker
12.25.2011 , 12:27 PM | #7
I personally hope they never release DPS parsing info. It changes the focus from the story/fun to a numbers game and arguments that someone was 12 dps under where they need to be. One of the reasons I stopped playing that other MMO. stay raw...i am sure I will lose this one

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Caelrie
12.25.2011 , 01:33 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by toybreaker View Post
I personally hope they never release DPS parsing info. It changes the focus from the story/fun to a numbers gam
No it doesn't. You can choose to focus on whatever you want. You don't have to try to force everyone else to do it with you. Play the game your way and I'll play it mine.

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Confusedracoon
12.26.2011 , 08:28 AM | #9
get close and watch the large numbers fly = im doing it right -awesomeface-

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paryn
12.26.2011 , 11:32 AM | #10
I would like to see a combat log in conjunction with mods that allow real time parsing. I would like to see how well I do vs other people, and where I can optimize my rotation or talents.