I spent last night running heroics on my Undead Mage, trying to get the last few Justice Points I needed to get that one Tier piece that would bring my ilevel to 353 and let me into Twilight Heroics, where the gear falls like a glorious Purple Rain.
Huh. Prince reference there.
Oh fine. The Artist Formerly Known As Prince reference there.
Anywho, while I was gearing up, I got a Deadmines run. We're running through, and I check the DPS meters. I refuse to link meters in chat, as I find that it almost always comes across as gloating if it hasn't been asked for. And when it's being requested by the guy doing three times the next DPS, you know perfectly well he's running a meter. So I don't link it. Ever.
Where was I? Right, the meter. So I'm pulling 11k overall (Not bad for my first max-level DPS) and the hunter in equal gear is doing 10.5k (a few lucky crits one way or the other can explain the variance, so I'll just say we were on an even footing). But the DK in Heroic raid gear was pulling 30k.
Now, I'm not about to object to someone pulling ultra high DPS in any one of my dungeons. It makes the run faster, and that's always good.
The tank, however, didn't seem to think before he spoke. To the DK, he said in party chat, "DK, thanks for the carry. The other DPS are doing terrible."
Really? 10k and 11k in Cata Heroics with appropriate gear is "terrible"? Perhaps I'm a bit more lenient, but as the hunter and myself were both doing over 10k AND staying out of the fire (in all its various forms), I think our DPS was acceptable at the least, and respectable at best.
Thankfully, the DK was gracious. The DK did not gloat over the numbers, didn't mock us, didn't make an ass of himself as so many DKs are known to do (in my experience, at least).
No, the DK politely said, "I'm not carrying anyone. Everyone's doing their job correctly. The only reason my DPS is higher is because of my gear. These guys are doing just fine for their gear levels."
Some faith in humanity has been restored. It's nice to see someone offer that kind of reply, rather than just a generic "LOL these nubs suck".
On that note, I have to say, I do enjoy mage DPS quite a bit. I'm hoping to try getting my warlock up to Twilights over this week or next weekend, so I can see what that's like. I've noticed that if I'm not the tank, I don't want to be in melee range at all. I think it's either a control issue or just a fear of being unnecessarily smashed in the face.