There will always been competition between players of the same class and spec. I was helping a friend out in 25 man Naxx half guild ( theirs) half Pug - and there is another Shadow Priest in the raid. We check out each others gear like Gunslingers from the west. She nods at me… linking a peice of my gear.. ” My guild just killed him the other day.” I nod back puffing my chest out a little bit. I outgear her, she’s close, but Skill > Gear ( sometimes… ) Spiderwing is a good wing for Shadow Priests to kill everyone else on damage just with our mindsear. My trigger finger is itchy. I must prove myself in this wing
First pull. The little spidys down the ramp. I wait for concencrate from the Pally. She doesn’t – she didnt pull threat, but then she links the Damage Metre. Showing herself as top DPSer
Seriously – on the 1st pull.
The raid politely says to hold off the linking of spam till on request after a boss.
I pawned her the rest of the fail run. Spider Wing cleared and that was about it. at the end of the run I got 10% of the total raid damage overall..
Yes I have an ego.. and I would be embarrased if someone undergeared me and beat me, but I also pride myself in doing what I am told/supposed to do, and sometimes that costs you DPS but doing what your told is more important then toping the chart and dying because you didn’t listen.
I was top DPS on Anub’Rekhan – and got a few comments ”Nice DPS” the only reason why I beat everyone else was I was killing the little adds that were hitting on the raid healers while everyone else merrily dps’ed the boss . That means I use mindsear, = more damage. It wasn’t my raid so I wasn’t going to yell out kill the adds on the first boss in, they had already checked to make sure people knew what they were doing.
So yeah my ego got stroked a little when I killed them all on the damage metres, but it was a failed run. The people that came and went are all locked into a raid id.. its ok for me, I don’t need the raid ID, my purpose was satisfied I was helping a friend. , and some people got some gear.
Every shadow priest I’ve met in a pug has to stretch their Epeen… I do it by performance… So I don’t need to brag or ask for Dps metres because they always ask first..
Are all classes so competitive.. or am I just being smug because I like being a fig fish in a little ocean on occasion