First off, Lhiv has stated several times that he has more than one mage
Actually, I've been curious about this as he never posted this once inside my thread. If you mean in another forum, that's pretty irrelevant. You saw how many times I've mentioned his raiding experience, right?
The issues with the talents are nearly as prevalent in dailies and dungeons as they are in raids.
The fun is. Saying that all 3 bring roughly the same DPS on every fight is ludicrous as IW will always net much lower than Invo on Spiritbinder.
In fact, I'd go one further and say that they can be more of an frustration in a dungeon than a raid.
Definitely agreed there, but you don't do dungeons fully at end game. You could go into raiding without even doing a single dungeon.
Also, the DPS requirement isn't there in these dungeons, so you could essentially have 100% uptime on IW and still top meters.
I would be hard pressed to find any post of his in which I felt he was attacking the individual - even if they deserved it.
Saying that I
was the only one who didn't know something in that other post I felt was an attack and very rude. He chose to compare on a per-tick basis, after I posted ALL
the numbers and said "4 ticks" 10,000 times, but that was in another thread that you weren't involved in, so I'm sure you don't care.
Inevitably, someone claims that their experience is greater than the other person's, and therefore their side of the argument is superior based solely on that fact.
TBH if he could just post his raiding experience, none of us would harp on that. Fact is: You could clear dungeons with 3 people (1 DPS, 1 Tank, 1 Healer, and sometimes even less than that). Try snipping 60% of your DPS in a raid, or even 10% of your DPS (especially in Heroic) and see what happens.
When Lhiv does correct something (almost always mathy in nature :P) it is for the benefit of the community, or at least that individual. I appreciate it when he does, as I almost always learn something. I can then take this knowledge and base some of my playstyle choices on the knowledge I have.
Which I totally appreciate. Other than that LB vs NT thread I made, I've never theorycrafted/mathed like that before other than when I took college math courses, and having someone else do it for me is kinda nice, but sometimes, math isn't the answer.
For example, I was not aware that the difference between the three talents was as close as it is.
No, that's simply the math of it. As Lhiv said, the absolute maximum is a 19% difference in DPS (6% passive on IW, and 25% on Invo; can depend on fight and skill of the player). While mathwise (without calculating DPS), 19% doesn't seem like a lot, but it can be the difference between wiping and succeeding. Elegon requires burst DPS on those orbs or you're not gonna get enough. 19% extra DPS at 70k (on Elegon) is 13.3k additional DPS that you wouldn't get from IW (as you can only use IW when they explode, and it lasts ~2.5x shorter).
This helped to influence my decision to never ever ever use RoP unless we get another Ultraxion - I don't care for the mechanics of it (as they stand) and knowing I needed that much up-time made it a deal breaker for me.
Pretty much. RoP is garbage in its current state (another fact that makes me bring Lhiv's raiding experience into question as on these fights, besides Spiritbinder and Feng, it's next to impossible to achieve 50 out of 60 seconds.
Instead of crying foul because he does not agree with you, why not give a concise list of reasons to defend your position. If you are able to formulate them in such a way that they are debatable, then perhaps you can change his mind on some things. Perhaps he will change yours.
If you've read everything up to this point, here's a few.