I quoted how a game designer views statistics, not that he thinks the class is fine. It is funny how defensive you get. I don't spin things, I'm saying the stat sites used shouldn't be used in that manner. You won't see any druid with half a brain use that website and advocate buffs BASED on said website, why? Because they have half a brain.
That site works by analyzing thousands of WOL logs.
I'm not going to beat up on you like the others are, but for your opinion to have any credibility it does have to be based on something. So I ask again: What are you using to measure class performance since you insist that even such a large number of logs is too "biased?"
There are numerous problems I see with raidbots.
- You're looking at a global statistic without any context into each log. By using only raidbots it can easily be argued Druids don't do that well because majority play with other healers who snipe them constantly, both arguments work raidbots supports both of them.
- There is much more to each healing class than just HPS. You don't see many Shaman threads asking for buffs for 10m do you? But you also see holy priest asking for buffs even though on raidbots they're at the top in both sizes?
- Using overall doesn't account for fight bias, I'd be much more interested in seeing someone make an argument on a fight by fight basis and if the classes shortcomings are warranted.
- Believe it or not, 20,000 parses to go by is almost nothing in a game of this magnitude. It reminds me of the pollsters for the presidential election, and how constantly wrong they are simply because of sample size.
- I'm fine with raidbots in general, yes it can be used constructively but no argument should be based solely on it as there is NO context as well as simply not enough Data. That's not how the site should be viewed, I understand it's the easiest way to judge a healer but healing has so many dynamics it just can't be used in such a manner.
- I don't measure classes because I don't have the tools to, all I can speak for is Shaman. I have no problem with priest or druids of this forum screaming for buffs when needed, I have a problem with people present Data that should not be used as a sole piece of evidence or even fact.
- In the end there are simply too many variables, and it's miles worse when people use top 100. This role is nothing like dps, and I wish people would stop treating it like it is.
So overall that is how I view raidbots. After talking a lot with the MVP of this forum the best thing I learned was the developers want your feedback on the class, not the numbers and if you're going to use numbers you shouldn't use raidbots(Was basically echoed by GC). People think just because Druids are getting buffed Raidbots is the end-all evidence, but do you think Druids wouldn't of been buffed if the community didn't constantly link it? People take the word fine too literal, Druids were fine and are fine but that doesn't mean they didn't need help it just means they're still being used at a fair rate.