so if this data doesnt mean anything, why was raidbots data enough to adjust mages in the first week of raiding, but not enough to adjust say, mm hunters, ww monks, ret paladins, or ele shamans?
argue the data is irrelevant all you want, the devs themselves thought it was relevant enough to make changes after a single week.
Who says Raidbots data was the only source of evidence needed for Blizzard to buff mages? Don't you think they have more comprehensive data than Raidbots?
well, surely there must be enough data to see that marks/ele are doing poorly relative to other ranged dps, for example. or ret/enhance relative to other melee, and so on.
all I want is fair treatment/consideration for all classes, cause it sucks to be "that guy" who is stuck with a dead dps spec for an entire tier. even though mages got help, now arcane is in the same boat as MM for example. fire/survival are doing decent, while arcane/mm/bm are doing much worse, relatively.
I dont like the "one spec is ok, thus it is ok if the other specs suck" ideology. it's that idea that gets specs like ret held back (because holy does well, they dont care). or since fire mages are doing well, it's ok that arcane is doing poorly.
better overall balance is needed, most definitely.