How fast do you kill npcs (normal, strong and elite) in this game (class, level, spec) when playing alone?
I'm 31 JC (tank) now and play in combination with a healer pet so I can solo a lot of stuff very comfortable with zero downtime (and its useful in open world pvp situations too).
However: Even normal mobs that come in packs of 4 or 5 npcs start to take around 3 to 4 hits each (alderaan) until they die, the strong ones (silver symbol) take like 8 to 12 gcds + the execution time of the abilities. The elites... well you can take a guess. ;-)
The damage output of my aoe abilities is ridiculously low (one gcd hits for maybe 10% of a normal mob's health) and the damage output of single target abilities is roughly the same if you compare the execution time, damage output and force costs so it does not really make any real difference what I use (slightly more damage with force-based range-attacks though).
I'm aware of my abilities, buffs, procs, equipment and playstyle. Of course you can blame me and say: Use tank/dd-pet and dd spec or group up with people. I agree that this would help a bit.
This is not meant to be a "I want to blast everything away with one gcd, swtor sucks" thread. I'm just curious to hear your experiences so far, especially how it feels from a dd perspective.