I feel like I've been pushing both my gear and numbers to the absolute maximum, and we're now about 5/8, but I'm only parsing on average at 95th percentile according to Epeenbot. I have only one rank for normal Spine which, it's pretty easy to cheese and not many people bother to cheeze it for a measly rank. Either way, I would like to rank like some of the others in my guild do. We have a Death Knight that has similar gear and a Warlock with similar gear that rank very high on almost nearly every fight. I know for a fact I'm doing the best possible DPS for my gear. Not only that, I just blow my simcraft results out of the water.
Is it just not possible to rank without the legendary staff?