In LFR you are better off afk'ing then you are talking lol. Any time you say something, even if it's constructive criticism, someone may get upset and want to kick you or start an argument lol. Typically if you are afk'ing, you have a much lower chance of getting the boot than if you are being vocal about killing a boss.
Simcrafts put 553 at a max of 270k dps for my spec.
The same simcraft puts me at a max of 160k with 522-gear, which is ABOVE the average gear of a LFR-player.
So no way that an average LFR-player will reach 250k, it is impossible!
protip: NEVER run damage meter.
easy to play well being more concerned to playing your class and encounter correctly.
played competitively this way icc to fireland. hardly ever knew or cared who wins the dps. always knew if i did as good as gear allows or if fuck up by moving too much, fail combustion, bad cooldown timing etc. none of these i need a meter for.
the smarter player use recount for more important things like death log and damage taken. try forgetting about dps meter and you will suddenly do better and feel better (attitude important to success too). even in lfr.
dps metres i use to determine if ppl are actually doing what they are suppose to be doing or they say they are suppose to be doing.
Its kinda bs that you dont look at any sort of dps metres if you was in an active guild who had to determine why you keep wiping on bosses and why people are doing so low dps.
I use the metres mainly for the pupose of helping rather than seeing how far im top by =).
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And let's be realistic here, there is a difference between AOE'ng trash mobs for 300k and hitting a single target boss for 300k.
It seems to be quite self-fulfilling in LFR. You think everyone is going to dick around and leach, so you don't give a shit and do the same. Guess what? None tries and you are now a smart guy and continue doing the same. Basic basic psychology. There's also the element of anonymity, not just because you're on the Internet, but you're with people you will never see again. It's like anonyminception.
The only thing to do is just do your thing, drink a beer, try your best and hope you get a good group. Vote kick low DPSers, but don't tell anyone. Don't make a fuss or try to get them kicked. Just assume that anyone who is decent will do the same. If no one else kicks, then drink another beer and let it happen. People take LFR so seriously. It's a fucking zoo and it always will be. Run it ASAP in the week and hope you catch some random decent players.
Don't be a leach yourself though. Even two good DPSers can carry the group because its THAT easy. I will heal a LFR and be 30% of the total healing. Out of 5 or 6 healers + dpsers with passive healing. 30% is pretty good in a 10 man (if you're 3 healing), but a 25 man? I don't bitch though, I just do my thing and relax. It's a game, just get your loot and move along.
Drink a beer and make a good effort. Don't start shit and don't argue. Don't comment on DPS. Vote to kick anyone who starts major drama or has a terrible personality. Don't vote at all on DPS vote kicks. Don't be an asshole. Drop feasts occasionally and pop the repair mount when convenient.
And if possible, kill bosses and have fun. And drink another beer.
See, LFR can be fine.