lets hope equal so there is no "this is the best race"
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To be honest with the readjustment / balance of racials it will be a very small advantage, if any. Humans will still pull ahead in PvP but I have faith Blizz will make the gap between racials negligible from a DPS point. Unless you are literally trying to place absolute #1 on world hunter logs, and I mean really top percentile, then the only choice really will be aesthetics.
If your the kind of person who doesn't like that kind of answer here's my advice, wait till late beta or release and I guarantee someone will do the math to see which race has that teensy advantage. If you want to have the best advantage for parsing high or beating the other hunters on your realm I say cheers to your devotion.
To answer your question though I don't see anyone doing that math until at least beta.
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I can't be more clear then this, sorry if you still don't understand
Personally, play what you think looks and feels the best for you. You will enjoy and play that character longer than if you go like... pre-wod Female dwarf or something.
I wish racials had more of a cosmetic or profession based passives over raw damage stats / healing stats as it doesn't encourage people to play what they want if something has an advantage over something else. But to each his own!
That being said, it's too early to tell which races will have the biggest DPS increases. Once more info comes out and open Beta is well, open, then we can give you a more complete answer.
If your goal is "to do as much damage as possible", then it's not redundant to go for a DPS increase, no matter how small it might be.
It doesn't matter how bad you are/what your gear is like/what you are progressing on/how good you think you are/how good you actually are/what you had for breakfast, min-maxing is still measurable on someone's DPS, and a race change is probably the simplest/easiest minmaxing you can do.
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I just wish they would make racials like professions in WOD, give no dps increase. But as of now they are still going to give them dps racials.
Last edited by Slot; 2014-04-27 at 06:04 PM.
If you take the stance that each type of "min/maxing" is a waste of time because each one of those (like race) only add 1% or so, then you will almost certainly miss the aggregate of each of those. The aggregation of min/maxing can be significant. If each person in your raid group is adding a significant percentage to dps through basic min/maxing, then you'll find all content gets easier for the raid group.
Out of curiosity, does your minimum acceptable "min/maxing" before "wasting your time" include food, flasks, socket bonuses, reforging, etc.? I mean just what level of inertia are we talking about here?
Well lets just hope that Space Goat for Alliance isn't the best race for hunter next expansion.....
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