I recently got to join in with a heroic raid group and the very first thing that really shocked me is the sheer numbers players are able to pump out. On trash pulls, very few people were under a million dps, on bosses, players were regularly over 500k dps, even on fights with high levels of movement. This really made me think..why is there such a difference in just 30 item levels?
I regularly do things, scenarios, dungeons, old content, etc. with a group of friends. We're all DPS, in gear between 500 to 550 ilvl. Our weakest geared player pulls ~95-100k dps pretty regularly. He's pretty close to what he should sim at, and he's ilvl 505. I'm sitting at 551 Ilvl, and I pull roughly 200k-220k on everything. Sim shows me at 250kish, and I pull around that in raids. I was 483 about a month ago, and I was pulling ~75k dps, and sim showed me around there.
Now, here's where my issue is. In the group I was just running with, a Normal SoO run, I was the bottom DPS. That's fine and all, but I was dwarfed by #18 by so much I didn't even feel like I should be there. #18 was pulling 396k DPS on Garrosh. #1 was pulling upwards of 900k before we got pulled in. Mind you this is *without lust*. Blackfuse most of the raid was over 1.2million DPS the entire fight, ending with the second lowest DPS player*ignoring healers* at 650k. Me at 265k. This is with pre-pot, proper food, proper rotation, etc.
So my question is: Do you think the difference between those last 30 item levels should be this..massive? To be frank, this feels kind of ridiculous. We're not talking 20% between normal vs heroic gear. We're not talking even 100%. We're talking *500%* damage difference on blackfuse. Ilvls 483-500 is about a ~30% damage increase. 500-535 is ~30-50% damage increase. 535-550 is ~50-70%, 550-588 is ~400-500%. Something just sounds..wrong.