Rant: DPS Meters

I was worried about the toxicity of raids and the game in general when ANET decided to make DPS meters “legal” for players. I would have loved to be wrong. Unfortunately, I wasn’t.

Let me get this off my chest now: DPS doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know the mechanics of your class or the raid boss well enough to stay alive! This is the biggest issue I’ve seen with players and the current toxicity of the raid environment. I’ve personally seen players that can’t stay alive on Cairn and complain that someone else wasn’t hitting their DPS marks. This is on a boss with no reason other than speed to worry about DPS. Unfortunately, every raider friend I have in game has very similar stories and they’re not uncommon.

I understand that some players are good enough to make use of DPS meters. I’m talking about players and coordinated groups that have the mechanics down and are trying to improve their times only.  When the rest of the population that’s mostly PuG’n raids, they’re just a source of contention…


Guild Wars 2 Discord Emoji

Our guild moved to Discord a while back and when they added custom emoji support I put together this pack of icons for our server mainly from wiki icons. Some other admins I’ve talked to have had trouble finding the icons so I figured I’d release it for download here.

Download Link: https://1drv.ms/u/s!ADp6LT3jOxoohw8

Here’s what they look like on the Discord dark theme: