...Gincan's answers to the survey.
What is the name, class, and spec of your primary dps?
Gincan, Short and angry Fury Warrior
What is your primary dpsing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans)
These days I dps mostly in a raid environment, both 10 and 25 mans. I also enjoy doing the occasional 5 man Heroic and destroying everyone's numbers. I may be a bit of an ass hole, but I find it entertaining pulling aggro off the tank and killing the mob before it kills me.
What is your favorite dps spell/ability for your class and why?
Whirlwind. When I started playing I knew exactly what I wanted to be. I made a dwarf because I've always envisioned them as the craziest sons of bitches out there. I went fury because nothing is greater than running into battle swinging two giant weapons, killing anything that stands in your way. And Whirlwind gets that job done better than any other skill out there.
What dps spell do you use least for your class and why?
Victory Rush. I honestly don't think I've ever used this. I just don't see the point.
What do you feel is the biggest strength of your dps class and why?
If you take a warrior, let him stand right in front of a boss and let him just go to town he'll out shine any other class. Warriors kill things, and they kill them well.
What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your dps class and why?
As a dps class we don't bring much to the table besides raw power. The warrior in every environment (5 man dungeons, raids, PvP) doesn't do much on his own. But when paired with a team he becomes a damn rear unstoppable force. So to put it simply our major weakness is how much we rely on other classes.
In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best dps assignment for you?
A Warrior is best suited to kill. We are designed at our core to do nothing but kill, and kill as fast as possible. Throw us in the front lines and we'll bring the pain.
What dps class do you enjoy dpsing with most and why?
I dps as a fury warrior only. For a couple reasons. First of all I understand the class and I do my job pretty damn good. Secondly, I don't think any other toon I play would be quite as good.
What tanking class do you enjoy dpsing with least and why?
Feral druids. Some people think a Warrior tank has little to no AoE tanking abilities. But anyone who thinks that has never tried to work with a bear. They suck, they really really suck.
What is your worst habit as a dps?
In a 5 man, I'm a total ass and don't care about my threat one bit. Nothing hits hard enough to kill me very quickly. And sometimes those horrible habits carry over to a raid. I try to be more conscious about my threat, but when the tank is having some kind of issue generating much threat I'll take a smack to the face and take a dirt nap faster than I can blink.
What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while dpsing?
I tend to be pretty laid back, but that doesn't mean I'm not competitive. When I first started raiding I saw the numbers other raiders were putting up and I worked hard to become that good, and my work paid off. My major pet peeve is anyone that doesn't try and beat me. I shouldn't be on top of the charts all the time, people should be beating me. My team should be making me work harder, and grow as a team. When people aren't pushing me like they should it gets frustrating.
Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other dps?
I think we are fairly well balanced overall. Nothing about us is too over powered and we're not struggling to prove ourselves as viable raid specs. I'm pretty happy overall.
What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a tank?
I look over the raid parses put up on WoW meters Online as well as review my dps from recount. I like to make sure that I'm not doing anything horribly bad. I just need to work on my death count >.>
What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your class?
I don't see many misconceptions floating around anymore. A lot of people assume we're tanks, but that has lessened greatly. If their are any misconceptions still lingering, I don't hear them very often.
What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new dpsers of your class to learn?
Understanding how to utilize rage effectively. Rage is the building block of our class, whether you're a tank or dps you have to understand how it works and when to use it. The concept of a "rage dump" is simple to understand but can be hard to master. If you follow the normal rotation (which you should) you need to know when to use Heroic Strike. If you use it too much, you'll be sitting around with nothing to do for a good 2 to 3 seconds. If you use it too little you're losing out on a lot of dps.
What dps class do you feel you understand least?
Shadow Priests. I typically don't raid with any so I don't really know what they bring to the table. Mind Control is pretty much the only thing I know they can do.
What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in dps?
Power Aura Classic. I have it set up to remind me to shout if I'm the only Fury Warrior (I'm usually not). And I have a big ass warning right in my face when Blood Surge procs.
Icehud. I have it set up to help my monitor my health, and most of all my rage.
Strength over other stats or balanced stat allocation, and why?
I still don't entirely understand the best way to go with stats. But so far this is how I've done it.
Go balls out on Strength.
I don't worry about Armor Penetration much since most of the best gear has it, so I tend to not gem for it.