I hope this never happens! This is the biggest killer for any kind of build diversity
Well its not about who does the most damage, but about how to make the best of your builds.
Say you are a wizzard and have a run and gun build and need to figure if meteor or bomb would be best for you.
You could look into many factors, DPS being one of them (sadly the x% weapon damage doesn't say much about how much damage a skill actually does over time).
Right now you have to count how long it takes to down a enemy to figure what does the most damage over time rather than just having the raw stats (along with all the other stats that is available for the different runes.)
(fixed a bug that would cause the counter to always show 0, just redownload)
There have been a great deal of requests for a Damage Meter for Diablo 3 to find the best damage output for class build experimentation.
Back in the Diablo 3 beta, there was a hidden debug UI with a great deal of game data, including a DPS meter (worked just like the FPS meter in the current game). In beta patch 0.10.0.9183 this debug label was removed. However the data from the label is still loaded into the game client, though not used (yet).
Just as a proof of concept i have created a little addon that will grap the Damage Per Second (updated per second) and display it as current and maximum damage.
I was originally working on a median display as well but the imminent WoW Machinima Tool release have eaten the rest of my time.
Do you think Blizzard should bring back their own DPS meter (just like the FPS meter?)
Well, the thing is... there is not much to see outside the normal view. There is only a few places (like some of the places shown here) where you can actually get outside the normal view and see something pretty, and not just end of world clipping and gray walls.
Warning, this tool is against the End User License Agreement, and should only be used if you know what you are doing.
Diablo 3 Machinima Tool is a tool made for machinima authors to aid them make movies inside Diablo 3.
This tool allow the user to take full control of the camera, hide the ui, make cool smooth camera pans and other things related to movie making.
Download link and more info: http://pxr.dk/wmt/fo...php?topic=455.0
As you can see from the video the camera movement is not yet bound to any controls, and the camera speed is constant. But that is something that will change.