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2-04-2011 @ 7:26PM
@Pyromelter. ^This. But if as you say Josh, you "merely want to get the word out that there are legitimate mathematical reasons as to why spreadsheets are so heavily endorsed by the theorycrafting community. These are programs and applications written and designed by some very awesome individuals to help the World of Warcraft community out, and they're definitely worth checking out!"...how bout a link to these programs and applications, for those of us who wouldn't mind USING a spreadsheet, but sure as hell don't want to MAKE one.
2-04-2011 @ 7:56PM
There's a lot of different options and they work to varying degrees for different specs. If you're interested in playing around with something like that, I would recommend heading over to EJ or the Wowhead class forums to find out what the your spec's community holds as the gold standard.
2-04-2011 @ 9:10PM
Really... You think you have to make your own spreadsheet... In this very article he talks about certain awesome individuals that make these for you (like Aldriana for rogues) and all you have to do is put your gear in and start it up.Also to people just being completely closed minded and saying it's boring and not fun, maybe for you it is because you don't raid or do heroics and find fun in other parts of the game, but don't make blanket statements about other peoples' opinions.
2-05-2011 @ 12:39AM
http://enhsim.wikidot.com/This is the gold standard for enhancement shaman.http://meliades.org/cataclysm/DKSIM.htmlKahorie's DK simulator. Requires MS Silverlight. Is the gold standard for DK sims.http://code.google.com/p/simulationcraft/downloads/listSimulation craft (Simcraft). Also somewhat of a standard, caters to all classes, very complex.Only 3 links allowed, so here are search terms for other sims/spreadsheets:Aldriana's spreadsheet - rogueLandsouil's spreadsheet - warriorFemale Dwarf - hunter "dps analyzer"Magegraf - for magesRawr. Now rawr gets bagged on a lot by the uber hardcore elites, but I have found it to work well enough as a caster dps. It can be a little wonky, but elitist jerks has a web-based application for rawr.I'm not sure how all these guys handle reforging. Some of them you can import your character data, some of them you have to manually import.Also, in my experience, you really don't "need" any of these for raiding, except EnhSim. I believe that is because of the craziness of enhancement shaman using spells and physical abilities, and the general complexity of their rotation. You kind of have to be a rocket scientist to be an enhance shaman to begin with, so it kind of makes sense that sim-loving people might gravitate towards that spec.
2-05-2011 @ 1:31PM
"You kind of have to be a rocket scientist to be an enhance shaman to begin with..."*respecs from Elemental to Enhancement, just 'cause*
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