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2-04-2011 @ 7:42PM
Fun is relative. I know (and agree) that not everyone enjoys pouring over spreadsheets and combat logs or running simulations to figure out stat weights or optimize their gemming/reforging/enchants. However, "not everyone" doesn't mean "no one" and I will personally attest to the fact that some people just get a kick out of endless tweaking and toying with things to get the most out of them. I'm one of them. I like to peek under the hood and see how things work and all the constant sims and min-maxing is just part of the meta-game for me. Ultimately, it's not about being a super math geek or anything like that because, while there is certainly a lot of math involved, what we're doing with simulators and optimization programs is no different than what the guys working on Top Fuel drag motors or the uber-frugal shoppers are doing. Trying to take what we have and squeeze every single ounce of worth we can from it. The one or two extra horsepower, the 3 or 4 extra dollars per month, the 1-2% DPS increase. As for Rawr and " alot of classes bagging on it", there's a very good reason for that. While Rawr has historically worked very well for certain classes and specs, it has also historically been anywhere from "not great" to "absolutely less than complete garbage" for others, and Warlocks are a prime example. Throughout the large majority of Wrath, Rawr just plain didn't function for 'locks. It once told me that my ToC 25 geared warlock could only turn 1,500 DPS, that my imp was incapable of doing anything besides stare at the wall and that my rotation should consist of spamming Shadow Bolt . . . as Destro. I know that Rawr works great for some classes (I believe Hunters, Mages and Kitty's swore by it), but for others it's just been plain terrible. - "But the overwhelming majority of people play wow as an escape from work or school work, and looking at simulated numbers is flat out not fun." Again, fun is relative. I don't see the fun in standing around in Orgrimmar all day getting in fights in trade chat or flinging random insults at people, but trolls do it all day long. I don't find scrapbooking fun, but my wife does. You may not find sims or spreadsheets fun, but that doesn't mean they aren't to someone else.
2-04-2011 @ 7:44PM
/groanReply fail, was directed at Pyromelter.
2-04-2011 @ 7:48PM
I think I've got a man-crush on you now.Well said.
2-04-2011 @ 9:24PM
2-05-2011 @ 12:48AM
Dude, I hear ya, and it's all good. My only point is that requiring a simulation as many enhancement shaman commenters do is just plain not fun for most people. I'm glad you have fun with it, and that there are others that have fun with it too. But to require it is bad game design, in my opinion.
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