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3-29-2011 @ 6:17PM
go go askmrrobot.com for advice on your specific gear... stuff like what gear to reforge to what stat, etc., is all answered there for your easy-to-peruse goodness! Same with enchants, too! What's your biggest upgrade to shoot for? AskMrRobot can help!/commercialSeriously, though, great list of stuff, I'm glad you posted this today while I'm finishing up my pre-raid gearing checklist myself :)
3-29-2011 @ 7:46PM
Nifty, albeit inherently flawed, although this is coming from a paladin and not a shaman.Like, for example, it'll suggest int-spirit gems, given everything that int provides paladins, it's not worth losing 20 int for 20 spirit--hell, 10 spirit since that's all that is effective in combat--not even just 10 int with compensation from a socket bonus.
3-29-2011 @ 9:45PM
Ask mr robot and I have some agreements and some disagreements in priority and shuffling. Also keep in mind that any "optimization" is in a bubble of a perfect environment. Your priorities will shift based on healing role, healing team, raid composition and the encounter. We'll cover that more in depth later, but you're better off being your own judge and self evaluating than hitting the magic button. For example, tossing lodur through ask mr robot , it suggested I bring my spirit down below 2,100.... and that was just bad mojo.
3-29-2011 @ 10:10PM
Hey there, Mr. Robot team member here! Glad to see one of our fans in recommending Mr. Robot.@Diatenium, actually, sometimes an int/spi gem is better than pure int. It all depends on the weight of each stat. Here are two examples, one where the int/spi gem is better and one where it is not.Example 1: Assume Int's weight = 100, spirit = 90. Yellow socket bonus is 20 spirit. So the math goes like this: 40 int gem * 100 stat weight = 400. 20int/20spi is 20*100 + 20*90 = 200+180 = 380. Now add in the socket bonus, 20 spirit * 90 = 180. Bringing your total for the int/spi gem + socket combo to 460. That's 60 higher than a pure int gem.Example 2: Assume Int's weight is 100, spirit is 40. 40 is the only thing that changed in this example! 40 int gem * 100 = 400 (again). 20int/20spi is 20*100 + 20*40 = 200 + 80 = 280. Add the 20 spi socket: 20*40 = 80. Total for gem & socket = 360. That is now worse than the 40 int gem.Mr. Robot's optimizations are only as good as the stat weights entered into it. We have the defaults set based on theorycrafters consensus, however, different play styles and rolls definitely call for some stat tweaking. Mr. Robot allows you to tweak all of the stat weights to suit your fancy :)
3-29-2011 @ 10:14PM
@Joe Perez - also, we'd love to have you stop by our forums and chat with us about the things you think aren't right. We're always tweaking things, and love getting theorycrafters, like yourself, involved. Because obviously we can't know every finer point for each class and spec. We admit that! So we listen to the community, a LOT. You'll see we are very open to suggestions and don't take the "I know more than you do" approach that a lot of people in this space take ;) I promise!
3-29-2011 @ 10:49PM
A common issue that resto shaman are having on the site is that they see their spirit taken below the hard spirit cap (default of 2200 on Mr. Robot, but it is editable!). This is because Mr. Robot takes into account the average effect of trinket procs and on-use effects when balancing around the spirit "cap", but we do not report this value in the stats window. So, if you have... the Tear of Blood equipped, Mr. Robot is going to add an average of 285 spirit to your total value. The stat window will say 1900 spirit, but you effectively have 2185 spirit.We know this causes confusion, and we are going to change it soon. We actually used to add these trinket effects in the reported stats... but that confused people too! We are trying to find a way to clarify the situation.
3-29-2011 @ 11:28PM
I'm going to set aside some time and get together with you guys. :D thanks for the replies.
3-29-2011 @ 11:52PM
yea! I knew MrRobot could help! :D/not a paid advertiser, just lots of
3-30-2011 @ 2:59AM
I eventually got simulcraft working on my Mac, but askmrrobot is very convenient. I like it and have refereed a number of guildies there. My main problem with AMR is that it only shows about 5 items. When I follow the lootrank URL generated by simulcraft, I always change it to show 40 items per slot. I am not exactly shopping at the BiS store;
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