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9-15-2011 @ 2:29PM
Ive been using Skada for some time now, due to being lighter weight and the option to disable stuff I don't care about like CC breakers and stuff. It also has a mode switching ability which is nice if your pressed for space in your UI or tend to watch the DPS meters instead of where your standing The thing is, there seems to be a common perception that Skada is inaccurate and therefore nit as good as recount. My GM also tells me "don't give me that Skada B***S***, that addon's for people who like to see themselves higher on the meters than they really are."Now, I've ocassionally had Skada bug out on me (I can only remember once when it told me our rogue did 120K DPS on H-Halfus), but generally I don't see a noticeable difference between what my Skada says and what someone else's recount says, especially since (in my experience) even two people running the same addon will get slightly varied results. So what gives? What's with the Skada hate?
9-15-2011 @ 2:34PM
I think it's just him. I haven't noticed any community-permeating dislike for it, just a general entrenched sense of, 'well, I already use Recount.'
9-15-2011 @ 2:38PM
Contrary to what many seem to believe, Skada is actually MORE accurate than recount in most situtations. Skada takes into account downtime when computing dps/hps, whereas recount does not. In a mathematical sense, Recount is showing you (Damage Done)/(Active Time) for "DPS" whereas Skada shows you (Damage Done)/(Fight Duration).
9-15-2011 @ 2:48PM
I use TinyDPS myself.
9-15-2011 @ 3:07PM
I use Skada myself, and I have to admit that sometimes the numbers can feel a bit off. Maybe that's just because it reads the DPS differently than Recount, as Pao mentioned, but I will honestly sometimes get odd readings depending on what I'm doing as the fight is going on; for example, I've often seen that Skada won't start tracking output until I actually enter the fight, so if we have a few trash mobs where I'm slow to join the fray or have to go AFK, the resulting total damage done will be a bit skewed. It will also sometimes read oddly if I'm playing on my healer, or one of the ranged DPS is standing far away from me; Skada doesn't always seem to track players who are far enough away from me. That said, however, these might be issues Recount also deals with.
9-15-2011 @ 4:50PM
The biggest difference I've seen between Recount and Skada (that would effect numbers) is that Recount starts recording the moment anyone does damage. Skada waits untill YOU do damage.
9-15-2011 @ 5:39PM
I don't like Skada for one reason...I have yet to figure out how to stop it from erasing/overwriting the information on other toons. Maybe that isn't even possible...maybe I am just an idiot. But it annoys the piss out of me when I enter a new raid or dungeon and want fresh info to be displayed, then later I log on to another toon and discover his information is gone and is the new info from the other toon.Recount doesn't do that. Each toons Recount is independent. Hopefully I missed something (I'd rather have Skada for it's small footprint and combo of Omen and Recount...)(I realize that was not explained well...forgive me.)
9-15-2011 @ 9:31PM
Actually, I've noticed that recount doesn't record other people's guardians. For example, recount would show our elemental shaman in 7th, when he would really be third on Skada (and 3rd on HIS recount). I looked into it once, recount completely ignored his fire elemental, as apparently it didn't count as his pet.
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