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9-16-2011 @ 6:21PM
Hey there Tyler,I'm one of the people behind Team Robot, and we totally 'get' this post. We actually just launched a raid loot tool last week on our iPhone and Android apps for now, while we expand it to the website later. We made this tool because we were always trying to figure out how *much* of an upgrade it was for other people in the raid, or a quick way to tell who an item was BiS for (and not just taking their word for it). So we made an add-on for our app that is totally fair based on gear needs. Hey, Robots don't get clouded with emotions like us humans, right? The tool will show that a helm might be a 2% upgrade for mage A and a 1% upgrade for mage B. Now what you do with that info is up to you. Mage B might be reliable, does better DPs, and the other reasons you outlined in your article, so maybe Mage B should get the loot. But would Mage B get the loot if it was a 10% upgrade for Mage A? Who knows, it's up to you to decide.In short, we wanted to provide the FACTS about gear, so raiders can make more informed decisions.If anyone tries out the app, we're always looking for feedback :)
9-16-2011 @ 7:41PM
That's awesome, rather amusing timing for me personally, as just last raid night we were using Mr.Robot for that exact purpose. Had some caster item drop (I dunno I'm melee) and there was a brief concern over who it should go to, so one of our members loaded up both the casters in question and pointed out that it was slightly better for one then the other. Greatest part with that was there was no drama over it as it was perfectly logical.Keep up the good work!
9-16-2011 @ 7:48PM
Love me some mr robot :)Sweet new tool too; we'll be trying it out tonight as a matter of fact!
9-16-2011 @ 8:22PM
That's great! Now how about a web page to do it too? I don't have an iPad, iPhone, or Android. Keep up the great work, I totally love Ask Mr. Robot!
9-16-2011 @ 10:22PM
"while we expand it to the website later"Trust me, I've tweeted them about it ;)
9-20-2011 @ 3:40AM
This sounds amazing. Is there any chance you have an addon dev on your team who can write an addon to 'hook' this app?
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