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1-26-2012 @ 10:27AM
Totally off topic, maybe a subject for another day (maybe already covered somewhere I'm to lazy to look for), but I'm really curious as to why there is usually such a huge difference between the numbers you see in Recount as opposed to the numbers you see in Skada. Very recently, in an LFR, my dps for the current fight differed by almost 10k (Skada was higher, consistently). This was one of the LFR's from Hell where they started booting the bottom 5 dps after the first fight and naturally, Recount numbers were what they posted.I wasn't in line to get booted, but I posted my Skada numbers in retaliation. Skada showed a completely different bottom end, but the Recount numbers won that round and ppl were removed. I dropped group.So, any idea as to what the difference is?
1-26-2012 @ 10:40AM
I don't know about a 10k difference but i'm fairly certain that recount starts calculating dps when you first attack as opposed to skada which calculates from when you first enter combat. These numbers, however, should be fairly similar if you start dps'ing right away (don't pull threat from being too hasty though :P). Regardless, your damage done on any particular fight should be the same and if damage matters this should be what you're looking at.
1-26-2012 @ 10:49AM
I may have that backwards:recount-starts calculating when you first enter combatskada-starts calculating when you first attack
1-26-2012 @ 11:05AM
Which would make Skada actually more accurate for dps? Damage is what kills bosses, but dps is what gets ppl kicked, so I'd like to be able to make a coherent argument when the time comes.
1-26-2012 @ 11:32AM
If it's that big a deal - post total damage done. That's usually a better indicator anyway.I do have to say - in comparing my Skada results with World of Logs, (anecdotally) Skada seems to agree pretty closely with WoL calculated DPS.
1-26-2012 @ 10:50PM
I've noticed a couple of times in the past few months that people using Recount started complaining that I did zero in heroic 5-mans and tried to kick me. I showed them my Skada results which showed me at the top by a large margin, but they refused to believe me a called me a noob and a leacher. I proved it through simple math, you cant possibly kill that boss with the combined damage done from their meters when the boss has more health than that. It seems Recount has far more parsing bugs and errors than Skada. I have no irregular characters in my name so that can't be it either.
1-26-2012 @ 1:45PM
In my experience, recount is the more accurate mod over skada when comparing to world of logs. The reason it uses up so much resources is that it processes everything, including filtering some things.I agree with the poster saying damage done matters most; dps itself can be skewed by multiple factors, but it's damage done that makes the difference.The most accurate thing you can do IMO is to run the world of logs external application that automatically uploads your fights. Then just put the link in raid chat, if the linked dps numbers are off.http://worldoflogs.com/help/client/
1-26-2012 @ 3:13PM
Skada doesn't begin recording until you attack the boss yourself, or heal someone whose attacking the boss, which can leave significant portions of the dps out of the equation if you were "late" to the party to begin playing at times. World of logs actually shows both (dps, vs dps(e)) on their logs, and the number variance is usually only 1-2k difference in my experience, not 10k difference, the only time I usually see that wide of a spread is when someone forgot to reset their meter before recording.LFR is beyond easy, and people are for the most part able to completely SKIP mechanics of the fights and still win. I've been in groups with 6 healers, and only 3 of the healers were actually actively healing and we still beat the encounter, it's 10m difficulty (more or less) with 25 people, so why anyone is kicking anyone over low dps I don't really get. If the boss is dying, no need to kick anyone.
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