Jan 24th 2012 4:22PM I'm one of the people working on Ask Mr. Robot.
We're actually working on a feature that will show 'upgrade paths' and answer questions like 'what should I buy with my valor points?' It's a couple of months out, but keep an eye open for it, it should be a cool feature :)
Nov 11th 2011 1:00PM Joseph, glad you know Mr. Robot's humor. He's a funny little robot.
To be honest, we won't have a leveling optimizer this year, but we're considering having one for the expansion, as a lot of people will be starting new characters. So many cool features, so little time... that robot of ours needs to get a few more processors to keep up with all the cool stuff we can be doing ;)
Nov 11th 2011 2:08AM We are actually integrated with femaledwarf. If you load your character into Femaledwarf, you can click a button to export your character and weights right into Mr. Robot. Handy-Dandy! As for hit, Mr. Robot recently researched that and wrote an article about it: http://blog.askmrrobot.com/2011/10/id-hit-that/
Nov 10th 2011 9:13PM The Relative Ranking will suggest gear for the selected slot, based on the current gear you have equipped. This means, it assumes all of your other gear stays the same, and decides the best pieces of gear for that one selected slot. This mode takes set bonuses into account.
Absolute will rank the items as if you had nothing else equipped except that item (so you're mostly naked, but Mr. Robot won't look, he promises). So this mode ranks the item purely on stat weights, taking no other item into account. It does not take set bonuses into account.
Regarding BiS: Sometimes Mr. Robot suggests the #2 item as BiS. That is because his BiS set takes into account every piece of gear, gem, enchant and reforge. It's best with an example: Say you rank all items absolutely, the best items will each have a TON of hit on them for a DPS class. But if you put on every #1 item, you'll end up WAY WAY WAY over the hit cap. So, Mr. Robot sometimes takes the #2 best item (or even #3), which might not have hit on it at all, to get you down to the hit cap.
Nov 10th 2011 5:39PM MadMac10 and Lanmis, thanks for the shoutouts. We have a lot of fun making Mr. Robot for our full-time gigs. The more support we get, the longer we can keep it up, so we love hearing from our fans. (Mr. Robot is also fueled by shoutouts, tweets and FB likes).
Nov 10th 2011 5:37PM (I forgot to mention, I'm one of the people behind Mr. Robot).
We want to add a 5-man dungeon preset to the stat weights. As Arrohon mentioned you can change the stat weights right now to accommodate for a 5-man dungeon, however, we're dedicated to providing a quality (and easy!) experience for users, so we want to add presets to make your life better :)
Nov 10th 2011 5:35PM RoboCouncil is only on the mobile app right now, but with the site redesign, it will be on both the mobile and web versions. It will be a premium feature no matter how you access it. And the nice thing: you pay once and get it anywhere and everywhere.
Oct 24th 2011 11:34PM We sure do take diminishing returns into account, automatically :) We also take the total avoidance cap into account. We have a "Prioritize CTC" option found in the lower left of the site, by the other check boxes. And finally, we also handle scaling of mastery for warriors as they get more of it.
Oct 24th 2011 2:24PM He was camped by a rogue in vanilla for like a week... ever since then, he's been trying to hack into the game to take away their stealth. So far, he's been unsuccessful.
(ps. I'm one of the people from Mr. Robot)
Oct 24th 2011 2:17PM Good question! We will still be optimizing on stat weights, as people will still want to get near the hit cap, get to haste breakpoints, etc. Since we load your character from the armory, we'll be able to tell what talents you've chosen and suggest optimizations around those (and as always, let you manually tweak our default assumptions).