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Patch 7.1.5 Updates on Mr. Robot

7.1.5 is a pretty big update (read official patch notes).

Our updates are live, with a couple of notes: 

All classes have updated weights. However! We are still adding really cool parameters to test Surrender to Madness variations and plan to have some of that published by the weekend.

Tanks have been updated, though we still have some tweaks to do for harder hitting nighthold bosses.

It might take us another week or two to finish up final in-game testing and comparing things to logs, in order to verify the accuracy of all data. In addition, after we compare simulations to Nighthold logs, we can tweak rotations to make sure they are back to our gold standard of quality. Just like our Ursoc simulations, which have been matching logs really well.

As always, if something seems odd, ping us (discord / forums). We try to get bugs fixed within 24 hours.

Here are the major things that affect your gear:

  • Changes to your class
  • Secondary stats scale differently now (which we automatically handle)
  • New neck enchants that are more affordable and ready in the optimizer
  • New legendaries that will be pickable in the gear lists. These are also updated in the simulator, but we haven’t finished triple checking them against logs.
  • Crafted items have more upgrade levels, which you can tweak in the filters menu
  • Some changes to existing legendaries and other items, which you can select in the gear lists
  • Simulations: classes will be updated to sim, including tanks and healers. Nighthold boss scripts will be ready shortly after nighthold’s launch. For now use Ursoc for single target and Mythic+ for AoE.

Things to note / things that still need work:

  • Shadow Priests: Surrender to Madness rotation needs tweaking after new changes.
  • Tanks: all weights need to be re-run for a harder hitting boss. The first pass had boss attacks that weren’t doing enough damage, so tanks weren’t dying. That makes stamina look low. But tanks will likely be dying in Nighthold, so we’ll have them updated before you jump in that raid.
  • Protection Warriors: rotation needs some work for the Vengeance and Devastator talents
  • All classes: rotations will be tweaked to squeeze out a little more dps here and there over the next few weeks as we get real game data and players give feedback based on real-game play.

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How To: Generate Stat Weights & Stat Goals

“Gearing Strategy” – that’s what we call “stat weights.” You see, we do a lot more than just stat weights to help you rank gear. You can read about that here, if you’re interested.

First, let’s get right to the point. You probably want to know how to use our new fancy “Machine Learning” stuff to rank gear, right? Then let me show you how to do that.

Below is a pictorial. I have a longer blog post and more resources to share soon.

How to generate stat weights

 

 

 

Stat Weights vs Machine Learning

We’re big into ranking gear at Ask Mr. Robot. We probably like it more than WoW itself. OK… almost more than WoW. We like WoW more because it lets us have fun ranking gear.

We released an update today with a beta version of a new way to rank stats on gear that we call Machine Learning. It replaces stat weights. Stat weights are dead to us. OK not really, I was being a bit dramatic. You can still use them on the site like you always did, and they will still work like they always have, forever. But machine learning is way better and way cooler. Read on to learn why!

NOTE: To use the new method during the beta, you must run your own custom gearing strategy simulation, then check “Use Machine Learning” on the report that it generates, and then press “Save and Use”. You will know that it is in effect because you will see a “stat goal” next to each section on the gear optimizer (Gear Explorer, Best in Bags, etc.). If you encounter any bugs or issues, let us know immediately! It is a beta! Continue reading

NPS – A more robust tanking metric

(Written by our developer, Yellowfive)

The first version of this was posted on Nov 16, 2016 for feedback. Based on some good conversations with the community, we have updated the metric and this post to reflect those changes. (Dec 1, 2016). The main updates are related to self-healing and stamina.

NPS

NoPeS. That’s what tanks do: they nope you. Want to hurt me? Nope. Need some healing to stay alive? Nope, I got this. Can I hit you for 2 million damage please? Nope, let’s make that 1 million.

In a sentence: “NPS” measures how good you are at reducing the size of each incoming hit, and how good you are at sustaining yourself without requiring external healing. (Both of those things are given equal value. Higher is better.)

For the sake of ease, let’s say the “N” stands for “negation” in this discussion. Continue reading

Karazhan Patch 7.1 Gear & Stat Weights

Here are the Patch 7.1 updates:

  • New gear is added to the gear lists, upgrade finder, and simulator
  • All new trinkets are implemented – and remember, all trinkets are ranked directly from simulations to ensure accuracy. After logs show up tonight, we will be doing a pass that compares all new trinkets to logs to triple-check that they are in tip-top shape.
  • Crafted level 8 is now added to the filters
  • All class and spell changes have been updated in the simulator and theorycraft wiki (the best source for spell data) – link to patch notes
  • NOTE: The chest pieces for each armor type that improves the power of your trinkets is not yet implemented. There is no spell data or data in game with how (and how much) it improves the trinkets. As soon as we get that information, the chests will be updated on our gear lists and simulator. (Example chest)

Stat weights are updated

All stat weights for each class/spec are also updated to reflect the class & spell changes for patch 7.1. All of those changes are verifiable on the theorycraft wiki. Continue reading

How to Compare Items with simulations

The most popular question right now:  What item is better?

Our item rankings answer that question, and it does so really well if you generated custom weights for your character with our simulator.

But how nice would it be to see the actual damage differences, in addition to the ranking? It would be pretty nice, wouldn’t it. Continue reading

Best in Bags & Upgrade Finder

Be confident in your gearing choices

Here’s a super fast video tutorial that walks you through the best ways to find new gear, as well as making sure you have the best items equipped from the stash you already own.

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Get Ready for Emerald Nightmare – FREE!!

This promotion is now over. All new users still get 1 free week so you can Try before you Buy. The trial starts when you click on a premium feature, no credit card is ever asked for during the trial. 

Mr. Robot wants to make sure you are ready for Emerald Nightmare, so he’s making all of his premium features free Monday and Tuesday, Sept 19 and 20.

And we really mean free. No shady credit card tricks, no ploys to get your email and spam you, that’s not how we operate. When we say free, it’s simple. You get to use every premium feature without paying or entering a credit card. You do need an account so we can save settings (which is necessary for some of the features), but we will NEVER email you marketing stuff. Ever. Not even after the free stuff is over.

So like I said, when we say free, we mean it. No catches, no tricks.

And if you like it enough that you want to keep using it, you can upgrade for $2 a month (if paying monthly) or $12 a YEAR (if paying annually). And of course, you can cancel online, any time, no hassles (and no tricks).

Here’s a video that describes and demonstrates our most popular premium features. If you are at work and can’t watch the video, read the sections below for more info, as well as a pictorial.

To use them, go to AskMrRobot.com and load your character. To get the in-game addon, go to Curse.

Best in Bags

As you’ve leveled up and been running mythic dungeons, you’ve accumulated a lot of gear. Is that 850 warforged item better than an 840 you have with your best stats? Which trinkets should you be using? How much does a socket on an item improve it?

Best in Bags answers all of those things. Mr. Robot looks at all of the gear you currently own, evaluates it, and tells you what to equip.

Upgrade Finder

While “Best in Bags” helps evaluate your current gear, the Upgrade Finder helps you identify the best new gear that you could get. It answers things like:

  • Which bosses have the best upgrades?
  • What dungeons still have upgrades for me?
  • Where should I spend my bonus rolls?
  • If I get titanforged or socketed items, are they better than what I currently have?
  • What are the best legendaries?

And the list keeps going!

Picture Tutorial

Click the image for a larger view. Then hover over the image for the zoom icon to make it even bigger.

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Smart Mode

You’ll see the ‘Smart Mode’ option in the upgrade finder. This takes possible warforged, titanforged, and socketed items into account. If a regular version of an item is NOT better for you, Mr. Robot upgrades it until it IS better for you.

If an item gets upgraded, you can see the chance of getting that upgrade in the list. He’ll tell you if there’s a high chance (like +5 or +10 ilevels), a medium chance, low, very low, and almost zero (like +50!).

You can turn this mode on or off depending on what you want to see.

Enjoy now, upgrade later

Use these features a lot on Monday and Tuesday. Make sure you have the best gear you can, that’s why we made them free.

And if you like them later and want to upgrade, like I said before, it’s really fairly priced at just $12 a year. As a 3-person, independent company, we appreciate each premium member. So for those of you who upgrade later, I’d like to offer a huge thanks and a big metal roboty hug.

Legion & The Armory

Patch 7.0 Armory

Is your character not updating? Or is your artifact not loading?

The armory usually takes a bit to update when expansions hit. That means there are currently some armory artifact loading issues.

No worries! You can use our addon to update your character.

How to use our in-game addon to update your character:

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Important Low Level Items & Ranking Gear

There are a few low level items worth paying attention to as you craft gear and run dungeons. I wanted to point these out before you vendor them in a leveling craze and the made rush to getting raid-ready gear.

 Necklace and Ring

Save all rings & necklaces

Let me quickly explain why. Continue reading

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