[Mage] Global Optimizations?

Topics: Retired
Jun 22, 2008 at 4:13 PM
Hi, I'd like to know more about the Global Optimizations checkbox. The description of the module says "...if you'll stick to more or less normal fight conditions you can enable Global Optimizations." What exactly are normal fight conditions? What does the global optimizer do differently? I noticed that if I put Frost Resistance to 100%, and had Global Optimizations unchecked, it suggested I wand for a good chunk of the fight and use a standard rotation for the rest. But if I checked Global Optimizations, it replaced both wanding and the rotation with repeated scorches.

Does checking Global Optimizations just make Rawr look through more possible attack rotations?

Jun 22, 2008 at 7:46 PM
Global optimizations restrict the number of spell rotations that it considers. For example if you're specced deep in fire it won't consider frost spells. Having it unchecked makes it take all spells into account regardless of your spec.