Jul 3, 2009 at 3:16 PM
Edited Jul 3, 2009 at 3:17 PM
This is quite a common misconception based on all the other tools out there. As Astrylian says Rawr does not use weight scales and attempt to work out what gear is best for that. Instead it attempts to work out actual formulae for each ability you have.
Thus the only thing inside Rawr is a whole list of rules which model that particular class and spec.
A rule is something like...
For Enhance Shaman if your total expertise is 140 & you have 3 talents in Unleashed Rage your chance of missing with Stormstrike is zero.
There are hundreds of rules like this and what happens is for every item it simply runs through the total stats and produces a set of figures (dps, threat, healing etc). When comparing figures for new items (eg: the graph) it works out what the scores are
for that slot empty, then works out what the scores are for each of the possible items you could fill that slot with and gets the score for that. Then it sorts them into order with the best at the top.
At no point in this process does it use any weighting values, as they are entirely irrelevant to how best to improve your gear. If you want a program that uses weight scales you should stop using Rawr as it doesn't use them and never ever will. Its methodology
is far more advanced than the rather primitive method of weight scales.