Upgrade Set: Better when algorithm chooses but worse when manually set

Topics: Rawr.Base.Optimizer
Apr 1, 2010 at 7:39 PM
When I manually choose gear upgrades to 4pT10 my DPS is rated as dropping. When the Optimizer is run, it chooses the exact same upgrades but my DPS is much higher. How can the same algorithm give different responses based on manual vs. automatic selection.
Apr 1, 2010 at 8:03 PM

I don't know which model this is referring to, so I'm going to make some shots in the dark.

1) The model may change your rotation when in the optimizer, but may not being doing that when you just swap gear around.

2) There may be adjustments to talents/buffs/etc that you may not be considering.

Apr 1, 2010 at 9:45 PM
Thank you for pointing this out. When I checked, there had been minor changes to my Balance and Restoration trees. Perhaps Rawr should highlight any talent changes. Perhaps by a blinking Tree tab?
Apr 2, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Be VERY careful with talent optimization!  A much better option is "Talent SPEC optimization", where you define a few usable specs, and the optimizer can choose between those as options.