Difference between Direct Upgrades and Build Upgrade List?

Topics: Rawr.Base.Optimizer
Sep 24, 2009 at 2:42 AM

What is the difference between the Direct Upgrade screen and building an Upgrade List?

From what I understand both show how much of a dps gain you get if you were to obtain that item.

I know that Upgrade List basically runs optimizer once per item, but how is Direct Upgrade calculated or am I completely missing how Direct Upgrade works?

Coordinator
Sep 24, 2009 at 4:30 AM

Direct upgrades are really just direct upgrades. Equip that item, it'll increase your overall score by that much.

Upgrade Lists are much more comprehensive, they reoptimize your character for each item, so as you see the full potential value of an item.

 

See the help topics on optimization for more details.

Sep 24, 2009 at 5:32 AM

Oh ok, so from what I understand:

Direct Upgrade: Swaps the item into the slot, doesn't move anything else around and shows you the score difference.

Upgrade List: Makes that item available to your pool, optimizes it by switching all of your available gear around.

Coordinator
Sep 24, 2009 at 6:05 AM

Yes.