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Simcraft, what is it worth?

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Hello,

 

What's your take on simcraft?

 

Do you reach or get close to theorical maximum dps? I can't seem to, but even so, my dps is on par with other people at my item lvl (560) on all the raids i take part in, and bosses go down.

 

Thanks.

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Totally class dependent question. Simply, linear, classes like ele sham work very well with SimCraft. Complex classes like warlock find SimC to be nearly useless. 

 

"Theoretical maximum" is misleading at best and foolish at worst. seven years of raiding, four classes as my 'main', nine or ten alts that I raided seriously on, I've never NOT been able to beat my "theoretical maximum".

 

SimC is best looked at as a tool, depending on the class and spec and who writes the profile for them, a tool of varying usefulness. It's a lab test, nothing more. It can give you a vision, a glimpse at what might be. But real data, logs, player feed back, player innovation, real fight experimentation, will always be better. 

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Simcraft is good for figuring out stat weights, if certain breakpoints are worthwhile, and to a small extent comparing one spec/class to another in a patchwerk situations.

 

Other than that you shouldn't concern yourself too much with the numbers Simcraft says you "could" be doing. raidbots percentiles give you a more accurate picture of how you compare to other's in your same class/spec. I wish they could break them down by ilvl also though. sometimes it would be useful to see how a 560 mage compares to other 560 mages to see if they may be worth bringing into your raid and gearing up.

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