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Raidbots - The Easiest Way to Use SimulationCraft

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TL;DR

https://raidbots.com/ makes it super easy to use SimulationCraft for common tasks (comparing items, generating stat weights for Pawn)

What is this?

SimulationCraft is an amazing open source project for theorycrafting, gear planning, and more.  However, it can be difficult to use and can often slow down your machine if simming and playing WoW at the same time.

For those reasons, I've spent the last couple months building Simbot and am relaunching Raidbots!

https://raidbots.com/

Caveats ahead! Raidbots is based entirely on SimulationCraft so results are only as good as support for your class/spec. If your spec isn't well supported, Raidbots will not be very useful. Check with your class Discord/forums/etc to determine if Raidbots is a good match for you or not.

Highlights

 

  • Gear Compare lets you easily sim new pieces of gear. Great for figuring out if that item that just dropped is an upgrade before equipping it. Also useful for checking out different trinkets/legendaries/etc will affect your DPS.
  • Relic Compare is the easiest way to set up SimulationCraft to compare relics. No more digging around for bonus IDs or any of that jazz. Just enter the item name, item level, and go.
  • Stat Weights is a fast way to have SimulationCraft generate stat weights for your character. Stat weights are primarily useful as a quick in-game method to determine if an item is an upgrade or not. However, for many classes/specs the weights change regularly so Gear Compare is usually better in the long run.
  • Advanced mode is also available to help cover any edge cases for power users that want to run a simulation on Raidbots servers and save the report in your own list. Run anything within the 5 minute limit.
  • Use the Armory or paste in /simc output
  • Raidbots provides the raw SimC input so you can easily copy/paste the script into your local copy of SimC to avoid the queue or further configure the sim to your liking. This can be really nice for Gear Compare since Raidbots does some of the heavy lifting of determining item IDs, gem names, level, etc.
  • Stable and Nightly versions available. Nightly is updated every couple of days so you can always run the bleeding edge version in case the main release hasn't been updated in a while.
     

Future Roadmap

There's a ton more stuff I want to build, here are few features I hope to release in the coming months (not a promise, etc):

 

  • Talent compare
  • Custom APLs
  • Best in Bag
  • Personal BiS Lists
     

Known Issues

 

  • Healers are not supported in SimulationCraft at all right now and, thus, are not supported by Raidbots.
  • Tank support is very limited and is primarily included for completeness. This will be slightly better once Raidbots supports enemy choice but there are no dedicated SimC tank devs so take results with a very large grain of salt.
     

The End

Check it out, sim yourself, and let me know what you think!

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Sounds nice in theory but it's hella outdated. Atleast update the simcraft version it uses since it hasn't even updated the class + trinket changes to retribution paladin last tuesday/wednesday. (that's already a solid 4 days ago). For example your site tells me convergence of fates is a dps upgrade for me (895 ilvl) over both my 920 draught of souls and my 890 socketed chain of the valorous. But if I use an actual updated simcraft myself, simming my 3 trinkets, it tells me the 920 draught of souls + the 890 socketed stat stick beat my 895 convergence. So unless you update it more frequently I see no purpose to this site as it would inaccurately tell me what is an upgrade or not during a raid drop.

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5 hours ago, Shishikyu said:

Sounds nice in theory but it's hella outdated. Atleast update the simcraft version it uses since it hasn't even updated the class + trinket changes to retribution paladin last tuesday/wednesday. (that's already a solid 4 days ago). For example your site tells me convergence of fates is a dps upgrade for me (895 ilvl) over both my 920 draught of souls and my 890 socketed chain of the valorous. But if I use an actual updated simcraft myself, simming my 3 trinkets, it tells me the 920 draught of souls + the 890 socketed stat stick beat my 895 convergence. So unless you update it more frequently I see no purpose to this site as it would inaccurately tell me what is an upgrade or not during a raid drop.

Click on Advanced Options and you can switch from Stable to Nightly.  I update the active Nightly version every day or two and I'll have that process automated in the not-too-distant future.

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