In 7.2 is the the machine learning gearing strategy taking artifact ranks past 35 into consideration? The “Base Character Data” section on that page is capped at 35 ranks. Thanks.
It sounds like you are using the defaults - which is just 1 specific ‘average’ setup, just like what you find guide writers doing. It sounds like you probably want a custom strategy. Here’s a picture tutorial on how to run that (follow the top half, then the bottom half shows how to use the machine learning results): http://i.imgur.com/r2gpuBW.jpg
Also, instead of selecting the sim type of ‘gearing strategy’ - you can try using the ‘v2 beta gearing strategy’ - even though it’s still in beta, it is looking pretty solid and you can try that instead.