I have a BiS trinket from gul’dan
I have 2 different item levels of it. Naturally there is no way that one could confuse the lower version as being “better” since the trinket text is identical and the one with higher item level shows the higher main stat by a few hundred.
However I have seen in at least 2 cases AskMrRobot rates the lower item level higher in value in its ranking system.
This is seen when you click on the item and see the pulldown and read the + and - numbers to see how your current item compares.
I am not confused about this. If I equip the lower item the higher one shows as -198. If I equip the higher one the lower one shows as +198. Clearly AMR is bugging out here.
The catch seems to be that I am using a Gearing Strategy that is not machine-learning. I have put in stats based on the agreed upon “best” stats in the Druid Boomkin discord (by Cyous whose guide is well known and respected and up to date as of March 31 2017). But even with your own input stats, that should have no bearing and not be the reason for the buggy results.
Because even though one puts numbers into the stat weights, the “weight” for int is the same as you swap the 2 trinkets.
The main stat of int is higher on the higher ilevel therefore even with stat weighting the rating of that item should be higher value if it has higher int. But it’s lower as the ilevel goes up.
I had a lot more detail in this but it was not relevant. One item I saw this on is Whispers in the Dark trinket. Since I saw it on multiple items I know that the item is not the problem and the stat weighting is not the problem. It’s AMR’s incorrect judgement that is somehow getting reversed in the scaling based on item level