This is a pretty… epistemological question, but I’m going to ask it anyway. I have quite a few guildies who say there’s no real difference between AMR and RaidBots. What should I say to that?
My basic argument goes like this: If you have even a modest amount of gear, the number of combinations of gear * gems * enchants * azerite traits gets out of hand VERY quickly - the dreaded combinatorial EXPLOSION!. I think it’s completely unrealistic to expect RaidBots to be able to simulate all of those combinations ON DEMAND and deliver the results in anywhere near real time. I could be wrong about that, so please correct me if I am.
The major strength of AMR is that you guys have ALREADY run all those simulations and stored the results. Thus running BiB is reduced to just querying the results. I guess I shouldn’t say “just” querying the results, since that’s definitely non-trivial. But my point is that you don’t have to run through a bazillion simulations to get the answer
At the end of the day, if you’re trying to decide between two items in a single slot, I think RaidBots could handle that pretty well. But if you want to globally optimize over every combination of gear * gems * enchants * azerite traits… AMR seems like the only reasonable way to go.
What else should I tell the Doubting Thomases of my guild?