Today’s update contains a beta of our new advanced customization features! Ever wished you could tell the optimizer to get exactly one of your favorite azerite power… or go for a different ratio of secondary stats? Now you can!
We have a complete tutorial on the blog: Optimizer Customization Tutorial
Note: this is a beta! Let us know if you encounter any issues or have any feedback. It is only available on Best in Bags right now, but after it is in beta for a couple weeks, we will be adding the same functionality to the Best in Slot feature.
Quick version of how to use it
- Start Best in Bags like normal, pick your strategy, set up your general options, talents, major essence, etc.
- Click “Customize Strategy” or just click on the “Customize” tab next to the setup tab
- Change stuff on the Customize tab to your liking, press Best in Bags!
- After you get your result, you can still lock things in and exclude specific items just as before to give you that fine-grained control.
Differences from before
- The old customize tab that showed a handful of alternate azerite+stat combos has been removed in favor of this new approach.
- These new customization options will also impact the Upgrade Finder! That has been a big request from people since we released the older version of the customization features. There is one exception: customize azerite rules are a bit tricky to assign a numeric “ranking” in the upgrade finder… so we’re still thinking about that one. But you can always use the search box to find azerite gear with the powers that you care about in the Upgrade Finder, just type in the name of a power to filter it.
What about the old custom gearing strategies?
Try out these new features for a bit. Depending on how people like it, we are considering dropping custom gearing strategies and letting these new features replace them. The old custom gearing strategies simply don’t have enough data to work that well… and they already take quite a long time to run. We feel that this new approach is a much easier way to get the optimizer to do something custom. Feedback on dropping custom gearing strategies in favor of this new customization approach (either for or against) is welcome. (Please be nice either way.)