The optimizer does not appear to be giving the best-simulated results for gearing.
As the title suggests, I am seeing some strange things going on with AMR. I have been using it for a while now, and every time I mention it I get grumbles to it, and I’m told I should use RaidBots to simulate my gear and decide on the best equipment. I’ve ignored people just as much as they have ignored me for years. I like the features of AMR, and even if what I’m going to talk about isn’t fixable, I will probably still use it in some capacity. The gear manager itself is worth it to me. Now on to what I am seeing.
I broke down and started using RaidBots to sim my warrior. I am using their dungeon slice BETA tool/Top Gear against AMR’s Mythic Plus/Best in Bags.
After messing with RaidBots gear for hours (it takes seconds in AMR) I came up with the following as my best gear:
Raidbots report: https://www.raidbots.com/simbot/report/6AuGzeH7CoMsXkPYdRccgb
Note: I did not switch out the belt, to see the belt I am wearing click “Top Gear” in the Show Gear Difference Option under the character sheet section.
AMR’s sim shows this setup (Yes I went back to AMR and ran the RaidBots setup): 87,057 DPS
Raidbots shows: 86,858 (I did not change the belt, do pay attention to the larger number at the top look in the choices under the character sheet).
So, they were reasonably close. I figured you know what, AMR might be off a little, I’m okay with that, and I removed all of the restriction from my gear choice.
What I expected to happen was AMR would make some changes that would improve my DPS; after all, the results were similar. That is NOT what happened. AMR’s suggestion is here: https://www.askmrrobot.com/optimizer#us/illidan/solpraesidia.
This resulted in a simulated (on AMR) DPS of 80,094 DPS. 6,963 DPS lower than the AMR simulated DPS for the RaidBots setup.
I am baffled by this. The point of the optimizer from my view as a paying subscriber to AMR is to have the Best In Bags choice selected from the gear I have available. This is not the case based on the results I am seeing. I have not set up a lab to perform this comparison, so there may be mistakes in my results, but based on what I was trying to test and the method I went about it, I am, as I said, baffled and concerned. Please help!