Most classic gearing spreadsheets show actual estimated values for DPS but the AMR optimizer only shows % increases/decreases based on what gear you swap around. Is there any way to show the actual estimated DPS behind the math?
There is… but we generally choose not to show it. The relative value of the items is what really matters, more than the absolute value of the DPS you estimate. It takes a lot more work to get the absolute value to match what people expect for in-game situations, when a value that is a bit high or low works just fine for ranking gear as long as it is consistent.
The main reason I’m interested is to compare spec differences, instead of just gear differences within a spec. There doesn’t seem to be any way to do that within the current system.
Correct, we don’t intend our tool to be used for that type of comparison.