Worst in Bags - not harsh enough!?


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I have guaranteed junk turned off, surely AMR could be a little more picky with what to keep around? This is a LOT of items.

Or is there a setting change I can make to Marie Kondo my bags up.


If anything, the Guaranteed Junk option is the one setting you want to leave on, it will get rid of any duplicates in most of the item slots, as well as any clearly inferior items that have the same type of stats as another item, but has less of all of them. In case you haven’t read their blog post about this feature, https://blog.askmrrobot.com/worst-in-bags/, I recommend you give it a look. I also keep the very likely junk option selected as well

I did make a feature request last year about a more aggressive setting for Worst in Bags, and in fact, was thinking last night about bumping that thread to see where they were at with it. The AMR team does have it on their list of future enchancements, but as of Dec 2019, they said they didn’t have an ETA for it, due to the 8.3 patch coming out soon after that. Plus they were pretty busy with implementing the Classic version as well.

Hopefully now that patch 8.3 has been out for a while, they might have a chance to look at this feature again, although I imagine they are also looking ahead to Shadowlands as well.

Thanks for the reply, I was unhappy with the amount of crap it was keeping so thought keeping guaranteed junk on was worse for me.

Arguably - a new expansion is when you need to throw out more stuff :slight_smile:

I suppose I’ll have to take a closer critical look myself and stop hoarding, would be nice if it does get an update though…

Typically, Blizzard makes the stats increase enough so that by the new max level, the greens and blues you have gotten from leveling and doing some normal dungeons would be better than any gear from the previous expansion. In some occasions, if you had the absolute best gear from the previous expansion (e.g. Naxx gear in BC, Sunwell gear in Wotlk, etc), some of those might last you until max level, but you would probably have replaced them with dungeon blues. Maybe a legendary weapon might have lasted till the first raid

AMR also doesn’t usually focus on gearing optimisation during leveling, since you don’t really need to min/max that, because you will typically only spend a few hours at each level at most. Their optimisations usually do weird things if you try and use it for non-max level characters, since they focus their pre-processing work on max-level characters with appropriate gear.

So while you need to throw out a lot of stuff in the next expansion, it isn’t really that hard to figure out what to throw out. I typically just keep the highest ilvl gear (particular the gear with the most stamina) when I’m leveling to a new max level.

However, the expansion probably won’t be out for another 6 months or so, it would still be nice to see this feature improved, so we can free up more bag space.

We’re focusing on shadowlands development already. An improvement to worst in bags for shadowlands is certainly on the table - but it will probably be specific to however loot works in shadowlands. Messing with how worst in bags picks gear is a bit tough. The gear in BfA ended up so complicated… keeping the site working well has been quite the challenge in this xpac :wink:

Yeah still on the radar – it actually gets harder for worst in bags to be aggressive towards the end of an expansion, because people keep collecting higher and higher ilvl gear, so there is less of a gap between your best and worst items.

I think the idea of having a worst in bags mode/version available right around when Shadowlands or the pre-patch for it comes out that is tuned to help you clean out your bags in preparation for leveling up would be cool. Something that can be very aggressive because even if it makes a small mistake, it won’t matter because you’re about to replace all of your gear anyway.