Monthly Archives: September 2012

MOP First Impressions

Well. Wow. Hi guys! So you know, there was this expansion that launched this weekend and… I figured it was time to come back to the blog! Ana Sucks at Leveling Ask my guild. They will all tell you I … Continue reading

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Avoidance, Mitigation, and Damage Smoothing

The last time we looked at paladin Monte-Carlo simulations, I talked about the possibility of quantifying the damage-smoothing effect.  Before I was able to get around to finishing this post, I revisited the Warrior simulations, and slipped in a sneak … Continue reading

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MATLAB DPS Simulations for 5.0.5 and Q & A

I’ve spent the bulk of this week putting some finishing touches on the MATLAB DPS simulations, and I’ve posted the bulk of the results in the 5.x maintankadin thread.  If you want the nitty-gritty details, you’ll have to go read … Continue reading

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L90 Warrior Mitigation Followup

Last week we discussed mitigation stat weights for warriors using a Monte-Carlo simulation.  While the results were interesting, the simulation was very limited, and left a lot to be desired.  Since then, I’ve been having detailed discussions with a number … Continue reading

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Avoidance Diminishing Returns in MoP – Followup

A few days ago, Pauladin, who has taken over the LibStatLogic and TankPoints addons, left a comment indicating that he had a more complete data set that was giving him slightly more accurate coefficients for dodge diminishing returns. He was … Continue reading

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MoP Mitigation Stat Weights – Monte Carlo – b16048

The last time we discussed stat weights, I promised to update the Monte-Carlo simulation and test it against the analytical calculations to verify their validity.  I’ve finally gotten around to that, and the results are about as I expected.  There … Continue reading

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L90 Mitigation Stat Weights for Warriors

<edit> It’s been brought to my attention that, unlike in Cataclysm, the mastery rating to mastery percent conversion factor isn’t the same for all classes anymore. I’ve used the paladin value here (600 mastery rating = 1% mastery), but for … Continue reading

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WeakAuras for other classes

Several people have commented on how much they liked my WeakAuras setup for protection, and asked if I had any ready-made setups for other classes.  As it turns out, I do.  Over the past week, I’ve been setting my UI … Continue reading

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