Tag Archives: stamina

Paladinning in Warlords of Draenor

Once again, we’re on the eve of a new expansion. Tonight, many of you will be logging in and starting the grind from 90 to 100. For the first time in a long time, many of you will actually be … Continue reading

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Patch 6.0.2 Survival Guide

Patch 6.0.2 is upon us, and with it comes a host of changes to the game and our class. This post is your quick and easy guide to making the transition from raiding in 5.4.8 to raiding in the brave … Continue reading

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Velvet Resolver

On Monday, Celestalon kicked off the official Alpha Theorycrafting season by posting a Theorycrafting Discussion thread on the forums. And he was kind enough to toss a meaty chunk of information our way about Resolve, the replacement for Vengeance. Resolve: … Continue reading

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Dousing the Flame?

Late last night, it was announced that we’d be seeing some hotfixes during server maintenance this week.  There were two announcements concerning protection paladins.  The first was a nerf to the RPPM proc rates of the intellect legendary cloaks (caster … Continue reading

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Stamina Breakpoints?

Last week I investigated two different situations where Simcraft was giving a user stat weights that seemed wrong.  These turned out to be pretty interesting, and are situations that other players could encounter at some point, so I decided it … Continue reading

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Simulationcraft 101: Getting Started

As I mentioned on twitter last week, version 530-5 of Simulationcraft has been released.  This is the first version to include the Theck-Meloree Index, a damage smoothing metric we developed in a series of previous blog posts. However, Simcraft is … Continue reading

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The Making of a Metric: Part 3

In our last installment, we nailed down the weight factors we’ll use for our smoothness metric.  Today we’re going to wrap it up by specifying normalization conditions for the histogram and formally defining the metric. To refresh your memory a … Continue reading

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The Making of a Metric: Part 2

In our last post, we decided on a functional form for our metric.  And while I didn’t write it out in full mathematical formalism, the pieces were all there.  In short, we start with a damage histogram $H(x)$ computed by … Continue reading

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The Making of a Metric: Part 1

Simulationcraft now has full support for protection paladin mechanics, and hopefully in a week or two I’ll get around to writing a how-to blog post on using it and interpreting the data.  Once I write a few batch files, it … Continue reading

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A Tier In My Eye

Sorry for the slow updates, I’ve been deeply engrossed in a secret side project that I’ll hopefully get around to unveiling/announcing next week. However, for this week’s installment of “what Theck could throw together in his spare time” I bring … Continue reading

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