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Tankpoints for gearing strats

Postby lakhesis » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:14 am

So I came back across Tankpoints (http://www.wowace.com/addons/tank-points/) while I was searching for a quicker way to play around with my gearing numbers. Used to use it ages back, but at some point it broke or I got more laissez faire or both.

Played around a bit & was just falling back in love when I noticed that it was capping the combat table at 100%. According to the notes - "Support for combat table and correctly caps off at a total of 100%" - this appears to be deliberate. From what I see the calculator isn't artificially modifying paperdoll stats to allow for mob level (+/- mob levels makes no difference), it's just ignoring the extra 2.4% required.

Am I missing something? The author is the person behind Ratingbuster so I'd have thought he was much more familiar with this sort of thing that I am, but it looks to me like the addon has been fixed to be broken :?

If that's not the case, I'd love to know what I'm doing wrong with it. If that is the case, does anyone have a suggestion for an alternative that does basically the same job? Mr Robot is great & all, but it's a little too black-boxy for the level of customisation I'd prefer (i.e. mastery food, sub-optimal 10 man raid buff mixes, and being able to manually add/subtract numbers to see what various not-currently-in-my-bags gear/gemming/reforging swaps would do).

PS. Mods: I recognise this is halfway between a gear forum & an addon forum question, I posted it in the one I thought would get more responses ;)
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Re: Tankpoints for gearing strats

Postby Digren » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:03 am

I stopped using TankPoints when it stopped being supported. At the time I was pretty happy with it, so I assume I agreed with their 100% justification, but now I'm not sure. Sorry. =(
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Re: Tankpoints for gearing strats

Postby econ21 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:29 am

Have you tried RAWR? I would not rely on it for optimising your gear, but as a tool for seeing what your stats would look like with alternative gear, I've always found it extremely user-friendly.
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Re: Tankpoints for gearing strats

Postby lakhesis » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:06 am

Bit of a necro, but it's directly relevant.

After getting fed up listening to me whinge incessantly, a guildmate volunteered to have a look over the addon and has made an updated version that correctly adjusts miss/dodge/parry/block caps depending on enemy level. I'd created a ticket on the tankpoints developer site and have since attached his fixed version to my ticket. It should be publicly accessible, so if anyone wants a correctly CTC capping version of tankpoints you can go to my ticket at:

http://www.wowace.com/addons/tank-point ... -is-wrong/

Or here's a direct link to the file if you'd prefer that.

All credit for the fix to Ruthenia @ Blackhand-US, hopefully it's of use to the tankpoints dev's if they're still updating the addon.
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