Friday, March 29, 2013

It Just Won't Do

Logging out in Pet Battle Gear = not optimal.

I was lucky enough this week to be given the opportunity to try out Mr Robot's Premium Account, which has has been live for a while now. There will, of course, be those of you who don't think these kind of optimisation sites are any use. In fact, I know a fair few people with a distinct aversion to being told by a website how they should be playing their game. I, however, am of the mind that anything that means I don't have to a) waste time and b) expend brains on getting myself better set for doing my job is a Good Thing (TM) Bearing this in mind I went ahead and made full use of the features the Premium Account affords me, and I'm rather glad I did.

The main change when you pays your money is the Best in Bags feature: you are asked to scan and import the contents of your bags and bank in game, and Mr Robot then tells you what you should be actually using and not keeping in storage. I'm something of a compulsive hoarder of current gear, on the off-chance I am wearing the wrong stuff, and (unsurprisingly) it transpires that there were two items I would be better off wearing, even though one meant a reduction in iLevel. That gave me the Tier bonus from the Yaungol Slayer's set, which is a 15% increase to Kill Command in my spec. Once I'd been regemmed and re-forged I decided to do part one of the Vaults LFR to see how much of a difference the changes made, and to my utter delight I ended up doing a whopping 10% more dps than I had been previously, due in the main to an increase in crit chance on top of my additional pet damage. Logging out in my Pet Battling gear just won't do any more, I'm going to have to keep on top of my gear if these are the kind of changes I'll get.

The other huge benefit is that all my alts, regardless of their specs, can all get an MOT on the site. This means once I finally have a decent selection of gear on the other two hunters they'll get a proper once-over to get them in the best shape they can be for doing Dailies and LFR time. It does make a huge difference being able to pump out as much dps as possible even if I'm not raiding; this means tasks get completed faster, and I can properly optimise the online time I do have.

I'd like to thank Mr Robot again for the chance to try this service, and if you're looking for a way to once over your own spec setup to improve your damage, you could do a great deal worse than give the site a look.

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