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Ask Mr Robot

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ASK MR ROBOT QUICK START GUIDE
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More detailed information at the AskMrRobot Primer and FAQ
and also detailed info on “How does Mr. Robot’s Optimizer work?

1: Go to http://askmrrobot.com
2: Enter your Server and your character’s name then click “Load”.
3: Once your character is loaded you’ll see it below. Click the character you want to optimize.

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4: Click Reload
5: Make sure you’re in the right Spec and gear!! (If you are not in the right spec and gear, log out of WoW while in the correct spec and gear, then repeat the above steps). This is your character as seen in the Armory.
6: Click “Optimize!”

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7: A new tab appears, and Now you see what Ask Mr Robot is suggesting.
So: My Gear Optimized Score% – My Gear Score% = Difference%, the larger the Difference percent, the more you should reconsider optimizing.

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8: Gear Optimization: Clicking on the Best In Slot button will show you your best in slot gear,but based on the options you selected.
It may suggest gear out of your current reach, so it is best to adjust your most realistic level of obtainable gear first in the options so that you have a realistic goal.
See Options below for adjusting these settings.

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Any time you’ve equipped new gear, gems and enchants, Check A.M.R. to make sure you’re still optimized (Make sure you didn’t drop below any important stat minimum requirements etc).  I don’t recommend worrying too much about optimization until you’re at level cap since you will be constantly replacing many, many gear items frequently.

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ASK MR ROBOT
SLIGHTLY MORE ADVANCED START GUIDE
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There are two places you can adjust more advanced choices.

  • Set Options and Filters
  • Edit Stat Weights

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Set Options and Filters: (The Gears / ‘Change’ button)

  • Did you just ding max level? Are you trying to prep for raiding? Are you already decked out in the latest and greatest?
  • Maybe you don’t have the cash or materials for epic enchants…
  • Maybe you don’t like to run fast because you have alternatives and would prefer pure stat enchants.
  • Maybe you aren’t quite in the latest tier gear yet so using epic gems too soon is a little silly.
  • This is the place you want to set these filters and options!

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Editing Stat Weights
Target Level Choose your target leve from the drop down.  This determines a few things in the AMR calculations.
Edit Boxes can be manually edited or adjusted to Your specifications if you want to try something different.

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Thanks for checking out my Ask Mr Robot beginners and almost advanced user guide!