Why do I want to Ask Mr Robot?
First blush, Mr Robot provides you a breakdown of your current gear, what gems and enchants each item has and if you've reforged it. At the top, you get an overall gear score for this build. My first impression was Wow-Heroes, without the "you could be running" information or MaxDPS with more functionality.
Darkmoon Cards, the Witching Hourglass turns into the BIS pre-raiding trinket. There are 6 different filter options (rep, money, archaeology, darkmoon cards, BOE World drops and random drops) and 3 levels of gear (pre-raid, raiding and raiding heroics). According to Mr Robot's dev team, the BIS slot is determined by SimCraft results:
Mr. Robot noticed that SimulationCraft is very popular amongst warlock theorycrafters, so he used it to generate his weights. But SimC is in beta, so these will need regular updates.
|Mr Robot Optimal gems, enchants and reforged stats.|
Once you find BIS gear that's personally achievable, select the "Drop Locations" tab and now you'll be presented with how and where to get it. This is wonderful when you combine this with the weighted table available under the [...] button. Now I can see how much better that World Drop is than the Exalted item is. I'd definitely consider buying the rep item at a 9 point loss personally (over a best possible 0.1% drop rate).
As a gear site, there isn't features that I openly hated. My comments about the site are more improvement suggestions.
- The stat weights don't allow for adding other stats, i.e. I can't add a stat weight to include resilience on gear. I could see this being really handy if you wanted to use this same site to build a PVP set and gem/reforge priorities.
- I'd like a comparison feature between gear sets. What would I do differently between an Affliction set vs a Destruction set? How is my gear compared to another guildie?
- Don't see where I could save my profile. When I access the site, it gives me the last few toons I looked at, but if pull this up from home, I think I am going to have to start all over again; rebuild stat weights, select my toons, etc.
Last night, before logging out, I blindly followed some of the suggestions under "Optimize" and watched my spell power go from 5400 to 5800. Yes, part of it was the cata spellthread enchant on my pants (vs the high-end wrath) because the price really dropped. Part of it was the boots that dropped in SFK the other night. I also replaced my i318 dagger (and JP offhand) to the Very Manly staff (from CoC). I'll let you know if this in turn means higher DPS.