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What Is This?
At the most basic level, the DPS Bot attempts to determine and display how various World of Warcraft classes
and specs compare against each other. It does this by crunching data from World of Logs.
There are a few things to be aware of above all else:
All values are aggregated over the last 14 days from all public logs. So for a specific boss fight, you are usually looking at the median over all kills from the past 14 days.
Data should be interpreted with a large grain of salt for new fights or bosses that have only been killed by a
handful of guilds.
Be smart about using this data in discussions of class balance. Don't just look at the overall charts and QQ on
forums. The truth is usually more nuanced than what is shown here.
What is Spec Score?
Spec Score is the best measure I've been able to come up with to compare specs across all fights of a given
tier. The goal has been to minimize the effect a "gimmick" fight has on the overall rankings and generally normalize
fights to have a common ground of comparison.
In a nutshell, each spec is scored on a curve for each fight. For each individual boss, the spec with the top DPS on a fight gets a score of 100 and then all other specs are scored according
to that top spec. The average across all fights for a given spec is the Spec Score for the
As usual, this score is not the end-all, be-all measure of anything. It's merely an interesting collection of data
trying to compress a whole lot of data into a single comparable value. Don't ever forget that each spec has its
strengths and weaknesses and may be needed for any number of reasons. While raw numbers are absolutely an important
facet of raiding, there are often other variables that are far more important.
All of that said, I think Spec Score is a far better indicator of relative spec power than a simple aggregation of
DPS values from all fights. Those values are still available but I hope and pray that you understand that they have
their own variety of problems and caveats.
A more detailed description and example will be posted on the Raidbots Blog.