03/13/2013 11:41 PMPosted by BravehearthMr. Robot is a tool, and when used properly, it does a great job.
I'll agree with this because it's true, but I don't really think you're in the right for trying to defend the Robot. Mr. AMR's PR guy here has been telling us that the stat weights they offer, baseline, are supposedly the best for the average player, when, in fact, they're really offering what is likely the best weights for bleeding-edge, heroic 25-man players - i.e., the 1~2% of players who are anything but average. It smacks of disregard for their target audience - the average player - by offering advice for top-end content to middle-end players, and also of incompetence for failing to realize the differences in what is required for middle-end players and top-end players.
This is bad because, on many occasions, people (read: average players) have come to these forums after using the Robot complaining that they have problems. They don't mention the fact that they used AMR; it's usually quite evident by what they've done to their gear - stam-stacking LFR/5-man tanks, DPS gemming expertise, DPS not capped on either hit or expertise. These are not good things for the average Paladin player because if we miss a Holy Power generator, or have it dodged/parried, we lose out on our main resource which hurts our DPS, or our survivability - be it via active mitigation SotRs, or emergency WoGs (which also goes for Ret). As Ret, with CDs running, if the initial application of ES misses, we waste an incredibly potent skill - worse, a talent - with a decently long CD.