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Cognitive Dissonance: A World of Warcraft Educators' Network

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Theorycraft

  1. 1. Theorycraft: QuantitativeAnalysis in World of Warcraft Kae Novak, Chris Luchs
  2. 2. Overview
  3. 3. Clay Shirky TED TalkLooks at "cognitive surplus" -- the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles
  4. 4. The Great Spare-Time Revolutionhttp://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/05/ff_pink_shirky/all/1
  5. 5. Player Roles & Responsibility• Tank
  6. 6. Player Roles & Responsibility• DPS (Damage per Second)
  7. 7. Player Roles & Responsibility• Healers
  8. 8. DPS Mage
  9. 9. Example of the Math• Mastery for Mages – Assumption: • Mastery rating gives you 10% damage increase based on mana • Your base is 10,000 dps – Math in your head • at 10% mana, 10,100 damage, which corresponds to the normal damage value increased by 1% (10% of the 10% increase from Mana Adept). • at 25% mana, 10,250 damage, which corresponds to the normal damage value increased by 2.5% (25% of the 10% increase from Mana Adept). • at 50% mana, 10,500 damage, which corresponds to the normal damage value increased by 5% (50% of the 10% increase from Mana Adept). • at 75% mana, 10,750 damage, which corresponds to the normal damage value increased by 7.5% (75% of the 10% increase from Mana Adept). • at 100% mana, 11,000 damage, which corresponds to the normal damage value increased by 10% (100% of the 10% increase from Mana Adept).
  10. 10. Sounds Easy…. Right?
  11. 11. Now..• Which do you choose? – Increase Mana (Intellect)? – Increase Mastery? – Lower Hit rating to increase Mastery? – Lower Critical Strike Rate to increase Intellect? – Oh what about those pesky new patch notes… :D
  12. 12. What do groups want in DPS?• MAX NUMBERS!!!!!• Rogue video: – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e59OZrXzRmw• Shaman video: – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH2LLykqGeg
  13. 13. Optimizing Play Styles• Websites: – Ask Mr Robot – Elitists Jerks – Icy – Veins• Add Ons: – Curse Client• Others?
  14. 14. Questions ?

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