Calculating Pseudopower


One of the many challenges for any class in World of Warcraft is determining whether an item is an upgrade when you are running an instance, many people affectionately call this the “Numbers Game”.  This is especially true when you get into higher end raiding, where the differences between items is not necessarily that significant.

To assist the world of Shadow Priests out there, I have created a program for analyzing items from the game, so that it is easier to determine which item is a bigger upgrade for you.  The program will allow you to change certain values for items, but is currently only set up to include those stats that are sought after by shadow priests, including Hit Rating, Spell Power, Intellect, Spirit, Critical Strike Rating, and Haste Rating.  Also, while the program does come with pre-defined default scaling factors built in for these stats, which are based off the scaling factors found on www.shadowpriest.com, the program does offer the ability for you to set your own scaling factors (as well as setting values for gems, enchants, and trinkets).

Another thing that you may want to note is that, while this program was designed with shadow priests in mind, the program will likely work well for other casting classes (warlocks and mages come to mind), with a little tweaking of the scaling factors to suit your needs.

The program does have some nice features, such as a search option at the top of the “Dashboard” which will allow you to do a quick search on Wowhead, as well the actual calculator form will do a search for the item information you enter into the “Item Name” textbox, and will parse through the item’s data, and automatically fill in the stat information.

Below I have listed some of the pertinent facts regarding the program:
Name: SpriestPPCalc

Author: Spazmoosifer of Khadgar

Cost: Free to use

License: This product is free to download, use, and transfer to other people, however, all rights to the code remain the property of Spazmoosifer of Khadgar, with all other media remaining as the property of their respective owners (specifically Blizzard and Wowhead come to mind).

Warranty: This program is provided as-is, with no implicit or explicit warranties for its use.

Where to Download: Click Here to download the program

What to do after downloading: This program does not require installation in order to use.  Once you download the program, you can just extract it from the .ZIP file, and begin using it.

Regarding Updates: While this program is available for use, I am sure that there will be an occasional update, which may or may not include additional features, as well as bug fixes, etc.  If an update occurs, I will try to remember to make a post on this site, but do not make any guarantees.

Please let me know your thoughts about the program, or if you have any suggestions to make the program better.  As a side note, while I understand how much more useful this would be in-game, I do not plan on converting this program into an add-on at this time.  If you have experience creating in-game addons, and would like to have assistance in creating an addon based on this program, please feel free to contact me.

See you in the Shadows,
Spazmoosifer

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