OK, boys and girls, get psyched because we now have Mr. Robot for SWTOR. Those of you who used it in WoW will say “oh yeah that” but for those who are not familiar – Mr. Robot is a simulation tool where you can evaluate your current gear, spec, and other stuff (datacrons) before making changes in-game. You can share these profiles with your guildmates and get feedback on your gear, spec, etc.
Right now, it’s pretty labor-intensive to input all the things because there’s no armor to import from. But that’s not Mr. Robot’s fault. Think of it as an unfair reward for nerds who have a second monitor (cough husband cough).
Let’s get started!
Look at your profile, than back to mine. Now back to your profile, then back to mine. Sadly, your profile is not mine, but if you started failing really hard, you could do lame DPS like me.
I’m on a speederbike.
So, starting out, it’s pretty easy. You pick your toon’s professions, input spec, and you’re ready to start adding items (by slot). You can input the stats and gear of your own character or a hypothetical/generic character.
Also, you can choose to list your character in their armory (I did). But I totally get if you want to remain unlisted and just use your profile to get critiques from your friends or guildmates.
Remember, there are 2 basic functions: SORT and FILTER.
- Sort = the order in which results are displayed. You get to sort by 3 criteria, in order. For example: Sort by level THEN quality THEN source.
- Filter = narrows down your results. If you want to show only purples, for example.
Now, I was wondering how they’d deal with the weird neverending combinations of Reverse Engineering gear, but they have it covered. All the variants are listed under the “seed” item.
Or, if you prefer, you can just filter by the name of the variant you have (i.e. “overkill”).
Here’s where the labor-intensive part comes in. Adding your mods etc for your orange pieces. At LEAST it’s easy to find the stuff you have quickly because of sorting and filtering.
Now we see how much I totally fail, as I only have 2 datacrons.
However, this tool can help you find out which datacrons you want to get by, again, sorting them for you by stat.
Or, you can sort by planet… whatever.
Your Wish List
Now, if you truly want to be like me and have my gear (hehe) fear not! You can add it to your wish list.
But, as always, the best thing about the wishlist is the sorting feature. I would sort by source to see if there were any synthweaving upgrades I could obtain for each slot.
You can input both a current gear list and a wish list for all your companions.
I confess I am way too lazy to input all the crap for my companions. I might do it for one or two. For now, here’s naked Doc.
Doing the Math
Now, there are a few more things you have to input, and they’re conveniently on the sidebar… like, for me, I’ll check the buffs I usually have (all of them) and my preferred stance (previously Juyo, now, post respec, Ataru). And all the things get calculated. Magic.
Because I don’t know about you, but I cannot figure out “caps” to save my life. So let this robot calculate my accuracy for both my regular list and my wish list.
Using Mr. Robot
In closing, this is an awesome tool that allows you to:
- evaluate your current gear
- find and evaluate potential upgrades
- “preview” changes to spec before implementing
- find datacrons
- share your current and wishlist gear with friends/guildies
Now, of course it’s new, and there might be bugs. But the Robot team is very responsive to bug reports and wants to fix it. I usually just shoot off an email if I have a comment or a bug report, and I get a response very quickly. So don’t be shy!