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    Recount killed?

    Why am I seeing these threads pop up of people saying recount no longer matters or it's not accurate.. is this trolling or did blizz change things (I haven't played in months)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumbum View Post
    Why am I seeing these threads pop up of people saying recount no longer matters or it's not accurate.. is this trolling or did blizz change things (I haven't played in months)
    Everyone's using details damage meter. Recount, Scada and Details use different algorithms to compute DPS. I don't really know which ones, honestly, but AFAIK Details numbers are almost the same as in warcraftlogs, so people naturally prefer Details. Also I think that details is less resource-intensive, but that's just my thoughts.

    Other than that, recount should work just like it worked for years. If you prefer it, don't bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vsb View Post
    Everyone's using details damage meter. Recount, Scada and Details use different algorithms to compute DPS. I don't really know which ones, honestly, but AFAIK Details numbers are almost the same as in warcraftlogs, so people naturally prefer Details. Also I think that details is less resource-intensive, but that's just my thoughts.

    Other than that, recount should work just like it worked for years. If you prefer it, don't bother.

    Gotcha. It just made it sound like the meters in general didn't show accurate information anymore

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    Recount? 2010 called and want their dmg meter back
    Why does it really matter if its dead or not, Details is what ppl use these days.

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    Details is more accurate and has more features. Overall damage meters are not as important as logs, because logs discount padding. For example, on G'Huun people like to pad the meters by attacking him when he's still in the wall during the first transition. This looks good on the meters but the damage is meaningless so it isn't counted on WarCraft Logs. DPS meters are pretty much only useful for having a quick in-game reference for your performance.

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    Skada or Details are much better than recount in terms of not freezing your computer.

    I have no idea if Recount evolved since 2012, but having a healing and dps meter was needed so I left it behind and never regret it.

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    LMFAO damage meters. If you aren't a hardcore player that treats this game like a job then don't worry about it.

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    So you don't use damage meters and raider.io? You must be really good at this game.

    I'm starting to suspect you also have the stock UI and don't use DBM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotnick View Post
    So you don't use damage meters and raider.io? You must be really good at this game.

    I'm starting to suspect you also have the stock UI and don't use DBM?
    The stock UI isn't even bad anymore, plenty of Mythic raiders use it.
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    Because recount can be wildly inaccurate because of the way they gather their data vs details or even skada.

    Recount is like the thottbot of WoW these days. I mean it served it's purpose and did alright when there were no other options, but now we do.
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    recount and skada were basically just coasting along, never really adding features or improving much. i'm honestly somewhat surprised it took so long for someone to be fed up with them and say "i can do it better".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cena View Post
    LMFAO damage meters. If you aren't a hardcore player that treats this game like a job then don't worry about it.
    Theres that LFR mentality hard at work.

    Dont worry if youre getting better or not, dont worry if your damage is where it should be for your gear, just keep sucking and then wonder why you cant get invited to groups or kicked after the first pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolk View Post
    Recount? 2010 called and want their dmg meter back
    Why does it really matter if its dead or not, Details is what ppl use these days.
    I'd argue recount was still heavily in use up until 2013/2014. Then Skada was popular for a time I guess. But yea, in the last 2 years Details took over pretty much from personal experience.

    Not that it matters in any way. Anything remotely relevant is also logged completely by the raid logging tools anyway, for years now even live as well, If someone has neither installed it wouldn't be a surprise either these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumbum View Post
    Why am I seeing these threads pop up of people saying recount no longer matters or it's not accurate.. is this trolling or did blizz change things (I haven't played in months)
    Recount died long ago. Details is the better option now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by horbindr View Post
    recount and skada were basically just coasting along, never really adding features or improving much. i'm honestly somewhat surprised it took so long for someone to be fed up with them and say "i can do it better".
    Doing that takes effort and knowledge, so it's not quite that surprising. Not everybody actually can say that and mean it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZazuuPriest View Post
    Theres that LFR mentality hard at work.

    Dont worry if youre getting better or not, dont worry if your damage is where it should be for your gear, just keep sucking and then wonder why you cant get invited to groups or kicked after the first pull
    There's better tools for that than DPS meters. Those are primarily used by the tools that think DPS is the only thing that matters.

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    My advice, try details and you'll see just how much better it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackofwind View Post
    The stock UI isn't even bad anymore, plenty of Mythic raiders use it.
    Well, augmented with WeakAuras, of course.

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    Ah recount.... the lagmonster of 25 man SoO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotnick View Post
    Skada or Details are much better than recount in terms of not freezing your computer.

    I have no idea if Recount evolved since 2012, but having a healing and dps meter was needed so I left it behind and never regret it.
    If only Details or Skada had the same simple interface as recount....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    Ah recount.... the lagmonster of 25 man SoO.
    What was the command again? /recount pause?

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