first gear

October 27, 2008

I’ve just completed a basic reporting chain for gear. All I really want to do is generate tables showing the most popular gear choices by class and level. Most classes will need separate tables for each talent tree and it will be worth separating out the PVPers from the PVErs.

One disappointing thing is that WordPress does not support the HTML necessary to create the floating item tooltips that so many other sites offer. I’ve made live links to Wowhead out of the item names in the tables, but those tooltips provide a lot of information and often eliminate the need to jump to other sites. That lack of support for the tooltips means that I might have to look at other blog-hosting sites and see if they can do a bit better.

Still, one problem at a time. What we end up with are tables that look like this:

(The data is for level 70 pre-patch-3.0.2 priests).


Item Popularity
Stainless Cloak of the Pure Hearted 12.8%
Kharmaa’s Shroud of Hope 8.9%
Shadow-Cloak of Dalaran 5.2%
Red Riding Hood’s Cloak 5.0%
Sergeant’s Heavy Cape-28378 4.9%
Spell-slinger’s Protector 4.5%
Ogre Slayer’s Cover 4.2%
Nethervoid Cloak 3.9%
Sergeant’s Heavy Cape 3.9%
Avian Cloak of Feathers 3.5%
Ruby Drape of the Mysticant 3.4%
Cloak of Scintillating Auras 3.2%


Item Popularity
Primal Mooncloth Robe 15.7%
Frozen Shadoweave Robe 9.7%
Gown of Spiritual Wonder 6.5%
Merciless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe 5.0%
Merciless Gladiator’s Satin Robe 4.5%
Robes of Heavenly Purpose 4.2%
Vengeful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe 3.8%
Hallowed Garments 3.7%
Masquerade Gown 3.3%
Vengeful Gladiator’s Satin Robe 3.0%

and the rest of the slots, of course….

I’m only showing items used by 3% or more of the sample. That seems like a reasonable cutoff.


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