I Don't Understand Why...

So you've come to this page because you don't understand why Rage is telling you to mod/gear a certain way. Before you open an issue and report a bug, we ask that you take a look at the following list of commonly forgotten options that could be changing the outcome. If you find that your question is not answered here, please further refer to our FAQ, including model-specific issues. If, after you have read over both of these pages, you still have an unresolved issue with your character profile, you should then proceed to the steps at the bottom of this page.
  • Buffs - Check all operations buffs that you would have in your normal ops group. Generally both 8-man and 16-man Operations will have at least one player in each primary class, and so all major group buffs should be available under normal group compositions. If you're unsure what buffs you'll have, you should use at least a decent level of buffing in Rage (since the optimal gearing choices for someone unbuffed is vastly different from someone even partially buffed).
  • Options - Depending on the model of Rage you are using, options found here may include options which will GREATLY affect the value of certain stats and talents.
  • Modding Templates - Tools > Edit Modding Templates. Ensure that the Modding Templates include the mods/enhancements/hilts/barrels/armorings that you have available to you.
  • Chart Panel - Ensure that all gear and mods that you have available are marked available (mark available using the diamond to the left of the item/mod). See the Gear Optimization page for details.

Once you have everything above configured correctly, there are still several reasons why results may differ from what you expect:
  • Set Bonuses - When swapping pieces of gear involved in sets, you may be gaining or losing various set bonuses, which can have a drastic effect on your performance.
  • Unstable Stats - Several stats vary in value by quite a bit, even when making small changes (especially alacrity), since they can change your rotation. Models attempt to smooth that out to varying degrees, but it is definitely still a significant source of instability. Other stats interact in such a way that an increase in one increases the value of another (example: crit and surge).

If you've double checked the above mentioned settings and possible causes, and you're still confused as to why Rage would suggest for you to Mod/Gear a certain way, please do the following:
  1. Before doing anything else, please check our FAQ, and don't forget to check for model-specific issues.
  2. Search for an existing entry in the Issue Tracker for the issue you're experiencing.
  3. Read the Bug Reporting Format Guide.
  4. Post a bug report describing the issue.
  5. Attach your character file to that issue.

Last edited Mar 11, 2012 at 3:34 AM by KeithJRome, version 2

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