I am, without a doubt, not a theorycrafter. I love and appreciate that there are people out there that run the numbers and do the math. They spend hours plugging numbers into formulas and testing things. They run sims and either run things on the PTR or have other people do it for them. I would not be where I am today without their information and their long hours of painstaking research and trial & error.
During my (brief) college years, I took numerous math classes. I really wanted to be a math teacher but as I ended my educational career after obtaining my associates degree, this was nothing more then a dream. However, I did take practically every math class that my community college offered. (This has a point, I swear.) By the time World of Warcraft came out, my mathematic skills were rather rusty as I had been working in the mortgage industry for a number of years and had let them fall by the wayside.
I didn’t realize that there was theorycrafting in WoW for the first couple of years I played. As I didn’t seriously raid until Wrath (I don’t honestly consider my raiding in BC to be serious), I wasn’t aware of most blogs or even most resources until then. But, by then I was checking out Elitist Jerks for information about resto druids and also Resto4Life.
As my WoW career continued, more names started popping up. Husband started mentioning Theck. (I was always like … Who?) My shaman buddy would mention Vixsin. (I figured out who she was fast.) When I got onto Twitter, I got access to more theorycrafters and my healing ability (??) seemed to get much better. I can’t even begin to mention all the people on there who theorycraft and make the raiding game easier for me.
So, this post is a roundabout way to thank the theorycrafters for all their hard work. I doubt they will read it. But thank you guys. Us peons really appreciate it.