How To Raider.Io: Beginners


(Urgent) #1
First Guide! Hope someone finds this helpful!

How To Raider IO

This guide was written to help new and old players understand mythic plus Raider IO system, why it is useful, and how to increase your score.

Legacy, it wasn't always raider IO:
In the old days, it was friend lists, then epics, then gear-score, then it was achievements. With M+ came the most comprehensive rating system ever, Raider IO. Regardless of all the posts about how raider IO sucks, there has always been a rating system and a way to measure players abilities.

Why is raider IO useful?
Raider IO is an MMR* system, plain and simple. This helps groups recruit like minded players with comparable experience, commitment, and skill. Like any system, it is not 100% correct. You will see score req'd jump the 1k mark soon.

Unfriendly to Casuals:
Finding a high key group as a casual player can be difficult, because your score is just an indicator of time invested in M+. This is an area where guilds come in handy! I have helped several guild mates raise their scores to the respectable 800-1k range (My score is only 871!). If you are not that social in game, don't have many friends, or simply don't care to put groups together, Mythic Plus will continue to be difficult.

HOW TO RAISE YOUR SCORE:

1. Understand the score: Did you know its easier to raise your score on a low pop server? It is easier to get a score the earlier you run your key? Blizzard only scores the top 500 keys. On high pop realms, later in the week, you HAVE to run a 10+ to get a score. This is because the top 500 spots are already taken by 10 keys. You can get a decent score 2 chesting 10x 8 keys.

2. Comprehensive: To get a 1k score, you need to run all 10 dungeons at a 10 difficulty in time and be scored. But 1k is not required! Start with a dungeon you NEED loot from. Level 5 or 6, and just run it 2-3 times. It will help you understand the place and give you more ammo to get into a better group.

3. The Tank: When it comes to tanking, M+ is the pinnacle for me. Nothing as sweet as joining a group and the tank knows every pull, mark, correct strat for the dungeon. Tanks that invest the time to know M+ are invaluable, and need to be on your friend list

4. Get Gud!: Not trying to be elitist, but when you start to get good at M+, invites will come to you.

5. Experience: No matter what your IO says, experience is the key. Knowing the pulls, the strategy, the affixes, the comp, and your role for every dungeon is what will propel you to an easy and fun M+ experience.

Closing: Its not always about the loot - make a real game of it.
If you are just doing M+ for the weekly chest, you are in it for all the wrong reasons. Having a small group of friends that meets up on scheduled day, throws their keys on the table, and starts going down the list of who needs what is where the fun begins. When out of nowhere, you time that 11 AD, or that 10 Kings Rest was cake! When you sub out a group member for a guildie or friend who needs to get started. Then the loot just falls from the sky.

Thanks For Reading! Edited 12-4-18 8.1: Info suggests that blizzard will be scaling up the Dungeon system for 8.1.5. This means Season 2 score will still be based on the +10 system. When starting a new season it is always helpfull to have a score from the last one! Definitions: *MMR - Match Making Rating - A system used to rank your skill and match you with equally skilled players.

(AmbergrĂ­s) #2
Nice guide thanks

(Feyd) #3
Raider IO is an MMR system, plain and simple.


Not so plain when a reader doesn't know what MMR stands for. I certainly don't.

(Sevaryn) #4
I thought MMR was a shot you had to get before you went to school

(Livinlife) #5
raider.io dont mean !@#$ if armoury is busted like it is now(raid progression not updating). ilvl hasnt updated on raider.io in over a week even though armoury has. so why use something thats not working properly and giving false info.

BETA FOR AZEROTH!!!!

(Steamkettle) #6
Micky Mouse Rules

(Chaysee) #7
No wonder people are complaining this !@#$ is aids. I only do one maybe 2 a week and I'm already bored of it.

#8

I shouldnt have to follow a guide to pug a dungeon. There’s a problem


(Whipnasty) #9

You should probably follow a guide to do just about anything in this game. From trivial things like leveling routes to more substantial things like your rotational priorities. If you’re doing your own thing, you’re going to waste a lot of your time and others’.


(SwordfĂ­sh) #10

Nice newbie guide post but agree didn’t know what mmr is either. Google solved it: MMR = match making rating

For me the challenge is the getting started part. It’s tough at first to go in with strangers, hoping you have your play together and they have their play together.

As a follow up,

Q: is there an in game recommended addon for seeing scores?


(Quixa) #11

The great thing about M+ is that in low keys 2-4 everyone is either learning, running alts, or they just don’t care. Any toxicity you experience in low keys can just brushed off because anyone raging in those is an idiot, plain and simple


(Sackless) #12

Ran a 3 with a loud mouth healer. Was really enjoyable to watch him eat the frontal fear toward the end of UR and run directly into worms. There were mechanics missed, but he was treating it as srs business and I expect it to be a learning run in anything sub 6.


(Aewendil) #13

You dont if you want to do it on any of the lower difficulties which specifically exist so that people like you who refuse to learn anything still have content to complete.


(Purplesipp) #14

Nice guide!
I’ll direct some of my guildues to this post.
When you look at raider IO score as a sort of old school leader board like for arcade games, the system and mythic plus becomes a lot more fun.

An aspect I would add to your guide is that the IO score is another form of progression that isn’t based on gear. This is why I was still running +26 HoV the very last week of legion!


(Urgent) #15

Yes, raider. io. Download it and keep it updated. You can also visit raider .io to see your score and the status of your realms key running.


#16

Hey! interesting guide but to kinda i guess dumb it down? or just for a faster explanation for those who choose not to read the whole thing, What you basically wanna do is run as many keys as you can starting from low to higher ups on time till you’ve got most if not all of the dungeons pretty well remembered and work your way up in difficulty and just relearn how it changes from what you learned it at right?


(ZĂ©rgling) #17

I am a 1600 io player and i don’t know what MMR means but I am not a bright man lol


#18

[quote=“Urgent-frostmane, post:1, topic:18459, full:true”]
First Guide! Hope someone finds this helpful!

How To Raider IO

This guide was written to help new and old players understand mythic plus Raider IO system, why it is useful, and how to increase your score.

Legacy, it wasn’t always raider IO:
In the old days, it was friend lists, then epics, then gear-score, then it was achievements. With M+ came the most comprehensive rating system ever, Raider IO. Regardless of all the posts about how raider IO sucks, there has always been a rating system and a way to measure players abilities.

Why is raider IO useful?
Raider IO is an MMR* system, plain and simple. This helps groups recruit like minded players with comparable experience, commitment, and skill. Like any system, it is not 100% correct. You will see score req’d jump the 1k mark soon.

Unfriendly to Casuals:
Finding a high key group as a casual player can be difficult, because your score is just an indicator of time invested in M+. This is an area where guilds come in handy! I have helped several guild mates raise their scores to the respectable 800-1k range (My score is only 871!). If you are not that social in game, don’t have many friends, or simply don’t care to put groups together, Mythic Plus will continue to be difficult.

HOW TO RAISE YOUR SCORE:

1. Understand the score: Did you know its easier to raise your score on a low pop server? It is easier to get a score the earlier you run your key? Blizzard only scores the top 500 keys. On high pop realms, later in the week, you HAVE to run a 10+ to get a score. This is because the top 500 spots are already taken by 10 keys. You can get a decent score 2 chesting 10x 8 keys.

2. Comprehensive: To get a 1k score, you need to run all 10 dungeons at a 10 difficulty in time and be scored. But 1k is not required! Start with a dungeon you NEED loot from. Level 5 or 6, and just run it 2-3 times. It will help you understand the place and give you more ammo to get into a better group.

3. The Tank: When it comes to tanking, M+ is the pinnacle for me. Nothing as sweet as joining a group and the tank knows every pull, mark, correct strat for the dungeon. Tanks that invest the time to know M+ are invaluable, and need to be on your friend list

4. Get Gud!: Not trying to be elitist, but when you start to get good at M+, invites will come to you.

5. Experience: No matter what your IO says, experience is the key. Knowing the pulls, the strategy, the affixes, the comp, and your role for every dungeon is what will propel you to an easy and fun M+ experience.

Closing: Its not always about the loot - make a real game of it.
If you are just doing M+ for the weekly chest, you are in it for all the wrong reasons. Having a small group of friends that meets up on scheduled day, throws their keys on the table, and starts going down the list of who needs what is where the fun begins. When out of nowhere, you time that 11 AD, or that 10 Kings Rest was cake! When you sub out a group member for a guildie or friend who needs to get started. Then the loot just falls from the sky.

Thanks For Reading!

Edited 12-4-18

8.1: Info suggests that blizzard will be scaling up the Dungeon system for 8.1.5. This means Season 2 score will still be based on the +10 system. When starting a new season it is always helpfull to have a score from the last one!

Definitions:
*MMR - Match Making Rating - A system used to rank your skill and match you with equally skilled players…
I guess as it says in the opening statement, there has always been a system to find good groups, some better then others. Having returned to BFA after a break following WoD I have to say it is a little confusing at 1st but as all good players will agree it just takes a bit of research & reading up on sites like this etc. After 2 mnths I’m 120 -Ilvl 396 & doing +4’s -+8’s & pushing to get 10’s so far & have been loving it!! Only just working out the fine tuning of OI but hey, I’m progressing & enjoying the game again so I say Keep up the Mythics & a decent rating system ;p
tbh - I find a good few runs in Myth alot more fun then a Lot of raids…
Player base? idk


(Landcruiser) #19

where on my screen do I look to see my or my targets “io”?


(Landcruiser) #20

The biggest thing that keeps me from trying my hand at mythic keystones is the lack of the lfg tool that finds a group for me. Sure I want to do mythics, but I am reminded really fast when the kids start screaming in the other room why I do not even bother with them. I have a chaotic household during my game playing times. It is common for me to go afk in a split second no matter what I am doing in the game. So in a way, it is a blessing to those I would be grouped with, that
I do not play keystone dungeons.