I wasn't kidding, I'll explain it for you. Microsoft Excel is really good at math, if you're wanting to compare adornments, gear, AA choices, generalized casting queue, Excel is your one-stop-shop for succeeding in EQII. However Excel is not very good at doing a lot of intensive calculations in real time applications. Excel doesn't know what to do if something "changes" (e.g. charms didn't go off, lag ate part of a chain, untimely death, ethereal proc went off, XYZ something happened). If the goal is to update an ability queue, mid encounter, based on events that transpired during that encounter, you're going to need a lot of help. Real time log editors, such as sed/gawk, are that help. Basically think Excel but real-time-updated to the EQII logfile. Wow that troll was amazing, got me even after it was highlighted.