What is the KQMS?
The KQM Calculation Standard (now known as KQMS) is a set of standards codified in order to establish common ground for calculations regarding team damage, as well as even-ing the disparity between the many different and inconsistent calculation standards during the time of its creation and allow for easy calculation and sheet fact checking. It involves using standardized substat distribution, Energy Recharge specifications, equalized weapons and Constellations, as well as basic assumptions on the nature of the cycle of unit actions (rotations) in order to produce a number comparable between teams.
It should be explicitly stated that the KQMS only addresses artifact stat distribution, weapon levels, character and talent levels, and a dummy enemy stat block. The KQMS does nothing to advise theorycrafters on what assumptions must be made in regard to rotation length, reaction uptime, buff uptime, AoE modifiers except requiring calculations to state the aforementioned deviations.