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Posted - 2009.09.27 23:50:00 - [1]

When comparing training both of these skills, in theory 5% ROF and 5% Damage should be equal, but EFT is telling me BS IV has a much higher dps increase over Cruise IV (the difference was 30 dps vs 45 dps). I suppose this is because skills must be getting hit with a stacking penalty of some sort, and the damage modifier suffers more than the ROF. Or perhaps the 10% missile velocity indirectly increases damage in a way I wasn't aware of. I assume EFT is accurate, but does anyone know why this is?

Estel Arador
Posted - 2009.09.28 00:29:00 - [2]

The ROF bonus is implemented as a reduction in weapon cycle time.

So the 5% damage increase is a 5.00% DPS increase (100 x 1.05 = 105), whereas the 5% ROF increase corresponds to a 5.26% DPS increase (100 / 0.95 = 105.26).

This difference becomes larger as you get to higher levels.
For level IV the numbers are 20% DPS increase for the damage bonus and 25% DPS increase for the 'ROF bonus'.

Posted - 2009.09.28 01:29:00 - [3]

Ah, very helpful to know how that works thanks!

Capital Construction Research
Pioneer Alliance
Posted - 2009.09.28 12:34:00 - [4]

Also remember that increased rof = more reloading, so you may want to look at the "include reload time in dps" if you don't plan on training both to IV within the nearest future.


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