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  • 10 times is nothing. I failed +2 20 times in a row on my sin's L56 legendary daggers (21st attempt worked). I'm pretty sure the refine probabilities have been nerfed, or lower level equipment is on a different (harder to refine) table. The "…
  • Guildmate linked to this thread. You're committing a common form of sampling bias error. Say you want to find out how much the average person rides the subway. So you get on the subway and start surveying random people asking how many hours per w…
  • An APS veno (combined with good casting and magic gear) is fine if a character who can switch up between magic and melee is what you find fun. If you calculate the marginal DPS increase for the easier pieces of APS gear (e.g. L90 gold TT heavy slee…
  • When then the solution is easy. Your faction bids on a territory owned by that one faction you used to have 3 hr TW with. If you're instead also bidding on territories owned by baby factions, then you are deliberately choosing easy money over fun …
  • You don't have to cast wearing your HA gear. I keep two equipment sets (three actually). When I play in pure caster mode, the equipment swap gives me about 50 extra mag (maint so can't login to check). At 101, you're going to have 520 stat points…
  • LOL. Had to login to say thanks for the laugh. I may try this. Depends on the squad. We had this debate years ago, with some venos refusing to Amp because they didn't like dropping into Fox form and losing 6 seconds of spell damage. In many squ…
  • Actually, the same % channeling will help Demon slightly more due to its proportionately greater reduction of Demon's shorter non-amp time. But the difference is so slight I'm not even gonna bother calculating it lest it become something else for p…
  • OP: Sounds like a firewall/automatic port forwarding problem. Try power cycling your router. If that takes care of the problem, next time it happens try connecting your computer directly to your cable/DSL modem (or put it on DMZ if you know how) …
  • You're just showing you don't fully understand the consequences of the interval and channeling systems which I've described. The channel/cast system gives the game designer more fine control to tweak its benefits and costs, because how much a spell …
  • Channeling gear isn't problematic because there's also cast delay. When you cast a spell, the channel delay is from when you hit the button to when the spell fires. Channeling gear shortens this delay. But after the spells fire, you're frozen in …
  • If you do do the weapon of the sages quest, be very careful making the signs. The quest dialogue for the badges and signs is horribly written. The confirmation text does not tell you what it is you're confirming, and it's very easy to misread or m…
  • Those are sunk costs and irrelevant to a decision to quit. People relying on those reasons are making an emotional decision, not a rational one. To quote the Wiki entry: Basically, if you pick option 1, you are in denial that buying the movie tic…
  • I assume your staff has access to who voted in this poll. First thing you need to do is separate the votes of the PvP servers from the PvE servers. On the PvP servers this "change" didn't really change anything. It's pretty much the sam…
  • I'm sorry, I had to respond to this. It's a personal pet peeve of mine that people deny that this was a frivolous lawsuit. For the longest time, the #1 hit on google for this case was the site of the law firm which represented the lady (it is now …
  • The thing you two are missing is that you can already enjoy PvP on the PvE servers. See that PvP switch? Toggle it, and you and everyone else who wishes to PvP can PvP to your heart's content almost anywhere in the game. Nothing is stopping you. …
  • You have the right idea, but you're messing up the units calculating it this way. You want average damage amp over time. Cycle time is 31.5 sec (30 sec cooldown + 1.5 sec cast) +30% for 20 sec out of every 31.5 sec = +30% * 20 sec / 31.5 sec = +1…
  • The phys attack is about the same because Foxchu's build used level 10 melee mastery while your build used Sage melee mastery. If you change her melee mastery to Sage, her patk increases to 7170-8394, which is over 14% higher than your 6254-7354. …
  • I logged in to clear up this misconception. None of this changes the difference between Sage vs. Demon Amp. The difference between Sage Amp (30%) and Demon Amp (25%) for a 20 second fight is and always will be 4% (1.3/1.25 = 1.04). It doesn't mat…
  • I posted a guide to all the books here: http://pwi-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=1082101 Find the skill book you want, see what type of pages you need to manufacture it, click through to the pwdatabase entry for that type of page, then c…
  • The magic weapons all have the same average magical damage, and vary only in damage range. In terms of physical damage (mostly of interest to venos), their averages are very different. Magic attack: All have the same average damage. wand: 100% +/-…
  • This is where the adage "quit while you're ahead" comes from. The way most gambling is set up (including in this game), you are on average better off with the second choice listed above than the first. That means if you get lucky with th…
  • You're thinking of HA/AA as one set of armor which never changes. The whole point of HA/AA is that you carry both sets, and switch armor as the situation warrants. If you need to tank a physical boss, you can. If you need to range tank a casting …
  • Heh heh. When PWE revamped their website, I was unable to login anymore with my preferred browser (Firefox). Probably one of my extensions conflicts with something they did, but I'm too lazy to figure out which one. So I just drop by now and then…
  • No. What makes it work is the increased attack rate combined with 5 chi per attack allows them to stay perma-sparked. Veno DPS can actually come really close to BM/assassin DPS when triple sparked. As demon those two get 500%(spark) +75% (mastery…
  • Try to leave tame at the lowest possible level. You can use it to lure single mobs out of a group like the yellow genie skill. The lower level tame is, the less mana it costs. The increased chance to succeed at taming that you get for leveling it…
  • 10540 packs? Or 10540 feathers/source of force? Because 10540 packs is enough for almost 30 legendary pets. My experience with 3 legendary pets has been 26.95, 26.77, and 26.69 (371, 374, and 379 packs). The distribution on PWDB is non-Gaussian,…
  • It was mentioned but not really explained in this thread. A pet skill will prevent the pet from making an attack for ~1.5 sec before the skill fires. On a magmite with a 0.6 atk/sec speed (1.67 sec per attack), this means to use the Bash skill you…
  • Go to Google. Enter the following as the first term in your search: site:pwi-forum.perfectworld.com It works a lot better, gives you a lot more options, is a lot quicker, and is easier to flip through the results than the forum's built-in search.