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1. ## Thread: The big melee DPS issue: Grazing Hits

by grandeibra
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Read the OP please. The thread is about a hi-end toon trying to increase his to-hit vs ONE SPECIFIC MOB, i.e. vs one specific AC number. You keep burying the goalposts and instead put a basket up to...
2. ## Thread: The big melee DPS issue: Grazing Hits

by grandeibra
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### exactly. finally on point and as far as i can...

exactly. finally on point and as far as i can tell correct. Btw I never said anything about liking the system or not. Nor did any of what I typed prove your point. Or disprove it.

Btw since you're...
3. ## Thread: The big melee DPS issue: Grazing Hits

by grandeibra
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### AC/10. That is the formula currently used. Pure...

AC/10. That is the formula currently used. Pure linear. If a toon wants to increase their to-hit by one step on the d20 they need to increase their to-hit by AC/10.

That's it. But by all means...
4. ## Thread: The big melee DPS issue: Grazing Hits

by grandeibra
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### Call the system and the math what you like, I...

Call the system and the math what you like, I won't argue that point. But it's more interesting if you respond to the specifics, i.e., the specific math, not talk in general terms.

The fact...
5. ## Thread: The big melee DPS issue: Grazing Hits

by grandeibra
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### Whether the AC/to-hit formula offers diminishing...

Whether the AC/to-hit formula offers diminishing returns simply depends on your viewpoint.

At any point adding 1 more to-hit will yield 1/(2*AC) improvement in to-hit. So to increase one single...
6. ## Thread: What do you think the devs should do to help melee

by grandeibra
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### I disagree. To me that's neither typically how...

I disagree. To me that's neither typically how the discussion goes, nor the core of the most interesting aspect of different outlooks of "diminishing".

To me the most interesting...
7. ## Thread: Haven't had any astral shards in 6 months. Can I ever post an item in the ASAH again?

by grandeibra
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### No need for that poster or me to do it for every...

No need for that poster or me to do it for every 0-sharder since I'd bet almost ALL others with zero have less of a "misplaced sense of entitlement" and more a sense of pragmatism and would simply...
8. ## Thread: Gambling laws and DDO

by grandeibra
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### Ye Activision is huge for a gaming company, have...

Ye Activision is huge for a gaming company, have been for a while, and yes they made quite a bit of revenues on microtransactions (but their earnings sucked) - I just don't see that as otherworldly...
9. ## Thread: Gambling laws and DDO

by grandeibra
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### I believe your definition of otherworldly is...

I believe your definition of otherworldly is quite different from mine.

EA is doing well but their ROCE and other financial measures of their earnings are merely good, nowhere near otherworldly....
10. ## Thread: Daily Dice results!!!

by grandeibra
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### Poll: In a truly random event you could get any result,...

In a truly random event you could get any result, and likely NOT anything resembling the 10 of each value.
The odds of rolling exactly 10 100s is 12.6% if i did my quick stat correctly. The odds of...
11. ## Thread: if i can't farm amber I'll quit

by grandeibra
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### This. So much this. In my line of work it...

This. So much this.

In my line of work it always amazes me that people equate professionalism with acting like robots, emotionless, humorless, etc. Then I or others like me come in a room and...
12. ## Thread: new gold dice roll item lesser elixir of discovery

by grandeibra
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### When was that change and what did they change?...

When was that change and what did they change? First I heard of it but was gone for quite a while. Or are you just referring to the increase in droprate of named items from harder difficulties in...
13. ## Thread: So, seriously, why does DDO have no end game?

by grandeibra
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### True. And that is still true. But mainly you use...

True. And that is still true. But mainly you use the word "we" wrongly. Some stay at cap constantly, others TR constantly, some do a combo. We are not all doing the same thing!

False. Or rather it...
14. ## Thread: So, seriously, why does DDO have no end game?

by grandeibra
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### 95% of the time my both of my toons are either at...

95% of the time my both of my toons are either at 30 or doing a quick epic life while still doing endgame quests

Reasons why I enjoy the endgame more than TRing:
* finetuning my toon at cap is...
15. ## Thread: Haven't had any astral shards in 6 months. Can I ever post an item in the ASAH again?

by grandeibra
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### very long time eh. it takes a few minutes, hour...

very long time eh. it takes a few minutes, hour at most, to earn enough DDO points (75) to get 10 shards from favor earned.

And if you really mean that every single toon you have on every server...
16. ## Thread: Haven't had any astral shards in 6 months. Can I ever post an item in the ASAH again?

by grandeibra
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### Not should. Have the option to. Your choice. ...

Not should. Have the option to. Your choice.

I agree with standing by your principles. Use your points however you like of course.

Yes. Obviously you can. You just won't, and that's fine....
17. ## Thread: Reaper difficulty write down, thoughts and review. [Longpost]

by grandeibra
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### Hey I agree w everything you said. The power in...

Hey I agree w everything you said. The power in the reaper trees is imo a bit much, or more than a bit too much. So even with the slower points in upper-reaper trees it still means there's a big...
18. ## Thread: Reaper difficulty write down, thoughts and review. [Longpost]

by grandeibra
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### Agreed on 36pt and getting a lot of value from...

Agreed on 36pt and getting a lot of value from the first few heroics (although the completionist feat is awesome)

Epics 4*3 gives you arguably the biggest benefit since you can only have 1 active...

by grandeibra
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### Poster A: ok they wanted proof of my position,...

Poster A: ok they wanted proof of my position, here is actual video.
Poster B. Hmm I don't have any proof how about I make up a rule and hope noone realizes it's just my own biased opinion since I...
20. ## Thread: Downtime Notice: Wednesday, April 11th 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT)

by grandeibra
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### Errm as far as I know GMT never ever adjusts to...

Errm as far as I know GMT never ever adjusts to daylight savings time, hence EST stays 4 hours from GMT for the duration. That Europe and US adjust to daylight savings at different days does not...

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### As stated above by several posters DDO is...

As stated above by several posters DDO is actually fairly balanced right at this moment

Groups in high reaper can be mainly melee, ranged, or casters or combo. All are viable and work well with...

by grandeibra
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### That is debatable for a variety of reasons. And...

That is debatable for a variety of reasons. And even if/for toons are not faster in R1 - the extra xp gained means xp per minute is most likely superior IF you have hit the "diminishing returns"...
23. ## Thread: Crafting Tips & Tricks!

by grandeibra
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### Great list. Had totally missed a couple of those....

Great list. Had totally missed a couple of those. Kudos!!

by grandeibra
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### Huh. I'm not at that level yet but I would assume...

Huh. I'm not at that level yet but I would assume that R1 is quite a bit easier (=faster) than elite when you have enough rxp to hit diminishing rxp returns? Or is it that it's easier to get a group...
25. ## Thread: Critical view over the disparity between a Veteran and a new player. [Long post]

by grandeibra
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### Hey you may very well be right. I have not...

Hey you may very well be right. I have not purposedly kept my eyes shut. I just have no personal way of knowing it. So on what do you base your assertion? And do you mean that there was a bigger...
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