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#1 Feb 18 2012 at 7:32 PM Rating: Good
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Hi Everyone,

I just bought a gun that has +1 more agility and +8 more attack then my current crossbow (everything about the gun is better DPS, Damage, etc.), but when I equip the gun my damage drops by about 5%. Any ideas why this is happening? are crossbows considered "Mail" type pieces of equipment?

Why I am concerned at this point is because I choose Dwarf class because I wanted to use guns instead of bows/crossbows, and now I am worried that I am going to have to use bows anyways.

Thanks everyone!
#2 Feb 19 2012 at 12:08 PM Rating: Good
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I don't know about anyone else, but I couldn't even try to answer you without more info. If you want to specify the bow and gun by name, I'll be glad to take a look and see if anything jumps out at me.
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#3 Feb 19 2012 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
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If the guns stats (i.e. Item level, damage, dps, agility and so on) is higher than your previous weapon and you are doing less damage then before you are doing something wrong. Bows/Guns/Crossbows are all just ranged weapons and only the raical bonus will make a difference.
#4 Feb 19 2012 at 2:49 PM Rating: Good
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Does the gun have a lower DPS value than the crossbow?
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#5 Feb 20 2012 at 3:41 AM Rating: Good
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Mazra wrote:
Does the gun have a lower DPS value than the crossbow?
He mentions in the OP that both DPS and damage are higher on the gun.

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If the guns stats (i.e. Item level, damage, dps, agility and so on) is higher than your previous weapon and you are doing less damage then before you are doing something wrong. Bows/Guns/Crossbows are all just ranged weapons and only the raical bonus will make a difference.
Unless it has different secondary stats or the testing situations were different, I agree, though I'm not sure how much of a factor weapon speed might play.

To elaborate on the different testing situations: OP, what were you doing when you last recorded the bow damage and when you recorded the gun damage. Seemingly small differences(such as running a PuG versus running the same exact dungeon in a guild group) can make a difference(in the PuG you would have the LFG buff). Or perhaps you're used to running with a particular class that wasn't in the groups that wasn't in your group this time. Or perhaps you leveled and thus you find your crit/hit/haste ratings no longer give you as much bonus per rating.

Short of testing under controlled conditions(same level, same group, same boss, for instance), outside factors can play more than a big enough role to horribly skew your results.
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#6 Feb 20 2012 at 3:18 PM Rating: Good
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If everything on the new weapon is better than the old weapon then the 5% difference is just bad luck.
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#7 Feb 20 2012 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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How did you test it? The difference in damage can just be bad luck or messing up your rotation or something like that.

Edited, Feb 20th 2012 10:44pm by Aethien
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