I thought that the way it works is that, people who are interested in testing things go test them out, and then they post when they have results. People rate them up, XI knowledge increases. I have never seen someone who just harasses everyone else to test it, and acts like they're hot sh*t for doing it. I mean, no one else wants to test it. If you want to test it so bad, go test it and post about it. No one else is even bringing it up. No one cares if you are taking your time to level it. No one cares if you ever get to 75.
The people who are interested in testing things aren't going to test them out and posting results. The only thing I have seen in this entire thread
is Bsphil posting data that he has a very low hitrate on a specific mob, but his WS accuracy with that same hitrate is substantially higher. This ties into an earlier discovery that most WS in FFXI have a large accuracy bonus on the first hit.
He has asked numerous times for people here to pick up the ball and test in themselves to prove
him wrong, rather than just saying he's wrong. He's not harassing anyone.
By your logic Cure V would generate more enmity than Cure IV right? Because all Cures, and Curagas, and even JAs like Benediction increase enmity based on how much you cure. I mean, claiming otherwise means you think the earth is flat right?
There's a significant difference here that makes your entire argument completely irrelevant.
Cure V has been tested and shown to work differently than other Cure spells in that it generates less enmity despite restoring higher levels of HP.
Bsphil's argument is that since most other WSs have a huge "phantom accuracy" bonus on the first hit, then Mystic Boon does not need accuracy since it is only a one-hit WS and it would most likely get that bonus. Then everyone else basically said "lolno" without posting ANY data on Mystic Boon, even though Bsphil has been posting data showing a very low hitrate in melee with a very high hitrate on True Strike.
Bsphil has provided data that shows that many WSs in FFXI have a large accuracy bonus to the first hit. He's provided a link to the original thread that discussed this bonus. He's shown that it's not just YGK, but rather includes Wasp Sting, True Strike, and pretty much every other WS he's ever tested except for Slugwinder. He's provided substantial evidence to show that he is most likely
correct. No one here is willing to test Mystic Boon themselves, but they are yet more than willing to say that Bsphil's entire argument is wrong because he doesn't have Mystic Boon to test.
Everyone here is basically saying, "You're wrong unless you level WHM to 75 and test Mystic Boon because we're too !@#$^ing lazy to take our already 75 WHM that already has Mystic Boon unlocked to go test it ourselves."
God, just post some results yourself or shut the @#%^ up about it. All people are even saying, is that a test for Mystic Boon should involve the actual weaponskill Mystic Boon. You can easily say that it's really likely that it has an accuracy bonus, but you go so far past that, calling everyone on here pathetic and stupid just for wanting your numbers to meet the most basic level of standards, like, using the correct weaponskill.
When his WHM finally hits 75 and he has Mystic Boon, I guarantee you he will test and post results if no one else has done it here. God help you if his numbers prove his claims and not a single person here was even WILLING to test themselves to prove him right or wrong months beforehand.
He's not calling people pathetic and stupid for wanting him to test Mystic Boon as opposed to True Strike. He's calling people pathetic and stupid for not going out to test Mystic Boon themselves and sitting on their fat asses waiting for him to level WHM from 50 to 75 and unlock the WS and test it for them.
As far as I am concerned, he's right. Edited, Sep 24th 2009 8:48am by Kaetara