Fun read.....no not really.
This isnt god vs god....That is trying to convince one another that one immeasurable, unknowable entity is better than another immeasurable, unknowable entity.
Doing damage in a videogame, in which every action is determined my mathematical formula PROGRAMED into the game, which are guranteed to do the EXACT same thing every time (computers are good at doing math perfectly every time in case you didnt know) is not vodoo or religious. It is knowable and measurable.
Anyone can ask "How much damage will I do against (insert mob) with (insert gear/weapon) with (insert buffs) doing (insert action/WS/Melee)?" and the people who understand the game mechanics can say "You will do (insert number) damage." And they will be right. because they are doing the same process the computer does just by hand. There is no arguing that. Its 2+2=4.
This has been debated/theorycrafted/parsed/beaten into the ground countless times and come up with 2+2=4. But you come here and say that 2+1=5.
If you want to talk about MAXIMUM OPTIMAL DAMAGE OUTPUT for sam, 2+2=4. I dont care how you "feel" 2+1=5. The fact that you dont parse or even understand the mathematic equations that determine what damage pops up in the log doesnt help your case. 2+1=3 and 3 is less than 4. Therefore 2+2=4 is more than 2+1=3 no matter how much you say it equals 5. No matter how much you feel better adding 2+1. It quite honestly doesnt matter what you "think" because it is still incorrect.
There is no wiggle room for "feelings" in math. You dont come to class with a hangover to take your algebra test and the test looks at you and says "oh im sorry you 'feel' bad this morning. How bout you just write down some #s and ill make them right /hug." Math doesnt hug you. It doesnt go outta its way to make you chicken soup when your sick. Bad math makes buildings fall down, levees break, and exacerbates natural disatsters. Math doesnt give a sh*t what you feel.
If you want to play 5 hit because you see pretty golf balls of light, then great. You can throw a disco party with all your light SC everywhere you go. But dont come here and tell us that 2+1=5. There is no way to spin it. When it comes to maximium and optimized damage output, your method does less damage. If you dont care that you do a little less damage than you "could" do otherwise, fine. That is your perogative. But if someone asks "Which is more? 2+2 ro 2+1?" and you chime in "2+1!!" Your getting called on it because it is incorrect. The End. You can say "I like 2+1. 2+2 is so semetrical and i dont like symetry. Asymetry ftw!" Thats fine. That is an opinion. But it is NOT what does more damage.
"Choosing" not to believe a fact does not make it less true. It only makes you willfully ignorant.
"Math is vodoo!" LOL
Edited, Feb 1st 2010 4:21pm by Banalaty
Edited, Feb 1st 2010 4:25pm by Banalaty
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