wtf is this crap about, as I pointed out in that link you're not reading, haste "works" as soon as you're getting to your second swing. What are you fighting that dies before that point?
East Ron Bunnies, in which case, DA would be just as useless as haste.
Look at it like this,
If you have 100% DA, your gurenteed 1 extra attack each time you swing your gkt.
If you could have 99% Haste, you will do 100swings of the GKT in the time it takes the other person with 100% DA to 2 swings.
99.9% Haste = 1000 swings
99.99% Haste = 10,000 swings
99.999% Haste = 100,000 swings
100% Haste = causes your processor to burn out and the Universe to implode
I see what you're doing, but that does not support the statement that DA becomes less effective as it stacks. Each +DA is just as effective as the last. The effect you're demonstrating is the result of including what amount to other bonuses. It would be like saying that each % interest on your $100 savings account gave less than the last % of interest. It's true that the percentage growth would be less, but that's a completely meaningless explanation that has no relevance and only confuses people. Each additional % would still give you one ENTIRE dollar more, just like it still gives you an ENTIRE swing more in this case. There are no diminishing returns.
When 10% interest is applied to my £100 in the bank, giving me £10 extra, I can spend that £10 on multiple items over an infinite amount of time until each penny in that £10 has been spent.
DA just allows you to use it once, and once only. If you double attacked in the first 1%, then the x% of DA you have after that does nothing for you until your next att round. Haste is there in every single thing you do, the only difference is, its not as noticeable as what a DA or Triple Attack looks like.
With the addition of DNC now, its possible for a SAM/DRG to reach 80% Haste with the right gear, spells, songs & Haste Samba. When your hitting away at 70% Haste, and pop Hasso, the speed difference is amazing. Going from 70% Haste to 80% Haste has just sped your already fast attack speed up by another 50%. So where that additional 10% Hasso has just sped you up by 50%, adding 10% DA onto 70% DA can do absolutely nothing at all. Edited, Sep 27th 2009 4:35pm by Sandmasterr