not going to read the rest of your post because i don't care, but no. by any chance do you know how much HP colibri generally have, and how much damage a melee generates with various common buffs? why don't you swing your "i'm-a-reasonable-poster-for-the-people"-peen my way and answer me that.
Lol wow, you just don't ever stop do you? I see you not only capped your ability to be completely condescending but you also merited it. cg! At least you picked up that it was (mostly) about your attitude that I was referring to. You come off as a "i know everything about everything" type who thinks everyone else is beneath him. Are you even a COR? That's a good question. Doesn't say so in your sig but you only have 3 jobs listed and I'm sure you have more than that.
Let's do some math. I can hit a 2k slug and remove about 40% of a colibri's life on my own. So gonna say colibris have 6.5K or so HP on average.
As for how much a melee generates, you know damn well that absolutely depends on the player. I can't even tell you how much a SAM generates because I just saw a SAM parse 15% in a pt i parsed 31.5% in on the same job.
What exactly are you contesting here? Oh wait, you didn't even read it. Nice start. But what I said rings absolutely true. "Oh i soloed Kirin, it's easy.. a retard could solo Kirin" same type of thing. 30k+ parties are not typical. That's a fact. They are possible but not typical. Why do you think some people get all excited about chain 100? Because they don't achieve it all that much, regardless of whether it's hard or easy or not. So, yes the "infinite chains are easy, retards could do it in their sleep" type attitudes pretty much makes you exactly what I said it did. You feel the need to stroke your peen in these forums the same way DDs do in merit pts. You can't even stop yourself lol. You're stroking it right now as you read this =o. Please stop, it's freaking me out :P.
On the occasions you actually do add something worthwhile to the discussion, you are incapable of doing it without being condescending or insulting to whoever it is your replying to/flaming/whatever it is you think you're doing. You'll earn far more respect by dropping the attitude but then I'm assuming you actuall give a damn about respect. Silly me.
I don't throw around the word "elitist" just like you apparently never use the word "princess" lol. I've seen the term used by people on these forums to describe other people and you fit that category more than anyone else I've seen. 1) that's not a compliment lol. Don' get it twisted. 2) I freely admit to only really checking out the COR forums for the most part, occasionally SAM, general blah blah. My 200something posts should tell you I don't spend my life on here like you and your 6K+ posts must. Whoa, 8.6k even.
So if there are people out there who managed to come across as more insulting and I simply don't know about them, I apologize to them for marginalizing their "contributions" to the community lol.
Seriously, on a personal note, do you ever reply to a post without trying to get into a forum-peen/pissing contest with someone? Is that all you do? Cuz it's all I see you do. Anyone else seen this guy do something other than that?
Facts are facts. 30k/icp pts are not typical or just guaranteed because a certain set of jobs show up. The difference between the 75s (on ANY job) who are close to the ceiling of that job and those who aren't is MASSIVE. You clearly must know that. Should 2 really strong DDs be enough to carry a chain? Yes. I've done it with just 2. I've also seen a lot of chains die before 100 for various reasons. If you consider that a pt that can chain 7 can ICP, I find that to be mistaken. To geniunely ICP (lets stick an at least chain 100 stipulation on it), you can't be riding the time limit every time because eventually you'll lose tp, miss a WS, have some other pt steal a bird from your camp, whatever and that'll be that. Someone will get their TP eaten or some poor unfortunate DD will penta thrust at the same moment as a COR slug shots and do about 200 dmg instead of 1k+ and neither one has tp the next fight. I just love how ppl throw around 30k+/hour like it's expected of everyone. Your average player and I'd say even most of the above-average ones aren't doing that. You can argue that they should, certainly, but you can't argue that they are because they just aren't. Not up for debate.
Maybe you are one of those types who refuse to pt with normal ppl. For someone who claims to know so much about the game, I can't believe you could be so out of touch with what a normal merit pt is actually like. If you think 30k/hour just magically falls from the sky, then you're crazy.
I've been in plenty of pts that couldn't dream of 30k and I've been in some that could pull it off. Again, let's claim a good DD COR would represent 15% of dmg in a pt. Assume 30 seconds per kill, seems reasonable enough. OK, take the COR's gun away and you drop to what? 35 seconds a kill? maybe more? Over the course of an hour, that's like 10 minutes gone. At 30 seconds a kill, that's 20 colibris. With COR roll up, that's a lot of xp. 4K+. If repops are not an issue, there's no way losing dmg helps XP gain. No way.
So once again, what are you contesting? The only part of my post you apparently read was where I accused you or playing pocket pool with your f-peen while you spout off about how much everyone else sucks and how unbelievably easy everything in this game is. You don't think that attitude brands you in the minds of other people as one of those types? "In a word, no" Why don't we ask them?
P.S. let me know if you actually got this far in the post. Knowing that you read the whole thing this time would really make my whole day :D.