Sorry to break up the futile typing and hand wringing that accompanies attempting to convince trolls of anything, but I posted the data we collected, Jinte. Not that it particularly matters, but they seem to have slightly adjusted the formulas since we tested so if I wanted to continue the testing I'd have to repeat a large chunk of what we did. I have 5 fewer base damage at 99 now than I used to.
It either weirdly looks like the Ranged Automaton uses both fSTR1 and fSTR2 and has a 50% DEX mod or it looks like it just uses fSTR2 and has a 30% STR mod and 50% DEX mod. The caps make me favor the first explanation, though.