If its not displayed at that time then its not what they were wearing when they were scanned.
Correct. That's why I said the equip history, which on your account alone shows everything that's been scanned since 6/09.
And no, i dont have those items, and i dont focus on rng and i DO consider myself a subpar rng. You would need to look at all 75 rng's on the server, then go through their entire equipment history to see if they have those items.
And even that would only account for people who have registered with FFXIAH. But that's not really the point.
The point is that I am a RNG main, I know other RNG mains, and I have yet to see any E-bow RNG with a 5-hit build in person. Furthermore, to the best of my knowledge, I've never even seen a screenshot of a 5-hit E-bow RNG on any FFXI forum (this is including forums that are full of RNG mains, like this one).
Do they exist? I'm sure they do. But they are rare as f*ck.
And yes it all matters, even the race and merits cause as you say, if i use a base 90 str, a taru is going to be sacking more than a galka or elvaan to hit 90 so ratt/acc/agi/stp would be given up to calculate that.
You're missing the point. The purpose of the comparison is not to evaluate Tarutaru vs. Galka, but rather to evaluate weapon vs. other weapon. Therefore, the only things that you need to isolate are things that cannot be the same, because everything else can be the same.
If I'm comparing E-bow to HF+1, I don't need to evaluate Mithra vs. Hume or Anwig vs. Maat's or S.Kote vs. w.hands or yellow curry vs. pot-au-feu because all of those things are available options to either weapon. However, if I am defining the comparison as 5-hit vs. 5-hit, STP+36 is required of E-bow, and you must factor it into the comparison as such.
Now if you want to fully flesh out the comparison and fill every slot, be my guest! But at a bare minimum, if you presume 5-hit E-bow then you need to account for STP gear. If you don't want to account for STP gear, then run the numbers at natural TP return and use those figures.
Edited, Mar 30th 2010 4:56pm by redvenomweb