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#1 Nov 05 2010 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I’ve seen a lot of previous test compare the stat variables at 20, 40, 60, and 80. Based on the info given to use by SE there is a problem with the ranges used for testing so far. A stat going from 20 to 40 should a much larger impact on the stats than an increase from 40-60. As testing continues from now on the ranges of test will have to increase as you apply more points to each stat.

Every point between 20 and 40 increases the affect that the bonus point has on the stat. But between 40 and 60 every 2 points affect the stat. There are a total of 75 increase factors between 1 and 127 bonus points. The ranges of 1-40 have 40 offer 40 increases of a stat, 20 factors from 41-80, and only 15 from 81-127.

I propose that testing happens in new ranges based on how many times the stats has the time to increase inside the ranges of your testing.

The new ranges for testing progression of stats should be in terms of 15 chances to increase. For instance, to test the impact of INT on magic damage I purpose tests at
INT: 15, 30, 50, 80, 127.

If these ranges are not enough variance to test, then factors of 5.
INT: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 95, 110, 125.

At each of these points that damage increase should be constant. If not then we have to look into the possibility that the amount of increase between each factor is not linear in affect. The new ranges would help us test that likelihood.

If we assume that these factors are linear in effect, then your stats will only get 1.33% increase per point between 1-40; .66% per point between 41-80; .44% increase per point between 81-127; and .33% > 127.

#2 Nov 05 2010 at 8:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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FluEpidemic wrote:

Every point between 20 and 40 increases the affect that the bonus point has on the stat. But between 40 and 60 every 2 points affect the stat. There are a total of 75 increase factors between 1 and 127 bonus points. The ranges of 1-40 have 40 offer 40 increases of a stat, 20 factors from 41-80, and only 15 from 81-127.


You're reading it wrong. From 1-40 attribute points, it takes 1 bonus point to increase. From 41-80 it takes 2 bonus points, 81 to 127 takes 3 bonus points per attribute point, and about 127 it takes 4 bonus points to increase your attribute point.

So instead of 40 from 1-40, 20 from 41-80, 15 from 81-127, its 40 from 1-40, 40 from 42-120, and 47 from 123-261, though really, I don't think anyone tests based on how many bonus points they apply, they test on how much the stat increased.
#3 Nov 05 2010 at 10:23 PM Rating: Good
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Any new testing is going to need to include the rank of the tester's class or it's going to not mean a whole lot either.
#4 Nov 05 2010 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
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AH I completely read that wrong! It's talking about the number of points to increase a stat not the effect each stat has on its function.

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