1) Are you soloing? If you're solo you're going to damage gear faster cause you're doing more hits and taking more hits.
B) If you're not soloing, are you being a retarded archer that goes balls deep with all his abilities at the start of a fight and takes hate 95% of the fight? If so then again you're taking more hits, let your tank build up hate before going balls deep.
Q) Fighting mobs with high defense? Again going to be doing more hits.
75) Hint: check your elemental point allotment and compare to elemental affinity of your weapon AND what you're fighting... (Study this image)
You want your elemental affinity to be strong against the type of mobs you're fighting...
4g) Is the weapon you're using WAY over your rank or WAY under your rank? If so then it will damage MUCH faster. Harder mobs means you need stronger weapons. But don't go too strong be cause you're rank won't be skilled enough to use it properly. So try to stay as close to rank as possible.
3) Try not to use NPC repair. It sucks. Period.
This is all kind of common sense stuff, just put a little thought into what you're doing and you'll figure it out.
I was grinding duo PUGs yesterday and I was the higher rank one of the two. Therefore I was doing the most damage, taking hate and taking the most hits. I had to repair my weapon every hour on the hour while the PUG I was partying with never had to repair his the entire 5 hours we were grinding. And yes we were both using proper rank gear. Edited, Jan 6th 2011 12:07pm by hungerforce