Zam circa 2004
what you're citing?
The game couldn't have changed that
much in seven years.
But that's exactly what I'm driving at.
Well, that's where you go wrong.
Not only has the game changed drastically, but players and the knowledge of game mechanics have changed drastically as well. This is particularly important to take note of, considering how secretive most of the basic functions of the game are. It took a sh*tton of detailed, controlled testing and statistical modeling to learn how the physical damage formula works, and it took a long time before people started to understand that information and how to apply it.
The last year or so I had played (2009), people still
ate sushi at low levels. Edited, Jun 13th 2011 4:46pm by bsphil