04/18/2014 10:24 AMLet's do some math and assume we heal for 20,000 life per second and we are fighting monsters while taking 500,000 damage per second... How long will your character last?
Posted by Gazly
Okay, I'm down. Let's do it.
1. 5,000,000 Toughness with 500,000 life pool
The enemy does 500,000 damage per second which is 1/10 of your toughness, so that means each second, those monsters are hitting you for 50,000 life. we are healing at 20,000 life per second, so we are at a net loss of 30,000 life per second.
In this case, we will survive for 16.67 seconds.
not too bad huh?
Okay. I'm totally with you so far.
2. 5,000,000 Toughness with 200,000 life pool
Again, same as above... the enemies damage us for 500,000 damage which is 1/10 of our toughness... That means these monsters are hitting us for 20,000 life per second.
Wait wait wait a minute. What? How on earth did you get that? (Underlined for emphasis).
The numbers and the math in these two situations are IDENTICAL up to this point, but you come up with entirely different numbers for the damage per second done to the player?
Math doesn't work like that.
So if the above is actually true (as a Blue post seems to suggest it is), then what part of the equation is missing to make it true?
Edit - Ninja'd! Yeah, it dawned on me after a minute.
All is clear. Carry on. :)