I had a pair of Nats boot drop this weekend and nabbed a Nats ring (4cc/9iAS) last night for I _think_ a good price (it was listed at 112m, bid 130m and won -- closest other option was 300m+).
did a couple MP8 Ghom runs:
1) original specs (55CC, 175K DPS, 2.66APS)
; 70.6m HP, 71 seconds, 175k DPS >> 1m effective DPS, 6.66x
2) nats (63.5cc/152k DPS/2.88APS)
; 70.6m HP, 64 seconds, 152K DPS >> 1.1m effective DPS, 7.23x
It just 'felt' like I was running higher DPS; do you think it's more with breakpoint or higher CC?? Either way, I was going to flip the ring, now I think I'll keep it :-)
The ring is actually fairly priced, I would say you didn't rob the guy but paid a fair market value for it.
The 100+ int with the vita roll is very nice to have. Without those rolls, around 75m would have been the right price, maybe less.
In terms of your multiplier going up, i'm not surprised. The break points can't be undervalued, they greatly effect the performance of our builds, hence everyone's strict requirement to hit all points whenever possible.
As well your CC has shot up, this increases your playability and survivability, not to mention dodge chance which is awesome. Your effective dps should be noticablely higher with this ring swap. Alot of good things happened in a quick swap of items. Good job.
After lots of testing, I believe it was fairly conclusive that latency has the overriding effect on how high our multiplier goes. Since your latency must be good (7.2x) these changes in your stats are more noticably reflected by your latency.
Overall good swap. I'd keep it for now. Nats set is definately good for CM wizards. I'm missing mine @ times as well.
Also would like to note anyone needed a cheap 30m gear set for a jump start, hit me up, its sitting in my stash and I kinda want it gone :)
Anyway that needs gearing hit me up in game I love new projects, thanks!