Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > Development

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old April 21, 2011, 21:20   #1
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 249
dhegler is on a distinguished road
Weapon blows

Also, I know there is a reason someone put in fractional blows, i.e. 2.3 blows with this weapon. But, this can be misleading...

Take a Main Gauche 1d5 with 4 blows - should calculate avg damage per round of 10. Now take a battle axe with the same character, assuming 1.8 blows per round, 2d8. It calculates average damage per round of 16/2*1.8 = 14.4. However, practically, you only get 1 blow per round and it should be 8.

This system makes no sense to me and seems misleading. Why not round down the decimal in blows per round and calculate that way? It gets even more out of order (and the player can make bad decisions), on egos and artifacts.

Think of a 4 blow dagger that does avg 150 HP per round, then a 1.8 blow cutlass that does 180 HP per round. Practically, you are only going to get 100 HP per round.

Maybe the disconnect is that I am thinking in terms of "attacks" rather than "rounds"?
dhegler is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ranger with 8 blows Mondkalb Development 4 April 11, 2011 18:24
multiple blows Skeeblix Vanilla 5 February 22, 2011 20:12
Too many blows? buzzkill Vanilla 25 February 22, 2011 19:58
blows per turn fizzix Vanilla 26 October 30, 2009 19:41
Max Blows Conker AAR 2 November 9, 2007 05:40

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:20.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.