Why Stop at +50? (in General)


GO PATS March 31 2007 2:55 AM EDT

Hey, just wondering...

Why is the EH's DD reduction capped at +50? It halves every round, so why is it set at a max of +50? Even if someone had a +100 EH (which would be fairly expensive 2,000,000,000 or so probably) it would only block all DD for one round, dropping to 50, 25, 13, 7, etc...

I think the price of upgrading an EH past +50 is reason enough not to do it, but I don't see a reason why I should not be allowed to.

Any thoughts?

Nerevas March 31 2007 3:09 AM EDT

EH isn't capped at 50%, MgS is.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 31 2007 4:39 AM EDT

Nobody has actually said that MgS is capped at +50.
Jon only mentioned that it would be unrealistic for anybody to expect to get it above 50.

Adminedyit March 31 2007 5:21 AM EDT

As far as i know upgrades on anything, barring the AoI, are open ended. all you need is the cash to afford it.

Nerevas March 31 2007 7:45 AM EDT

MgS wiki says: "It absorbs a minimum of 1% spell damage per enchantment level. This reduction is capped at 50% of the damage dealt."

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 31 2007 8:20 AM EDT

Whoever put that and said there is a cap is wrong.
The only way that +50 is considered a cap is the reasonableness in the cost.
Jon has even dared us to try and take it to +51 to see what happens, he would have actually mentioned a cap if there was one.
although I do think I remember him saying that the fixed reduction it also offers is capped at a maximum of 50%.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 31 2007 8:45 AM EDT

From his last changelog regarding the MgS formula.
Too many people assume it means that there is a 50% cap, I just think that it is way too expensive to get any more :)

Jonathan, May 14 2005 3:27 PM EDT
of course it's only magic damage

ask again about the 50% limit when you have a +49 shield :P

QBOddBird March 31 2007 9:37 AM EDT

Even though +49 is only 14M...

[T]Vestax March 31 2007 9:50 AM EDT

You mean to say that you should ask when you are a +50 and ready to go to +51.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 31 2007 10:33 AM EDT

Ok, the cost was reduced which makes it a little easier to reach those levels (unless the exponential function really does get out of control just before 50). but it is false to claim that there is a cap of 50% when there is absoloutely no proof at this point in time.

Trashcan March 31 2007 12:04 PM EDT

"It absorbs a minimum of 1% spell damage per enchantment level. This reduction is capped at 50% of the damage dealt."

It sounds like the reduction cap is 50%, not the item cap. So if you go higher, it just means your halved next rounds are little higher then they would have been. A +51 first round would still only be 50%, but 2nd round it would be 25.5% instead of 25, etc.

[T]Vestax March 31 2007 12:17 PM EDT

I remember now, the Mage Shield also has a flat reduction as well at a percentage. Wow it's been a long time.

[T]Vestax March 31 2007 12:19 PM EDT

Trashcan, the Mage Shield doesn't decay like the EH. It would be a flat 50% every round.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 31 2007 12:31 PM EDT

The MgS would stay at 50% if the cap were true which I don't think it is.

Mikel March 31 2007 1:43 PM EDT

If it is named, you only need to get it to +48 to get the 50% dd reduction. I have one that his being forged up to +45 and I might just go ahead and go on up to +48 and then pop the question :)

QBOddBird March 31 2007 2:16 PM EDT

"I have one that his being forged up to +45 and I might just go ahead and go on up to +48 and then pop the question :) "


Jon's already married, no need to even ask. ~_^

Mikel April 1 2007 2:27 AM EDT

I asked Jon, he said:
Jonathan: there hasn't been a cap on MgS in ages
Jonathan: wysiwyg

Lochnivar April 1 2007 2:38 AM EDT

what you see is what you get....

now if only we knew what we could see
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