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Originally Posted by ghyudt
Unless the devs themselves come on here and post the formula and numbers themselves, then all ypullbget from these links and posts is speculation and guesses. Just out of curiosity, what does it matter? Why do you really want to know? Even if you get the answers directly from the devs, that's only half of the equation. You still have to know exactly what's going on with whatever it is you're attacking. So, essentially, you'll never get the outcome you expect because there are variables you simply can't account for all the time. For instance, 1 Borg cube in cure space is not going to be the same as a cube in infected space, or khitomer. And if it comes to other players, then just give up now, because there's all kinds of equipment that does so many different things to throw off the equation.I think its best to just let it go and enjoy the game

The devs have posted formulas before. That's where much of this knowledge comes from. The rest comes reverse engineering by players. Yes, actual combat is complicated by many variables. Most people who engage in this type of mathematical analysis understand that it's a simplification. Some of us just like to understand how things work, regardless of whether it helps you kill something faster or not.