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# 19
02-25-2014, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by meimeitoo View Post
For me, things are just practical. Do I want 24.9%/117.5% CrtH/CrtD? Or 22.3%/125.5%?

Math and I are not good friends; still, I'm surprised the ppl in this forum that *are* good at math have such a hard time figuring out the optimal balance. You'd think that be a very trivial optimum to calculate.
In actual combat, there are many variables in play, and the variables change value during combat as well. For instance, you won't know exactly what your target's defense will be; maybe, you could make a reasonable guess though. Also, some things are subjective. Do you want more offense or more defense? There isn't really a right answer.

And though you probably won't encounter such problems in STO, there are actually many problems in mathematics that are simple to state, but remain unsolved. Some of them are optimization problems. A large class of such optimization problems is actually one of the biggest open questions in computer science.