View Single Post
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 50
04-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Originally Posted by r9xchaos
Actually, the DPS listed in a tooltip doesn't really translate into real time DPS that you are putting out. The tooltip lists the raw damage/DPS without any mitigating factors. It may not be a huge issue in PVE, but in PVP, players will have resists and defense bonuses which will reduce the ACTUAL amount of damage you are doing. Also, the tooltip doesn't take into account hits and misses. Obviously, the more misses you have, the smaller your actual DPS will be no matter what the tool tip says. And the tool tip can't take into account your playstyle. Your dual heavy cannons may list a high DPS in the tool tip, but it does no good if you can't keep your target within your firing arc. Theses are just a few examples. There are so many factors that go into how much DPS you actually do, the only real way to tell is to look after the fact and see.