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# 47
01-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Originally Posted by pantsmaster916 View Post
Ok, I'll risk the ire of this crowd and say I DON'T GET IT.

Can somebody explain why firing cycles are such a big deal? In terms a complete noob might understand?

Here's what I see:

DHC: 1sec Cycle, 2sec Recharge
DC: 2sec Cycle, 1sec Recharge

So, is it just the increased damage of DHCs that make that firing cycle so superior to DCs? Otherwise the theoretical number of cycles is identical over the course of any period of time.

That is... 2+1 is the same as 1+2... isn't it?

So, what am I missing here?
The smaller the damage cycle the higher the burst. Atm, it's very difficult to kill a target based on pressure damage alone, bursts and debuffs are needed. Also, the smaller the damage cycle the less time is needed to maintain a target in the 45 degree arc.