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# 285
03-20-2013, 04:00 PM
Originally Posted by bareel View Post
It is because you are both making false assumptions about what over-capping power does, along with the rest of the community.

I will keep it simple. Three beams, 135 power (so 10 over cap) this is how your shots will be. Beams are A, B, C, shot 1, 2, 3, 4.

A1 @ 125
B1 @ 115
C1 @ 105
Now the 10 power jumps back into the system
A2-4 @ 115
B2-4 @ 105
C2-4 @ 95
Possibility not sure
A, B, & C 3-4 @ 95

This is why it does nothing for DHCs. This is why it does little for cannons compared to what it does for beams. And this is why power drain is so much stronger. Power overcapping will never allow two weapons to fire at 125 power.

But how does one test this? Over cap with various energy types and parse the results.
That makes sense, so I'm not too far wrong with my figures, I will do some further testing if I can get the motivation to pick up that spreadsheet and work on it again and make any required adjustments.