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Originally Posted by fuzun
Crytics basic buff/debuff mechnics does have dmimshing returns build into the math. So the thing to remember is that the diminishing returns (with or w/o soft caps) works on the total amount of the buffs/debuffs. It doesn't matter how you get there (i.e. multiple consoles or a large number of stacking buffs).

Yeah. Trying to remember it now as,
value gain changes (diminishing returns), actual effect does not (no diminishing returns), based on the perspective of the link above. If the consoles or buffs stacked straight with no diminishing returns in the values, one would actually get
exponential returns, from what I can understand now. (Say, flat 12% resistance out of 100 is 12%; flat 12% resistance out of the resulting 88% (new 100) would actually be 13.6%, and so on! So the actual value has to be adjusted for the resulting effect to stay 12%, thus diminishing returns in the value but not the effect.)
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Originally Posted by fuzun
And there are some explicit diminishing returns (aka soft caps) for certain aspects of the game. Cryptic adds another factor to the math to reatly flatten out the curves beyond cetain points (o.e. the soft cap).. But they only occurs at the very extremes. It's not something a player would normally encounter unless they stack a LOT of like buffs.
One area it's used is in the Accuracy vs Defense values. In the median ranges, Accuracy and Defense offset each other one to one. At the extremes differences (high Acc vs Low Def or Low Acc vs High Def), the offset of one to one starts deviate a lot. I forgot the the magnitude was but beyond that point, the curve really flattens out. You still get some benefits from stack more Acc or Def, but it's only small amount. And I think that Armor points (i.e. Hull Damage Resistance) works that way as well. (It's been awhile since I've seen those STOked Episodes with Captain Geko on the "You Got Mathed" segements..He explained both mechanics and even provides the formulas the game uses.)

Insight into the mechanics is always appreciated.
Especially running sci/sci where armor/resistance/defense can really shoot through the roof.