New armor pen formula

Topics: Rawr.Base
Apr 20, 2009 at 6:54 AM
http://blue.mmo-champion.com/28/16473618356-116-armor-pen-only-giving-66.html

Looks like armor pen is only worth ~80% of what's listed against most boss type mobs (I think, I haven't done any real math on it yet, just glanced at it during raid downtime).
Editor
Apr 20, 2009 at 5:13 PM
Not quite.  It's actually variable, and adjusts it's effectiveness depending on how much ArP you have.  The more ArP you have, the more dampening effect of the cap, though certain mechanics balance that out somewhat.

For the developers / theorycrafters out there, I would definitely recommend referring quite frequently to the Elitist Jerks Combat Ratings thread
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Coordinator
Apr 22, 2009 at 6:32 AM
TNSe, have you updated it with the formulae from that thread (not GC's formula, which is wrong)?
Developer
Apr 22, 2009 at 7:37 AM
The formulas yield same results when you adjust for GC's typos, and the formula I wrote in matches up with the test cases in that thread....
Apr 22, 2009 at 4:55 PM
Edited Apr 22, 2009 at 4:57 PM
Indeed, the formula still stands until they manage to collect data for Arp ratings above 1231 without stance / talents to finally conclude how stances affect the rating cap.