I will keep this one 100% straight to the point. PvP seems okay in terms of damage and such… PvE just sucks.
I have done a field test with almost full +15 armor (+11 Shoes :/) on my DW and was still unable to tank UD3 hard to a certain point. I had 18k DEF and I still took over 250+ dmg from mobs that should do less than 100 damage.
This video shows a Dende (keep in mind that this is a Dende rather than an actual Tank)
To save you the view of such a video, I only took this picture to show what I mean.
In this post he states that he still doesn’t have high defense armor on his Dende (again, not a tank) and that he will work on it in the future. (This post was made June 3rd of 2013… basically 4 months before the game died. He was power leveling someone in UD3 hard, so I assume he was doing this before the announcement of the game closing ever came into place) Point is! He didn’t have the time to really change much about his armor, so he still had medium to low Def.
You’re comparing around 10K DEF (estimating that his armor is like full +8 on dende or maybe even +9) versus 18k DEF. In technical terms I should take around a bit more than half of what Ginkaku was taking, but sadly it’s not the case. Rather I get 300-400 damage.
Further Dmg Tests:
I made a re-test, this time with a bit less def, the results were still huge.
This test brought even more things to my attention. It brought up the fact that mobs literally crit more than a fully buffed Karma on steroids…
FUN FACT: the jacket I was wearing was ANTI CRIT …
When I have this jacket or even any anti crit jacket above 25%, Karma crits less than a third of the time on my Poko.
I went to UD2 hard and I received almost nothing but crits from any of the mobs.
Also tested Poko Para against the general UD3 hard super on the first floor, I can land it once every 4 times. With around 163 FOC on my Poko with Karma buff and some FOC accessories, I still can’t manage to land 2 paras in a row on any of the UD3 mobs. In Papaya… most mobs have more resistance so it’s even less likely there.
The resist is not shown through these numbers obviously, but they are similar to what we see.
Also, this might be on another topic, but that Dende does 20k Crits. My Dende with higher atk does barely 10k, DW does like 7k with +9 gloves, and Poko does around 11.5k. I would also like some explanations on that.
PvE in general has become idiotically difficult.
No one give me this “That’s how it was in TW.” It clearly isn’t.
If there is seriously no way to make both PvE and PvP somewhat balanced in such terms, make 2 calculations, one of which applies on characters and the other on mobs.
OR... just simply make one calculation that would be a fit for all.