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    Default Bug found on test dummy in PTS can skew testing for balance

    If you do DPS parses on the level 70 simulated enemy dummy outside Alittu you will pull less DPS on it than the Level 72 Elite Simulated Boss dummy. This can greatly skew parsing if people opt to use the 72 Boss Elite Dummy vs. the Level 70 Simulated Enemy Dummy. This could potentially ruin balancing for the entire expansion if the devs don't fix as people can exploit this bug and report misinformation when doing test.
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    It won't ruin balance because devs don't just take numbers. Keyens went over this. If he did, balance would be horrid. You'd have people parsing undergeared to get their classes buffed. Any numbers stuff being asked about to the community is simply for general inquiry.

    That being said, I'm parsing about 30k less on the level 70 dummy so that should probably be fixed. (Didn't see that the Level 72 dummy was debuffed).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artewig View Post
    It won't ruin balance because devs don't just take numbers. Keyens went over this. If he did, balance would be horrid. You'd have people parsing undergeared to get their classes buffed. Any numbers stuff being asked about to the community is simply for general inquiry.

    That being said, I'm parsing about 30k less on the level 70 dummy so that should probably be fixed.
    I spammed one ability over and over. Its more like 20% less for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aedynn View Post
    I spammed one ability over and over. Its more like 20% less for me.
    Did you take into account that the Level 72 dummy is debuffed?

    Just spamming cadence for a minute and the difference seemed reasonable

    http://imgur.com/a/7ay6f
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artewig View Post
    Did you take into account that the Level 72 dummy is debuffed?

    Just spamming cadence for a minute and the difference seemed reasonable

    http://imgur.com/a/7ay6f
    Yeah you are right just tested it again witrh a different ability. Its like 10% now which seems reasonable.

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    And that's why we don't parse in open world.
    Those that can, do. Those that can't, write guides on the forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeew View Post
    And that's why we don't parse in open world.
    so reading between the lines..it seems like all those parses on lvl 50 sanctum dummies are not a good base line if am lvl 70.. noted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artewig View Post
    It won't ruin balance because devs don't just take numbers. Keyens went over this. If he did, balance would be horrid. You'd have people parsing undergeared to get their classes buffed. Any numbers stuff being asked about to the community is simply for general inquiry.

    That being said, I'm parsing about 30k less on the level 70 dummy so that should probably be fixed. (Didn't see that the Level 72 dummy was debuffed).
    I only saw him on stream and he was saying that he is balancing classes 300K +/-10%. I may be mistaken though because I am only seeing those numbers on the level 70 dummy in some souls(mostly under) and some are way over that number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeew View Post
    And that's why we don't parse in open world.
    I parse with vials/stones and pa buffs what up now son
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