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 SWTOR formula list
11-28-2011, 06:42 PM
Post: #26
 Sujin Respected Member Posts: 68 Joined: Oct 2011 Reputation: 1
RE: SWTOR formula list
(11-28-2011 05:15 PM)Threadnought Wrote:  The first thing I was wondering about was what's the reason for not simplifying the calculations as you have them laid out?

Probably the biggest reason for not simplifying to that degree is that from the Dev's point of view, 0.3 is not constant and could change for balance reasons, thus, it is better for us to write a formula where we can easily make changes as well. Plus, it gives greater transparency as to how the calculation actually works.

(11-28-2011 05:15 PM)Threadnought Wrote:  My second question is, doesn't "^" mean exponent? As in 2^5 (i.e. two to the fifth power)? I don't understand how a non integer can be an exponent?

It does. An exponent does not need to be an integer:

$b^x = \lim_{r \to x} b^r\quad(r\in\mathbb Q,\,x\in\mathbb R)$

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