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An idea for charts
Along the lines of all the damage charts you've been making, what do you think of the idea of making a comparative damage chart, either for weapon or artifact weapon? It would be a great way to actually back up assertions like "Grayswandir is the best weapon in the game" or "Snickersnee and Excalibur are about the same," which have been on the wiki forever. I'd do it myself, but I don't know how to make those pretty charts. Anyway, just a thought I had... -Ion frigate 09:32, July 7, 2010 (UTC)
A great idea (could name the page "Comparison of artifact weapons" and include a few nonartifact high damage things, like a mattock, crysknife, etc), though something that's been bugging me about that (for another page I had in mind) is artifacts that have a chance of instant death. It's so quirky it makes it incredibly hard to rate (though it is indeed possible).
I was hoping of going around and making a spreadsheet that compares the damage of small/large, to try and tell, statistically speaking, which is the best (version one would almost certainly exclude things like that). This would also correctly rate, say, Trollsbane as being ever-so-slightly better than a normal long sword. (Basically, it's a weighted average, with the weight being the "encounter level" or whatever it's called of the monsters).Feagradze 10:13, July 7, 2010 (UTC)
- Also: it's not really all that hard, it's just annoying, if that makes any sense. Wikipedia has a great explanation of the
<math></math>command. If you get something wrong, though, boy does it give some scary error messages (though they're harmless) in flaming red text.
I'll get around to finishing those off probably within a week. Feagradze 10:13, July 7, 2010 (UTC)