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    Velocity?

    How does increased velocity help? Does it boost the damage or just give me a better chance to hit the target with a Rocket Launcher? I assume second, as the target has less chance to avoid the rocket?

    I wish the lvl 10 bonus on them wasn't 15% increased melee damage, its not like I ever use the melee perks, they were the last ones I ever learned. Its the same for bolt action snipers, useless bonus to me.

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    You're correct about velocity. It just gets there quicker so enemies have less time to move away. Unfortunately it makes a mass cannon hard to use at short-range.

    The melee damage can be very useful with the right loadout. I like to wreak havoc on raiders with a couple of armadas or an armada and a bonfire and the ammo thief, shock trooper, deadly cascade, preparedness, and hyperactive perks. All the enemies finished off with a melee attack helps keeps the ammo supply going.

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    The latter. Generally speaking, an objects velocity is the speed at which it travels from point A to point B. In this case said object is a missile.

    Say that the trip from point A to B normaly takes 5 seconds. a 15% increase to velocity means that you'll take that 300 seconds and trim it by .45 seconds leaving only a 4.15 seconds for you projectile to hit the target. Even just that small window is useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dist0rt3d Hum0r View Post
    The latter. Generally speaking, an objects velocity is the speed at which it travels from point A to point B. In this case said object is a missile.

    Say that the trip from point A to B normaly takes 5 seconds. a 15% increase to velocity means that you'll take that 300 seconds and trim it by .45 seconds leaving only a 4.15 seconds for you projectile to hit the target. Even just that small window is useful.
    5 - .45 = 4.45

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    A 15% increase in velocity would reduce a 5 second time by .65 seconds, to 4.35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannova View Post
    5 - .45 = 4.45

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    A 15% increase in velocity would reduce a 5 second time by .65 seconds, to 4.35.
    5-0.45 = 4.55

    Jus' sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannova View Post
    5 - .45 = 4.45

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    A 15% increase in velocity would reduce a 5 second time by .65 seconds, to 4.35.
    No, Dist0rt3d Hum0r was right - .15 of 5 mins is 45 seconds. 5 mins = 60x5=300 secs (because minutes have 60 seconds in them, not 100 seconds). 5 mins minus 45 secs is 4 mins 15 secs.

    He just used wrong word (said 5 seconds instead of 5 minutes), then started talking about 300 seconds (5 minutes).

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    Distorted Humor kind of mixed minutes and seconds in his post (5 seconds have 300 seconds in them?), so it's a little hard to tell if he meant 4 minutes and 15 seconds or 4.15 seconds.

    There is however another (small) mistake in his calculation. A 15% increase in speed does not translate exactly into a 15% reduction in the time to hit the target. It actually divides it by 1.15, which is equal to a reduction of about 13.1%. I know, the difference is fairly insignificant, but as a number nerd I was compelled to point it out...
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    Ahh, I was just going off of fractions. Guess it makes sense if the decimal point is denoting seconds rather than fractions of a whole...

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