How does this math work?!

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    How does this math work?!

    Post by Reaperfan on Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:55 am

    I got a bit bored, so I decided to make my first Egghead character. First thing I did after leaving the Asylum was Master Key down to Btown, pop one of the Egg-burdened outside Quelaag to get infected, Homeward Boned back to Firelink, and waited until I got infected. I then ran to get the Silver Serpent Ring that was waiting in my BB, and returned to Firelink. Now here's where I get confused. With no extra farming and getting only 60% the normal amount of souls, how am I still keeping up with levelling and buying items? Seriously, this whole playthrough with the Egghead on 100% of the time I've never fallen behind in souls. What gives?


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    Re: How does this math work?!

    Post by Fallen Angelus on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:02 am

    (100+20)-50=70? if you overkill it's ((100+20)+20) - 50 so you could be getting closer to 90% or so, I think... maybe.....


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    Re: How does this math work?!

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:27 am

    He's getting 60% of the souls. Pretty sure you apply the 50% reduction after everything else.
    Maybe you just dont need as much reaper silly Or is your build slightly different and requires less materials?


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    Re: How does this math work?!

    Post by Reaperfan on Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:41 am

    Fallen Angelus wrote:(100+20)-50=70? if you overkill it's ((100+20)+20) - 50 so you could be getting closer to 90% or so, I think... maybe.....

    ((1+0.2)/2)100 = 60
    ((Normal soul gains + 20% extra from SSR)/Halved for the Egghead)times 100 to make it into the correct percentage number

    Forgive me if my structuring was incorrect, been a while since I've been in a math class lol!

    I AM using a nearly fully upgraded Large Club with 50 strength, so maybe overkill is factoring in, but I doubt it would be often enough to be quite THIS significant :|

    DoughGuy wrote:Maybe you just dont need as much reaper silly Or is your build slightly different and requires less materials?

    Well to be as bulky and awkward-looking as possible (to match the Egghead winking) I'm using Havel's Shield, Catarina Armor and Gauntlets, and Smough's legs with a Large Club. So I guess my build is actually a little light on necessary materials what with not having to upgrade the shield, using only Twinkling titanite to upgrade my armor, and using all the normal titanite I find on my weapon.


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    Re: How does this math work?!

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:11 am

    Heey my PvP Egghead uses The Large Club aswell ., throw on a Rotten Resin and we are good to go big grin

    I love it and use it with 30 strength., it's the only strength weapon in the game I actually like !

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    Pre-patch 1.05 it would've been much harder collecting souls through PvE with the egghead-parasite leeching of of your souls. :affraid:


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