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Grain of Salt
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Does it bump you up to green armor protection level? Does it give you the same protection as 0 armor? Neither of those things?

Really, I should know this, but for some reason I don't.

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It's green armour, so 33% damage reduction. Of course, it won't make much of a practical difference if you do only have 1% armour, merely serving as one extra hitpoint if you take 3 damage or more. If you do have blue armour already, then the bonuses stay at 50% damage reduction until you hit 0% armour.

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While Megasphere is worth blue armor, I just figured out why it's (partly) named so; Megaarmor+Soulsphere.

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That's pretty cool actually. never thought about that.

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ASD said:
Mega
armor+Soulsphere. [/b]
Wow, why did I just now figure that out?

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Megasphere actually has the same effect like picking up a megaarmor and 2 soulspheres at once. :p

Yeah, the wordplay is nice and I have never noticed it, good find.

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ASD said:
Mega
armor+Soulsphere
Oh wow!... lol... I like that. I might subtly sneak that into my mod if there is room for it in the model texture or something.

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ASD said:
Mega
armor+Soulsphere.[/b]
o.o mind = blown

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Bullshit, megasphere is not megaarmor + soulsphere, it's megaarmor + 200 hp and there is no item for 200 hp. So it's probably not really a wordplay.

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Memfis said:
Bullshit, megasphere is not megaarmor + soulsphere, it's megaarmor + 200 hp and there is no item for 200 hp.

As I said, 2 soulspheres over each other. :)

Memfis said:
So it's probably not really a wordplay.

It might or might not be an intentional wordplay by the creators of Doom, we never know.

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Memfis said:
Bullshit, megasphere is not megaarmor + soulsphere, it's megaarmor + 200 hp and there is no item for 200 hp. So it's probably not really a wordplay.

I don't think it was the intention of the creators but it is cool enough for my imagination.

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Good find with the wordplay! :D I never thought about it :)

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I always just thought megasphere meant it was an excellent sphere...

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Speaking of armor, how is damage calculated when decimals are involved?

Like if you had 1/3 protection on a 20% attack, 1/3 of 20 is 6-2/3 (armor you would lose) and 2/3 is 13-1/3 (health you would lose). Would the armor actually get rounded down to 6 and make your health/armor loss spread 14/6 as opposed to 13/7?

Another example is 1/3 protection from a 25% attack. A third of 25 is 8-1/3 while two-thirds of 25 is 16-2/3. Would the damage be rounded up to 17, making the health/armor loss spread 17/8?

Does Doom, when it has these situations, always just round up the health value to the next number?

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This one is a very informative thread.

EDIT: Also, this.

Last edited by Zed on Jun 5 2014 at 20:26

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