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DPS - why not DD

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04.07.2012 , 02:13 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Vraesh View Post
This. Back in the stone age of mmo's, damage was categorized as:

DD (direct damage)
AoE (area of effect)
PB (point blank)
PBOE (point blank area of effect)
and of course DOT (damage over time)

Don't think I forgot any, but it's been a while
Yep.... i started my MMO life with Everquest, many moons ago, and this is correct. DD meant a direct damage spell, meaning damage all upfront in one hit, as oposed to a DOT. DPS is the term given to the type of toon you have, or as a reference to how much damage a particular toon does (ie damage per second). This was in the days when warriors only had auto attack, taunt and kick..... no other abilities at all.... Happy days, but I would not really want to go back..... corpse run anyone?