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I haven't picked up my copy of GW yet, but I plan to by the end of the month. I've read a few things on various sites, but there doesn't appear to be any explanations for what certain effects are. What is armor penetration and it's effect? What is a critical hit and roughly how much damage does that cause?
Are there any other terms that newcomers should be aware of? Short forms for skills/conditions/locations/items/etc?
There's a lot to know about GW, and it's hard to put it all in one convenient package that's easy to read. That's what forums are for, I guess.
If a skill has Armor penetration of X%, that means it hits as if the target had X% less armor than they actually do. For every 40 armor you gain, you take half damage; for every 40 armor you lose, you take double damage.
I don't know the mechanics of critical hits. I think it's a random chance that gives you an extra effect when it fires (like a critical sword hit gives bleeding or crippling or something). Not sure.
There are lots of GW-specific abbreviations and terms, but there are other threads devoted to this, and you'll pick up a bunch along the way.
These can be somewhat complex.
For now I suggest surfing the guides around the site, like the Conditions Guide or Profession Guides, all accessible from the main page.
This will help you with some of the things asked about in this thread (both posts).
As for damage, character level and target level take effect, as well as armors, and penetrations all sorts.
What was said about penetration is fairly accurate.
Though the 40 up, 40 down comment isnt neccesarily correct to my understanding. As I said level can have an affect as well.
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