Planet Calypso Enhancer Guide by kosmos
Hello I wanted to write a brief guide on basic enhancer use. I envision this guide growing over time if I have time to gather all related info. Help from others to gather more advanced info will be appreciated. For now in this opening post I will just provide brief overview of what I know (or is known) about enhancers. There might be some blank spots, but that’s the fun part of making a guide people can add info so all our knowledge increases.
Weapon Accuracy Enhancer- As the name suggests it should increase your critical hit rate with a weapon. The accepted average hit rate has been 90% on maxed weapons (10 hit ability and 10 crit hit). I haven’t personally test these and haven’t seen data showing they can improve hit rate past the expected 90%. Help on clarifying this would be appreciated.
Weapon Damage Enhancer- Probably the most widely used enhancer at this moment. More damage on a weapon allows more damage per second (shot). This can lead to less armor and fap decay due to killing creatures faster. Generally could be considered a time saver too if you dropping more creatures faster and a way to get more kills in a day. Lastly it’s a way to “cheat” your way into a higher level gun without buying the gun if you compare the average damage per second of one gun, lets say hl8, to another such as hl11. With a damage enhancer on hl8 it will equal around hl11’s damage per second.
Weapon Economy Enhancer – I am unclear if this enhancer effects decay on the weapon and ammo use or one or the other. Surely on melee tools it affects the decay, however I have read some info stating it does so on other weapons. As far as I know this hasn’t been completely verified. If these enhancers do reduce decay one use could be to tier up Limited tools with high tier numbers more effectively. Basically end up with more TT value on a tiered up limited tool vs less TT.
Weapon Range Enhancer – Increases range as the name suggest. Useful for tagging weapons and pvp. Not much else to say.
Weapon Skill Modification – This one is an enigma to me. I don’t know if it works similar to how scopes and laser sites are perceived to work. I am looking for clarification. My best observation is that it would allow you to use a non 10/10 weapon with more accuracy.
Edit Note this hasn’t been verified yet. But new info added March 28 2011
Armor Defense Enhancer – Increases armor defense points. Good way to upgrade armor without actually buying a new set.
Armor Durability Enhancer – Decrease in armor decay. I am not clear on this yet.
Mining Finder Depth Enhancer – Controversial amongst miners for as long as I been mining is does depth matter. I have spent some time using these enhancers. I would say depends on where you’re mining and what you’re looking to find. Best thing I can say at different depths you find different things.
Mining Finder Range Enhancer – These have been debated for their usefulness. The expected result is better rate of finds (the accepted average is somewhere around 25%). I haven’t seen proof of them helping anything but the only practical use I can see is using these with high end amps that have high markup. If you could grab slightly more claims over a given time it would make an amp more useful possibly. I am looking for more info on these.
Mining Finder Skill Modification Enhancer – I feel these work similar to weapon skill mod enhancers. Not clear will update in the future.
Mining Excavator Speed Enhancer I – Increases drill speed with each use. As the saying goes time is money. Other than saving time these are useful in panic situations (lootable pvp).
Medical Tool Enhancer – Decreases tool decay.
Medical Heal Enhancer – Increase of heal amount.
Medical Tool Skill Modification Enhancer – Looking for clarification.
Hope this is a helpful guide. I look forward to input so I can revise this. I am also looking for pictures showing the increase of range, depth, etc of enhancers on tools.
Thanks for reading.
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