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Did you know that pressing Down+B after throwing Holy Water at a Fomor helps you catch it better?
Oh wait no it doesn't.
Mabinogi, like many video games, has its fair share of myths. Let's trim them down a bit.
Myth: Critical hits and Rock Throw use armor dura faster.
Reality: They use dura at the same rate as getting hit normally.
When durability is lost, it's within a range for most skills.
For example 0.0001 to 0.0030 points for a melee attack, half that if blessed.
Repeated testing (and using skills with a set loss like Bash) disproved the above.
Ping & Charge Time
Myth: Ping doesn't matter that much for charge time since a ping of 80 is just +80ms.
Reality: There's multiple steps to many actions in-game, which means the effects of high ping are multiplied.
Mabinogi has to handle network data in order due to using an encrypted TCP stream.
My response time to the server is about 80ms in that test.
But the "962ms" charge took ~1450ms due to being done in multiple steps.
Each check/confirmation/request is delayed by ping.
Myth: Burns are random, there's no way to see your success rate.
Reality: If you entrust a burn, the success rate shows up in the UI there.
Myth: Nexon runs "+10%" and "+20%" success rate events.
Reality: The actual bonuses are much lower.
Myth: Engineering and Magic Craft items are affected by item quality bonuses like enchants.
Reality: Neither skill actually uses the quality system.
Myth: Luck increases your chances of (some sort of drop).
Reality: Luck adds to critical hit rate and lucky gathers (and Chain Blade damage when NA gets it).
There's nothing anywhere to state that high luck affects monster/chest drops.
The game has been out for many years now and nobody's shown it as a provable thing either.
Myth: Opening dead-end chests lessens your chance of getting good stuff in the boss chests.
Reality: It doesn't affect anything.
The two are generated separately, nothing official has mentioned a connection.
Also the game has been out for years and no correlation has been shown.
Myth: Tuesday's bonus means better drop rates for items in chests.
Reality: It's a bonus to dungeon monster drop rates (just like Wednesday buffs outside monster drop rates).
Technical info and test results have been examined thoroughly by multiple people over the years.
There's no such bonus for chest contents, meanwhile the monsters in the dungeons drop lots more...
Repair In Rain
Myth: NPCs have higher failure rates in rain.
Reality: Same repair rate as normal.
Rarely hear this, there's nothing remotely approaching proof for it.