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8-30-2008 @ 6:19PM
Ok wtf? You are complaining about Living Bomb not knocking the opponent high enough into the air to get them to suffer fall damage and that the end explosion doesn't work?First of all, it's an effect we didn't have on the original spell. Hell, on the original spell, it was self cast and did pathetic damage with a slightly less pathetic end blast.Then it became on target and did actual damage.Then the target gets knocked up into the air upon each tick (in the previous build, -each tick- gave the knock-up effect, not sure about latest).I call that a giant buff to a previously useless talent, it's now a "must have" talent for anybody serious in the Fire tree because of the significant DPS increase it will provide, or PvP utility (if it's like Warlock DoT's, it'll still tick and explode even if you die).Secondly, you're whining that the explosion "doesn't work more times than not" which is clearly a bug. How can any serious writer chalk that up as a negative with the spell?That's like saying "Retribution in WotLK is dead." How about: no? If we see 3.0.2 live without any change to Ret's self mana restoration, -THEN- Ret is "dead".Same with this spell. If they say it's intentional that the bomb doesn't blow up half the time, -THEN- it's a poor spell. Right now it's an awesome spell that has a bug introduced with it.
8-30-2008 @ 6:23PM
He clearly realizes its a bug but he also says these are his impression from respeccing 8 times in 4 hours.. hes giving us his beta experience he realizes he hasnt been in it long enough to make bigger calls so hes letting us know what its been like for him.. youre rediculous
8-30-2008 @ 6:35PM
@Jewbanks:I don't doubt he realises it's a bug, but he still chalks it up as a negative for the spell, which is "rediculous" [sic].My point is that he completely ignores the amazing buffs the ability got and seem to judge it based on effects that are either completely new to the players (knockback) or is clearly bugged (explosion).And when that spell can single-handedly kill a lv63 mob in 12 seconds, I'm fairly certain it's going to be a frequently used spell when levelling, knockback or no.
8-30-2008 @ 9:04PM
Living Bomb just didn't live up to my expectations, which were admittedly high. I was excited about the knock-up effect until I saw it in action and, well, it just wasn't too great. I'm not expecting a crazy boss battle mechanic, but I'd just like for the enemy to actually go somewhere. Away, preferably. And the spell I used definitely didn't knock anything up on each tick, only on the last one, and then only if it felt like it. Yes, I understand this is a bug, but this column wasn't about what I hope will happen, but my impressions of what I actually saw. I have faith that when it goes live, this spell will be as awesome as it needs to be, but as it stands now, I was just plain let down.
8-30-2008 @ 9:23PM
@Belazor:Sounded like he thought it was a bug to me too. I think you are reading into to it too much tbh.
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