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3-25-2009 @ 1:14PM
Are you kidding me? to hell with 'lose the RNG' I don't want a lousy static guild wars! I hope diablo 3 is packed by RNG!
3-25-2009 @ 1:33PM
Yes please more RNG.My dream is that one day a lvl 74 in quest greens will be able to one shot an epiced lvl 80 because of a lucky crit.wait, what?
3-25-2009 @ 2:57PM
"our survivability is the lowest amongst any of the classes"Hello? Warlocks?The thesis of this article is based around the premise that Warlocks don't exist.
3-25-2009 @ 2:58PM
Only problem with echoing Chase saying "lose the RNG" is that this article had exactly zero mention of any random occurences.All the abilities mentioned work 100% of the time, if used against what they're intended to prevent. Evasion not preventing magical damage isn't RNG, it's intended that way. Cloak of Shadows not preventing physical damage isn't RNG, it's intended. You use Cloak against casters and Evasion against physical, and if someone does both, then you have to use both.QQ all you want about RNG, but make sure it applies to actual RNG, not just things you don't like about your abilities. If you want a shield wall, say "I want a shield wall" not "our abilities are too random", because they definitely are not, they are simply limited in scope.
3-25-2009 @ 3:03PM
@muffin_of_chaos"Hello? Warlocks?The thesis of this article is based around the premise that Warlocks don't exist."He didn't say the lowest, he said amongst the lowest. Seems a fair assessment.
3-25-2009 @ 3:06PM
@ HeiligSwing and a miss. The article is complaining that all of our defenses work with a RNG. Evasion is not 100%, the random number generator decides if we get hit even while having evasion up. Same for Cloak of Shadows, big help popping CoS does when the RNG decides that a fear is going to get through anyway.
3-25-2009 @ 3:20PM
Heilig, his point was that ALL the defensive cooldowns have a chance of not working. At all. Evasion increases dodge by 50% and reduce chance of being hit by ranged attacks 25%. Even if you have 40% dodge without evasion, that still gives a 10% chance of getting hit. Or a 10^-2 chance of getting hit twice. Or a 10^-3 chance of getting hit 3 times.... you get my point. The exact same thing with Cloak of Shadows. That gives a 1/10000 chance of cloak of shadows not working on anything (assuming someone is spamming spells at you every GCD). Although, it did seem odd how he seque'd into a "I hate hybrids" column halfway through.
3-25-2009 @ 4:14PM
@ AvrusYou're so wrong it hurts. I was directly quoting.
3-25-2009 @ 9:45PM
muffinyou also just happened to not quote the part before that, so your 'direct quote', should really be, "However, the fact remain that outside of long-duration cooldowns used in quick succession, our survivability is the lowest amongst any of the classes."Not saying warlocks arent messed up atm either, but base your argument on the actual quote, not something pulled out of its context.
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