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10-03-2009 @ 1:05PM
I actually kind of wonder about the Flamestrike "bug fix." Ranks 7, 8 , and 9 are the ones that currently have a casting time of three seconds, which means that if the cast time is a bug/error, it's been in the game since the earliest days of BC (rank 7 Flamestrike is available at level 64). Myself, I had just figure it was following the trend of increasing cast times with ranks, like how Fireball started out at 1.5 (those were the days) and now lasts somewhere around 3 minutes...or at least seems to. :)Now, I admit that I'm not a programmer, WoW has 14 gajillion lines of code and changing one thing can cascade into tsuanmis like so many quantum butterflys and ex cetra, but it seems weird that it would sit so long at three seconds if the intended casting time was two seconds. On the other, I can't really see a reason why Bliz would dress up a buff as a bug/error fix, either.Dunno, the whole thing just seems a bit odd.
10-03-2009 @ 2:03PM
It's easy to see. When adding the new entries into the table for the higher ranks at BC release, someone either miskeyed or was just had the wrong number in their head with regards to casting time for that spell. Later, people saw the longer cast time at the higher ranks, but because that's not entirely unheard of for spells (as you note), no one reported it as a bug because they thought it was intentional. It was probably only upon reviewing all these spells for the kind of changes they've been making this patch that someone actually noticed this who knew it wasn't meant to be.
10-03-2009 @ 8:58PM
thks for the the tech info (programming still makes me a confused panda), but, raid-wise? is flammestrike a better option then blizzard for fire mages?(without any kinda of math, i can see a flamestrike then blizzard then flamestrike and so on, but i would love some numbers :) )
10-04-2009 @ 12:33AM
They're also disguising (perhaps) the Rejuvenation 'nerf' (which honestly needs to be incoming anyway, tree is boring when the most effective line of action is applying two spells to the raid) as a bugfix, similarly to this Flamestrike 'buff'. Which is fine and all, but to tell me that nobody correctly identified this behavior (or the Rejuv behavior) as unintended in the year+ it has existed is preposterous.
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