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10-07-2009 @ 12:48PM
I think that using consecrate to test it was a mistake. You're looking at the logs and seeing the following sequence:vanish at time 0consecrate hits at time 0vanish is lost at time 1consecrate hits again at time 1This is completely expected. You are concluding from this sequence that the first tick (at time 0) is the one pulling you out of vanish a second later, but it is not. It is actually the second tic, at time 1. Frequently, on combat logs, the effects of things show up before the trigger itself. For example, my paladin gains "vengence" (a buff from causing a critical strike) before the crit damage itself is logged. In your consecration example, the vanish is dispelled on the *second* tick, not belatedly by the first tick.I applaud your effort to test this and to include logs, but I think your test conditions are flawed. A better test would be to duel a mage friend, vanish in melee range, and have him cast exactly ONE arcane explosion the moment he sees you disappear. If the new fix is working, the arcane explosion should not take you out of vanish, at cast time, or one second later. If your hypothesis is correct, that the damage in the first second is causing vanish to break the subsequent second, then you'll drop out of stealth one second after casting vanish.
10-07-2009 @ 2:16PM
This was my interpretation as well. Certainly we shouldn't be allowed to just "stand in the fire" and be fine. As others said, I think a test with something like Arcane Explosion should clear up for good whether it's really working (which I suspect it is).
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