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4-08-2010 @ 7:37PM
"In fact, the developers want to penalize spamming dispels by allowing dispel abilities to consume mana even when there's no target. This means players will need to proactively dispel"Reactively. Spamming dispels (currently) is proactive dispelling. Dropping cleansing totem and popping an Abolish effect are proactive dispelling. "Proactive" means anticipating a problem and acting against that problem before it happens, so that it's addressed when it happens.The design philosophy encourages, perhaps even demand, not attempting a dispel until there's something to dispel; this is reactive, not proactive.
4-08-2010 @ 10:15PM
What're you trying to say, AJ? Sandslice, thank you for writing this as it saves me some time doing the same thing.I can't stand that they're taking away this proactive nature of dispelling (that you can't spam dispel advantageously.) It took a lot more skill to be able to correctly anticipate certain CC's in PvP than it will to simply have to wait for your friend to turn into a sheep to realize "oh, I gotsta clik teh dispel key naow." Never has the issue been "mindlessly spamming" the dispel button just "hoping" to get something dispelled sooner or later. I am appalled that Blizzard is going against this kind of, well, proactive planning and foresight that has always set apart the strongest players and their bumbling counterparts.Well, I ended up writing a lot anyway :x
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