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3-29-2011 @ 6:26PM
First, silly battlenet does not seem to let us EU player reply to blog posts.Second, GC misuses the term "butterfly effect" instead of "domino effect". "butterfly" is for when there is no clear cause-effect relationship in a chain of events. This is NOT the case here: more interrupts -> instant spells more prevalent-> non-instant spells need to be even better -> balance issue. I don't see how any of this can be surprising.
3-29-2011 @ 7:43PM
Not quite. The butterfly effect is when an action has unintended consequences, not consequences that have no clear connection to their cause.The common metaphor of "a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world" isn't that there is no logical reason why a hurricane would be caused by a butterfly, it's that a single action can create a cascade of events that results in something happening miles away that SEEMS unrelated. A better metaphor, in fact, would be "the kingdom was lost for want of a nail"; making one tiny change can set off a chain reaction that throws everything else out of whack.The domino effect is similar, but the chain reaction and resulting effects are all intended.
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