Skip to Content
4-09-2011 @ 3:00PM
My solution for Ignite Munching is to rework the entire ignite talent from the ground up. Instead, work it so that it is like this:- Procs on every crit, periodic or not- Stores a "percentage" of that crit as a DoT, say...10%.- Lasts ten seconds (Plenty of time for even lesser geared fire mages to get a crit)- Each time it procs again, the new ignite number is added on to the old one.- To prevent obvious balance issues, the DoT is capped at, say...2.5x your current spell power, or something similar.Thoughts?
4-09-2011 @ 8:50PM
I don't know why it can't be like many other dots and go "a more powerful effect is already active" meaning small ignites won't kill off the large ignites.
4-10-2011 @ 1:15AM
That's already how it works, but the problem comes when you get two crits right in a row. Say you get a Hot Streak proc, so you finish casting your current fireball, then Pyroblast! and they both crit. The game can't recognize that short of a time frame so it adds one of those spell crits to your ignite (don't remember which, the one that hits slightly before or after), and the other one is just a free bit of direct damage that isn't applied to the DoT.Or perhaps you get a crit in the first two seconds of Ignite moving up to its 6 second duration as opposed to its 4 second duration (when you get another crit to stack on ignite, it increases the duration to 6), the new crit completely overwrites your previous ignite leaving you with a smaller ignite than you should have had.The biggest problem comes from the fact that DoTs can crit and munch your big crits in either of the cases, but they're trying to fix that in the next patch by making it so DoT crits don't trigger ignite.
4-10-2011 @ 2:33AM
Well, that's kind of what the point of this new method is - it minimizes munching by having a "cap" that you can go towards, so any crits over the cap just extend the DoT, even if they munch.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.