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4-30-2011 @ 8:19PM
I've never played a Mage, so I must ask: can someone explain what Ignite munching is? It sounds terribly naughty.
4-30-2011 @ 8:26PM
Incoming copypasta, plus a few edits, from a few weeks ago:Ignite munching happens because of when crits actually happen in relation to each other. Take a combat log that looks like this (simplified)[15:35:01] Fireball crits for 25000.[15:35:02] Pyroblast! crits for 30000.That would work fine, and both spells would properly proc Ignite. Now look at this:[15:35:01] Fireball crits for 25000.[15:35:01] Pyroblast! crits for 30000.This situation is entirely possible if one casts a Pyroblast too soon after a Fireball - both spells hit at the same time, as far as the server is concerned. This is when Ignite munching happens. Both appear to be at the same time and the server can only handle one action, so it chooses the most recent one.It can't really stack properly because of how it procs. Blood Shield can't proc twice at the same time, so it has no problem stacking.Interchange "Pyroblast! crits for 30000" with something like "Living Bomb crits for 4500" and I think the problem is clear.
4-30-2011 @ 8:31PM
It is a lot like nacho munching.When you land a few nachos on your tongue, naturally sooner or later you will get a critical nacho.This critical nachos causes an extra DOT of flavor like hot sauce.However if your next critical nachos is less hot, then you will replace the superior nacho burn with a less fulfilling bite of hotness.
4-30-2011 @ 8:32PM
In its most evil incarnation:ZOMG an epic pyroblast crit! Ignite is gonna do a whole lot of damage now!....oh wait, my living bomb dot crit for approximately five warlock tears. Now ignite isn't doing anything. How come my awesome pyroblast ignite got overwritten by a stupid living bomb ignite? A warlock must have designed it.
4-30-2011 @ 8:50PM
Thanks, all who answered. I now feel like I'm an expert in Ignite munching, and am greatly amused to boot. I must remember to ask questions in Mage articles more often.
4-30-2011 @ 11:19PM
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5-01-2011 @ 1:27AM
is this in any way shape or form related to the scrunchies that women wear in their hair?
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