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7-30-2011 @ 2:58PM
As far as the RNG complaints, I am in agreement that it can be pretty harsh, but that it shouldn't be removed out right. Instead I'm hoping that they change around some of the talents so that it becomes possible to "force" the RNG in our favor, kind of like Frost.For those who are unfamiliar, remember that Frost dps depends heavily on FoF procs. However, FoF doesn't suffer nearly as much from RNG droughts like Hot Streak because frost mages can spec so that their pet's frost nova will trigger 2 stacks of FoF and can continue to have good dmg even if lady luck is hatin' like a beast.Point is, if Fire were given the ability to, occasionally, force a Hot Streak proc then Fire's love hate with RNG would be calmed down a bit and Fire players would feel a lot more control over their dmg. I personally prefer the idea to give fire a FoF-esque ability to make scorch instant cast and be a guaranteed crit. So your blasting away, holding on to a "Fingers of FAYA" (NNF) proc, when you see your last fireball nail the, oh, lets say warlock, for a big fat crit. You then smack em with an instant-crit Scrotch, BOOM, Hot Streak proc pyroblast to the face/Combustion/roflmao and scene.Course, easier said than implemented, and a new balancing around the mechanic would be needed, but ain't that always the way?
7-30-2011 @ 3:29PM
I'd rather that every non crit increases the chance to crit. Say you have 10% crit chance and you're spamming fireball. After 5 non crit fireballs your chance is now 35%. Fireball #6 crits and your chance is 10% again. Make it a talent that it only affects fireball and we're good.
7-30-2011 @ 9:16PM
Two issues with that suggestion:1. It doesn't really help with the Hot Streak droughts being a harsh on dps or alleviate the major dependency on RNG. Sure, it does make it more likely, but fire's rotation wouldn't budge and no active thought on the part of the mage is needed with this change. 2. Granted, it would be a dps boon. It's basically the *original* combustion all over again, but made passive and always active. Even only effecting fireball, you know, our main nuke, puts this kind of talent far too strong to merit in my opinion.What I liked about Frost (and yeah, PvE frost is lower, but played well its fun as hell and quite near viable) and would love to see brought to Fire is that it takes some active juggling of forcing your procs to happen while at the same time not wasting RNG procs as well.
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