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10-08-2011 @ 8:06PM
Not sure if a bunch of tornadoes = a hurricane, but A+ for skill and effort!!Now I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth but, wouldn't it be cool if it actually looked like an actual hurricane? Although personally, I don't know how hard it would be to make a spiral swirl of clouds with a hole in the middle aesthetically pleasing!
10-08-2011 @ 8:09PM
...And half my comment is gone from the first paragraph...Not sure if a bunch of tornadoes = a hurricane, but A+ for skill and effort!! It's very unique and I would play a boomkin just for this animation alone.
10-08-2011 @ 8:10PM
of course a typhoon is not a giant wave either...
10-08-2011 @ 8:26PM
@themightysven Yes. I believe that's what we call a Tsunami.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HurricaneNote the title picture with the swirl of clouds with hole in middle, as indicated in my above post.For good measure:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TyphoonAlso note the title picture with the swirl of clouds with hole in middle, as indicated in my above post.
10-08-2011 @ 9:11PM
Tornadoes and Hurricanes are not the same thing. I don't understand why Blizz made this change. A hurricane is one giant storm, not a bunch of little cyclones. Tornadoes are much smaller by comparison, like the new animation. Sure, the animation is nice, but i much prefer one big storm over a bunch of little ones. Without the giant storm cloud above it it just looks weak. If anything, they should have just updated the storm cloud to look more like a real (massive, rotating) hurricane cloud.
10-08-2011 @ 9:28PM
@thundrcrackr I agree. Then again this is Blizzard and I just realized that themightysven was referencing the spell Typhoon and not the natural phenomenon. So there's another example of someone just kinda going with a storm/water theme and not exactly going true to nature.Still: The More You Know eh? :P
10-08-2011 @ 9:58PM
As a native Floridian I would like to point out that tornadoes are a common occurrance during hurricanes, so this actually DOES make sense. :p
10-08-2011 @ 10:12PM
At least the damage animation make more sense. As someone who has been through many hurricanes, lightning is not much of a concern compared to the wind, rain and storm surge.
10-08-2011 @ 11:18PM
@Chance Thats untrue, the secondary effects depend on where you live, in Mexico they just cause some isolated storms and rainy climate on other parts of the country.
10-08-2011 @ 11:21PM
I'm with thundrcrackr. A hurricane when you look at it is a massive storm-cloud system. I think tornadoes are fine, but removing the cloud formation is a huge mistake. Overall I think the new animation as is looks terrible comparied to the old one. If they put the cloud formation back in, then they might have something cooking, but without the clouds it just looks pretty stupid.
10-08-2011 @ 11:56PM
@LolzThat must be after the Hurricane has already broken up and worn itself out going over the mountains to reach Mexico cause no hurricane is just isolated storms. Its one giant massive storm. Unless you're talking about just getting hit by the feter bands (little bits of storms along the outer rim). If you get hit full on by a hurricane the whole area in that storm is getting hit by rain and the winds, its the winds and the churning of the storm that creates the tornadoes and if you ain't getting those 70+ MPH winds its not a hurricane, its a tropical storm or less.
10-09-2011 @ 2:19AM
@Chance I should have clarified, I was talking about the effects on areas in which a hurricane doesn't hit directly.Anyway, hurricanes only cause tornados when they clash with cold air, so it depends on the location.
10-09-2011 @ 2:44AM
Well then this new spell effect should only work in Northrend.
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