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10-09-2011 @ 1:09AM
My current beef with the current iteration of Hurricane is the cloud it creates. You can't see through it. I play with my camera panned back just enough and at the right angle that if I use it, I can't see what its hitting.Whats worse, is if I'm Tanking on my DK or Pally, and a Druid uses, I can't see anything, forcing me to turn my camera instead of focusing on doing my job (keeping you're leather-clad Chicken-ass alive).From what I've seen from the video, they removed the cloud. I applaud this.Also, the proper name for a Hurricane is "Tropical Cyclone". So, these aren't tornadoes, they're Cyclone, you guys are arguing semantics here.
10-09-2011 @ 3:11AM
Just a point of correction. These are tornadoes - you can quite clearly see that they are tornadoes. The point some have been making is that these graphics aren't quite right for the spell since the spell's name doesn't match the graphic.Cylcones are huge weather systems many miles across which, when seen from space, usually look like giant spirals of clouds. We use the words typhoon, hurricane and cyclone to refer to them depending on where in the world they are (if it happens near the Mexico / USA it's a hurricane, if it happens near Indonesia it's a typhoon, for example). While all such weather effects are Cyclones, not all cyclones are Hurricanes.The things in the new spell effect, however, are tornadoes.
10-09-2011 @ 3:30AM
Point of Correction, Synonyms for Tornado: cyclone, funnel, storm, twister, typhoon, whirlwind, wind.Second point of Correction; Basic definition of Hurricane: Violent Windstorm.Synonyms for Hurricane: blow, cyclone, gale, line storm, monsoon, storm, tempest, tornado, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, twister, typhoon, whirlwind.Like I said, arguing Semantics.
10-09-2011 @ 4:54AM
You're saying that "wind" is a synonmym for "tornado"? Tornadoes are violent columns of air which touch both the base of a cloud and the ground simultaneously. They are sometimes called "cyclones" because the winds move in a circular motion - but that doesn't make them the same thing as a hurricane. Hurricane is specifically a tropical cyclone (i.e. a significantly large storm system with a large area of low pressure in the centre) that happens in the North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific (in the South pacific and elsewhere it's called a Typhoon, and actually if the same system moves from one area to the other it's renamed. It must have sustained wind speeds of 74mph.Saying that hurricanes and tornadoes are the same thing because they can both sometimes be called "cyclones" is just wrong. It's like saying apples are fruit, tomatoes are fruit - therefore apples are tomatoes. Disagreeing with that statement isn't "arguing semantics"...
10-09-2011 @ 6:12AM
Sorry to burst your bubble there 'literaltruth', but Hurricanes have been known to produce Tornadoes.You can read up on it over at the National Weather Service National Hurricane Center website: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/tornadoes.shtml
10-09-2011 @ 7:47AM
There's no bubble to burst. I never said anywhere that hurricanes couldn't produce tornadoes. In fact that supports what I was saying, that tornadoes and hurricanes are not the same thing, which you seemed to be implying. I'm not quite sure what you think it proves in your favour. At this point I can only assume you're trolling - so I think I'll stop responding to you now.
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