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11-15-2011 @ 5:11PM
The GCD is a requirement for an MMO. SWTOR has one too.
11-15-2011 @ 5:19PM
EQ2 does not.Many, many other MMOs do not (they instead rely on the cooldown of an individual ability to stop massive spamming, as well as the invisible animation cooldown before you can pop another ability.) Please, don't take WoW + TOR = all MMOs.It can be done without a GDC.
11-15-2011 @ 5:40PM
It's true that EQ2 doesn't have a WoW style GCD, but the combinations of all those cooldowns serves the same purpose: to prevent people with twitchy fingers (or clever macros) and low latency from launching 10 attacks a second.The question is, can an MMO work without some mechanism to throttle player action rate.
11-15-2011 @ 5:58PM
Hey Dril, you know that "invisible animation cooldown" you're talking about? Yeah, that's the GCD.
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