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11-15-2011 @ 6:52PM
An MMO must have some kind of GCD for three main reasons:1.- It controls the amount of packets sent and received over the network.2.- It allows players with high latency to play just fine, at least PvE.3.- It helps to keep the game balance.Every MMO has some kind of GCD, even animations are used for that (like in DCUO, for example, where you have to wait for an animation to end to use another skill in most cases).On a side note, I've seen a lot of people whining in the forums because they have "lag". OMG I HAVE LAG, 100ms OMG... guess what? You're fine, this is not an FPS. As long as your numbers are in the green, you can play as intended by Blizzard. I can play perfectly both PvE and PvP with my 180ms - 250ms, thanks to the GCD.
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