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#4464308 Apparently Ganking Is A Big Deal (Video)

Posted stalebagel on 01 August 2015 - 01:01 PM

i love her beautiful porcelain skin, she would look great in my doll collection

#4460828 Anyone bored? Here, enjoy this video of a very salty mage!

Posted Tezah on 27 July 2015 - 02:01 PM


#4460189 Buff sustained, nerf bursts

Posted Hidden on 26 July 2015 - 03:44 AM

Two issues:

1. You ignore that the extreme burst is in many cases caused by stacked buffs (possibly in addition to crits/multistrikes), not certain abilities hitting too hard baseline.

2. You cannot just arbitrarily nerf high damage abilities and buff low damage abilities without completely messing up the spec in many cases or causing even more imbalances.

Let's take Moonkin as an example (all calculations exclude PvP trinkets/cooldowns for obvious reasons):

Starfire base damage can be as low as 20k at 2.5 seconds cast time in full PvP gear.

When stacking Mastery with a mastery weapon proc, you can get up to 100% mastery at peak Eclipse (or during Celestial Alignment) increasing Starfire damage by up to 100%.
Trinket proc can increase your spell power and subsequently Starfire damage by ~20%.
Celestial Alignment increases damage by another 20%.
Incarnation increases damage by another ~14%.
Lunar Empowerment (triggered by casting Starsurge) increases damage by another 30%.

Euphoria reduces Starfire cast time by 20% during Lunar Empowerment.
4pc PvP reduced Starfire cast time by another 30% for 6 seconds after casting Starsurge.
Troll Berserking (assuming highest damage racial) increases haste by another 15%.

A crit would then increase total damage by another 50%.
A crit multistrike would then increase total damage by another 30%.

If Empowered Moonkin procs during the cast, you get a second cast instantly afterwards.

All of this results in:

20k -> 85k with damage buffs/procs
85k -> 166k with crit and multistrike crit
166k -> 332k with Empowered Moonkin proc during cast

2.5s -> 1.2s with Euphoria/4pc/Berserking

Thus the damage potential goes up from 20k on a 2.5 seconds cast to between 85k and 332k depending on RNG on a 1.2 seconds cast.

Your method suggests to just nerf Starfire and buff the other abilities. Since Starsurge and Wrath have rather similar burst potential, the only other abilities left would be Moonfire/Sunfire. Since Blizzard doesn't want abilities to be balanced completely differently in PvE and PvP, they'd be looking at PvE numbers where, for single target, Moonfire/Sunfire only make up ~20% of total damage. Thus if you wanted to nerf the abilities with high burst potential (Starfire/Wrath/Starsurge) by e.g. 20%, you'd have to increase Moonfire/Sunfire damage by 80% to make up for that. Not only would that make Moonkins ridiculous for multi target fights in PvE, it would also increase their spread pressure in arena matches even further, exchanging their burst for multi-target DPS that you cannot outheal.

In the end, a case by case approach makes a lot more sense than your generalized suggestion. E.g. for Warriors it might make sense to spread out damage a bit more between abilities (lower MS/Execute for Arms, higher WW/Slam for Arms, lower SD/Siegebreaker for Fury, higher BT for Fury) while for casters I believe Blizzard needs to make changes to the game across the board before they can make any sweeping changes to certain specs.

#4454144 Faction specific gladiator?

Posted stalebagel on 16 July 2015 - 12:45 PM

i'm sure donjewberg will turn up to combat all the bongwater faction transfers

#4454225 Solar Beam not working

Posted Freshqtz on 16 July 2015 - 02:32 PM

Try applying faerie swarm right before you root beam, slowing your target right before you do it seems to prevent it from bugging out (at least in my experience).

#4454186 Solar Beam not working

Posted Siuox on 16 July 2015 - 01:31 PM

ya buggy as fuck

if you dont want to play lottery never "blanket" beam root just try to hit it on cast

#4452665 Remove mages from the game

Posted Maxish on 14 July 2015 - 03:27 AM

who wants to live and love with me in my new country san shattercicso

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the national dish is lamb and life expectancy is 40% dampening

#4452461 Balancing HPS

Posted ProdeGaming on 13 July 2015 - 07:21 PM

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Doesn't matter how much Execution Sentence or other burst spells are nerfed.(or long cd/low frequence spells) About 2% of their healing goes into HPS, they are ~meaningless for HPS.
Battle Fatigue can directly reduce HPS. The only other way to reduce HPS, to specifically nerf casted heals, such as Flash, Divine Light, WoG. That isn't better than Battle Fatigue and there is no other way to effectively reduce HPS, and HPS vs DPS are not balanced.

HPS ~38k  vs  ~24k DPS  (dps of 2 players)

#4451372 Remove mages from the game

Posted Glink on 11 July 2015 - 10:41 PM

Everytimr you cast polymorph your bank account wires money to the player you polymorph equivalent to the amount of gametine they are missing out on.

#4450982 New hack?

Posted ROKMODE on 11 July 2015 - 03:05 AM

obligatory "how can you guys still play this shit game 17 seasons into the game"

#4449959 New hack?

Posted Zzx on 09 July 2015 - 02:20 AM

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goobler discovers aj

#4386280 Bow down to your 6.1 overlords (mages)

Posted Lolflay on 13 February 2015 - 12:21 AM

View PostInfernion, on 13 February 2015 - 12:12 AM, said:

Cmon... You can't possibly be serious calling LSD one of the worst comps in the game?

Everything Jaime is playing is unpopular and hard to play, get with the times man.

Jaime is like, the filter of what's worthy and what's not. He's full of pride, afterall.

#4374443 Why burst of speed can't be nerfed

Posted Okayenhance on 28 January 2015 - 04:36 AM

View PostStealthsultn, on 28 January 2015 - 04:30 AM, said:

The reason everyone hates hunters is that hunters have all the advantages of being a mele with non of the drawbacks and all of the advantages of being a caster with non of the drawbacks.

This. Exactly this.

#4366313 Having a discussion with a friend about when 3.0 ret pallies became OP

Posted ROKMODE on 21 January 2015 - 04:19 AM


#4364335 demon bolt stealth nerfed by 25*% in pvp

Posted Kelberot on 19 January 2015 - 01:43 PM

View PostSiuox, on 19 January 2015 - 04:04 AM, said:

blizzard doesn't like warlocks I guess