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Friday, June 19, 2009

Praat geen poep!

Sorry for the Dutch title. Translated it means "Don't talk shit". It is funny in Dutch because it is not usual word usage. The sentence in itself is a direct translation, word for word, from English to dutch.
Anyway it refers to Blizzard PTR patchnotes. It is talking shit.

What the hell does this mean: Ranks 4 and 5 base points reduced by about 11%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.

??? Any idea anyone?

I think it might refer to a system like items. An item has x points to spread. Some in agility, some in stamina etc. If I am correct it means that in case of mangle, mangle is reduced by 11%.

If so I did a bit of calculation.
Instead of 5.9k dps on General Vezax I would do about 5.5k. The value was really close to 5% dps loss. One thing though, this os on a fight where you can non stop use the boss as a target dummy. Other fights, like Yogg where you mangle more then Shred and Rip, you will see more dps lost.

Still only guessing. Tell me if someone at Blizzard grew some brains and tried to explain to us how the internal point value of abilities is used. Bogus patchnotes imo.

Here is the (Dutch) "song" by Dingetje. I think I was 10 at the time this was a "hit". Prolly 20 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. The guestimates that I've been reading indicate a nerf to the base damage, ie, if the attack is 600damage + Bonus from Str/Agi/AP/etc, then the 600 will take a 11% hit and become 534 + Bonus from Str/Agi/AP/etc. Anyway, thats my guess, can't wait to test it on the PTR.