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Deathrind
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#0 - 2008/05/13 09:01:34 PM
Blizzard can you give a reason why the last minute SB change was made. What were the facts of the issues that required the instant cast to be reverted back to 1.5 sec (which in PVP put's it right next to the colum of useless options). Certainly there must be feedback from the PTR or data gleened elsewhere that showed staying with 1.5 cast was best.

Also how is it that you can nix a change in the patch yet forget to correct the tooltip making everyone think that the change took effect. To call this dubious is being kind at best.

Please share this information with us so we have a better understanding and clarity as to the reasons such a last minute change.

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Blue Poster
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#11 - 2008/05/13 09:11:18 PM
The instant cast was felt to just be too effective against feral druids, and so the previous cast time reduction to 'instant' was reverted through a hotfix back to 1.5 sec. If we had made the change through the patch instead of a hotfix it would have required a new build to be generated, additional testing on that build, and likely a week long delay for the release of this patch. The downside when hotfixing an ability is that the tool tip won't be updated to correctly display any changes made to the ability.