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Re: Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling - nerf!

http://imgur.com/qEQ7HRU,tWarxpo,NtEfpzR,Cux4dYz,IaiDsbm Here's a couple screenshots with partial combat logs. SS 1 and 3 are Thunderbolt doing 2-pet dmg to a single opponent pet, the last 2 are Cyclone so you can ignore those. SS#2 is Arcane Storm behaving normally (btw did you notice that it now ...
by Poofah
October 31st, 2014, 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling - nerf!
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling - nerf!

Cyclone is behaving normally as far as I can tell. It's hitting 1 in 3 pets roughly over a bunch of fights. With Raindance it hits a lot, as expected, but not 100% -- I've had it miss multiple times. But Thunderbolt is acting strangely. I've had it hit a lone pet for 296 or 197, which would be the r...
by Poofah
October 31st, 2014, 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling - nerf!
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Tail Sweep change on beta

Elementals are supposed to ignore only the negative effects of weathers; there was a change in 5.4 to make Elementals benefit from Sandstorm's damage reduction shield. That seems to have been rolled back in 6.0, and there's no indication that it was intended.
by Poofah
October 29th, 2014, 1:44 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Tail Sweep change on beta
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: Tail Sweep change on beta

The sandstorm bug is still there, ie elementals currently do not benefit from the sandstorm shield.
by Poofah
October 29th, 2014, 8:22 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Tail Sweep change on beta
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: Tail Sweep change on beta

The Tail Sweep change is live now. It works properly when same speed, ie it deals the low-end dmg. The Arcane Slash bug appears to also have been fixed.
by Poofah
October 29th, 2014, 1:41 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Tail Sweep change on beta
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: 6.0.2 First impressions

Now it's almost always 4 and 3 because I need most or all high hits to finish them off in the old number of turns without a miss. Yes, this should be typical. The new abilities tend more strongly to the average expected damage over 3+ turns, and the expected damage is less generous than the old abi...
by Poofah
October 28th, 2014, 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: 6.0.2 First impressions
Replies: 42
Views: 1727

Re: An Awfully Big Adventure

On a side point not being in the beta how do we get an Elekk Plushie. Well I mean how hard is it for a tailor to get the pattern and make one? The currency to buy recipes is on a daily cooldown, and Plushie costs 5. So Plushies will appear on day 5 at the earliest. You can start making the currency...
by Poofah
October 28th, 2014, 10:10 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: An Awfully Big Adventure
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Re: H/H Iron Starlette

It's rare for some reason, at least compared to other starlettes -- maybe 1 in 40 or 1 in 50 is HH. You can see AH stats for it here https://theunderminejournal.com/#illidan/battlepet/1387 Ofc there's roughly a zillion starlettes up on AH atm, and not everybody knows or cares about pet breeds, so it...
by Poofah
October 27th, 2014, 8:48 am
 
Forum: Pet Collecting
Topic: H/H Iron Starlette
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: 6.0.2 First impressions

Doesn't Bite still have the old 10% variance? I know they took it off the abilites they moved to the new system, but I thought they left it on the abilities they didn't? There wasn't any mention of these abilities when they changed Crush/Steam Vent/etc., so I assumed they were left unchanged. But a...
by Poofah
October 26th, 2014, 3:37 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: 6.0.2 First impressions
Replies: 42
Views: 1727

Re: did they nerf pets or boost nitun?

.having curse of doom > haunt > dive (which missed) > water jet > howl > surge took him out flat.... Try just Geyser, Whirlpool, swap, Howl, Surge of Power. Valk should be superfluous. Or try Valk/Summit Kid: Doom, Haunt, Chew, Stampede. The easiest approach for all the BoF is to queue up some dama...
by Poofah
October 24th, 2014, 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: did they nerf pets or boost nitun?
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Tail Sweep change on beta

Are they doing the same to Alpha Strike? I assumed Arcane Slash was meant to be functionally distinct from Alpha Strike. But if they're going to apply this mechanic to Tail Sweep as well, then they should really give this treatment to all of the 'if first'/'if last' attacks. It's very stupid that Al...
by Poofah
October 23rd, 2014, 5:12 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Tail Sweep change on beta
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: Cursed Birman and Widget the Departed thoughts

if somewhat strange that Prowl is not consumed. On the other hand, it would be strange if an opponent could clear off your Prowl by intentionally attacking into a reflective damage shield, and thereby avoid an even bigger Prowl hit next turn. That would be punishing you for using your own abilities.
by Poofah
October 23rd, 2014, 9:42 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Cursed Birman and Widget the Departed thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 1080

Re: 6.0.2 First impressions

It does. Essentially you choose among 10% variance (normal distribution), 20 base dmg** 20% variance (bimodal distribution), 21 base dmg 30% variance (bimodal distribution), 22 base dmg **edit** this appears to be wrong -- it seems that Bite and other 100% accuracy abilities now have completely fixe...
by Poofah
October 22nd, 2014, 12:48 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: 6.0.2 First impressions
Replies: 42
Views: 1727

Re: PetBattleTeams addon and tomorrow's launch

Jerebear wrote:In PBT I had to unlock a team, drag the new pet in, redo my abilities (they always seemed to reset on me when I dragged a new pet into the team), and the lock the team again.


If you right click PBT's menu icon, there's a 'automatically save teams' option, 2nd from bottom.
by Poofah
October 22nd, 2014, 12:41 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: PetBattleTeams addon and tomorrow's launch
Replies: 93
Views: 5688

Re: 6.0.2 First impressions

I however would like to know when Bite becomes better. ... 378*1+283*4=1510 ... If the opponent has <1400 health (and you only spam Tail Slap), Tail Slap performs similar or better in any situation. This is not quite true. What if the opponent has exactly 300 health? Tail Slap has a 50% chance to k...
by Poofah
October 21st, 2014, 4:10 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: 6.0.2 First impressions
Replies: 42
Views: 1727

Re: WoD and Pet battle mechanics?

Don't get me wrong, I like the idea and the concept of new pets, but I was hoping in more substantial additions to pet system. Yes, there's nothing fundamentally new. It's a missed opportunity imo. Also, although there are plenty of new pets, there are very few new abilities, which is what really d...
by Poofah
October 21st, 2014, 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: WoD and Pet battle mechanics?
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: PetBattleTeams addon and tomorrow's launch

Curiosity, but what function of PetBattleTeams did you find lacking in Rematch? Simplicity. PBT is seamless, it acts as an extension of your normal pet journal. You don't have to open a separate addon, you don't have to click 'save' all the time. Rematch has more features, but I'm happier to manage...
by Poofah
October 20th, 2014, 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: PetBattleTeams addon and tomorrow's launch
Replies: 93
Views: 5688

Re: Cursed Birman and Widget the Departed thoughts

Devour... well I just can't seem to play correctly with this(and similar abilities). They do pretty low damage but if they kill they heal for alot. But I'm sure it is only me, but I have a hard time timing it correctly. Devour is a 'win more' ability and is pretty bad against real opponents. You ne...
by Poofah
October 20th, 2014, 10:33 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Cursed Birman and Widget the Departed thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 1080

Re: Decoy buff or AoE bug?

Oh no this is a new change with 6.0 - AOE attacks used to be considered 3 attacks, now they are considered one and thus, are now perfectly and OP countered with Decoy. It's not all the AoEs, it's only Avalanche/Thunderbolt/Whirlwind/Arcane Storm and Cleave/Carpnado/Grave Destruction when we get tho...
by Poofah
October 19th, 2014, 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Decoy buff or AoE bug?
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Decoy buff or AoE bug?

Yes. Avalanche/Thunderbolt/Whirlwind/Arcane Storm now use the 'split X dmg among opponents' mechanic, instead of 'deal X/3 dmg to each opponent'. This type of AoE now gets completely blocked by 1 charge of Decoy/Frost Barrier, presumably because these put a 'block' as a field effect (but it still wo...
by Poofah
October 19th, 2014, 8:35 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Decoy buff or AoE bug?
Replies: 8
Views: 221
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