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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: 7
Views: 129

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: 8
Views: 168

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: 827

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
by Poofah
October 22nd, 2014, 12:48 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: 6.0.2 First impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 1258

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: 90
Views: 5369

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: 36
Views: 1258

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: 151

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: 90
Views: 5369

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: 827

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: 7
Views: 131

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: 7
Views: 131

Re: Elemental Sandstorm bug

Yep it's back.
by Poofah
October 18th, 2014, 10:49 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Elemental Sandstorm bug
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: About Bronze Whelpling

Probably just badly coded. It's not quite the same as Alpha Strike. Alpha Strike does 15 dmg, then 10 more if faster. So there's no problem if you're same speed, it just does 15 dmg and stops. Arcane Slash has to decide whether you're faster or slower; if slower, do 14 dmg, if faster, do 25 dmg. It ...
by Poofah
October 18th, 2014, 1:15 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: About Bronze Whelpling
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: How are you preparing for WoD?

Making gold and getting teams set up for An Awfully Big Adventure.
by Poofah
October 17th, 2014, 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Pet Collecting
Topic: How are you preparing for WoD?
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: 6.0.2 First impressions

Not all 0.55 should get the *1.5 modifier, only 0.05. No? Oops! Yes, bit of a screw-up on my part: Crush, Crush, Crush, Crush = 4*((0.45*16) + (0.5*28) + (0.05*1.5*28)) = 93.2 Hawk Eye, Crush, Crush, Crush = 3*((0.2*28) + (0.8*1.5*28)) = 117.6 So it's actually not bad. And not sure if typo or not b...
by Poofah
October 17th, 2014, 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: 6.0.2 First impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 1258

Re: 6.0.2 First impressions

Hawk Eye looks quite strong, as a crit will always roll high. A P/P Quiraji Guardling should be able to push a beastly Crush with that. Crush, Crush, Crush, Crush = 4*(0.45*16 + 0.55*1.5*28) = 121.2 dmg over 4 turns Hawk Eye, Crush, Crush, Crush = 3*(0.2*28 + 0.8*1.5*28) = 117.6 dmg over 4 turns *e...
by Poofah
October 17th, 2014, 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: 6.0.2 First impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 1258

Re: 6.0.2 First impressions

Reducing randomness will still be the best choice if you have a high win rate, like it was with the previous system. While choosing randomness will be the best choice if you have a low win rate. However, the matches will be more random... On a large timescale, it's actually less random. For example...
by Poofah
October 17th, 2014, 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: 6.0.2 First impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 1258

Re: 6.0.2 First impressions

I am unsure about the hit system.... One can not calculate the opponents damage that easily, which makes your cool down usage a lot more random. I hate it. The removal of RNG was completely superficial -- at the critical decision making points in the game, there is actually more randomness than eve...
by Poofah
October 17th, 2014, 11:02 am
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: 6.0.2 First impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 1258

Re: Valks have been nerfed into obscurity

http://www.wowhead.com/petability=652 The new Haunt tooltip doesn't say anything about missing on the UD round either. I know they mentioned this change on Twitter, but there was no official mention of it, and the execution isn't very good. When Haunt misses, there's nothing ingame to explain why. T...
by Poofah
October 16th, 2014, 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Valks have been nerfed into obscurity
Replies: 19
Views: 640

Re: Valks have been nerfed into obscurity

But making it so that a pet can't use its best ability during its final two rounds alive is ridiculous. This might be a bit much, their original statement on this implied that it wouldn't be usable on 'the undead round'. Which I assumed meant that if the Valk was in its UD round when you select abi...
by Poofah
October 16th, 2014, 12:45 pm
 
Forum: Pet Battles
Topic: Valks have been nerfed into obscurity
Replies: 19
Views: 640
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