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    Spell Batching confirmed for Classic WoW

    Another blue post about Classic is upon us and this time it covers Spell Batching. This was an issue that was brought up when the Classic Demo from Blizzcon was released and people noticed there was not spell batching.


    So what is spell batching?

    Before Warlords of Draenor spells were processed every server tick instead of happening in the order they were performed. This means before WoD things like two mages sheeping each other at the same time could occur where as in today's WoW that is nearly impossible. Some more notable mechanics brought up by reddit user xjum are not being able to fear opponents kidney shot, frost nova and jumping your opponent's stun, vanishing a death coil, and any other interaction between spells that would be exclusively possible on the old system. An example he links is this time stamped video of a rogue gouging a mages blink because he predicted when the mage would use it.

    Go to 1:20 in video


    At the end of the day having spell batching is a necessary component to make Classic WoW's PVP as authentic as possible and when the demo didn't have it people were a little worried.

    But have no fear

    Blizzard states this in their Blue Post

    as with many other areas of WoW Classic, authenticity is our primary concern.
    For WoW Classic, we’re moving spell casts to a low-priority loop that will cause them to be processed at the frequency that best fits how the game actually played in version 1.12. Two mages will be able to Polymorph each other somewhat reliably, resulting in two sheep nervously pacing around at range. Two warriors will be able to Charge one another, and the end result will be both warriors standing stunned in each other’s original location.
    This is a massive announcement for Classic's authenticity. These last 2-3 weeks have been a breathe of fresh air when it comes to communication from the Classic WoW team over at Blizzard. We have had 3+ blue posts and all of them not only address concerns but announce a fix to them that seems to be the most vanilla route they can take.
    Last edited by Kenneth; 03-28-2019 at 11:57 AM.

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    Originally Posted by Kenneth View Post
    These last 2-3 weeks have been a breathe of fresh air when it comes to communication from the Classic WoW team over at Blizzard.
    Diablow team, Bloody well TAKE. NOTE.

  3. Thanks Kenneth (1 members gave Thanks to TehVoyager for this useful post)
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    Originally Posted by TehVoyager View Post
    Diablow team, Bloody well TAKE. NOTE.
    I don't know what Diablo can do to compete with POE at this point. Especially with POE 4.0 being announced in November.

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    Maybe not be a phone game

    or talk to its community

    or listen to its community

    or fire its upper management idiots and rehire BlizzNorth

    or just generally do the opposite of what they're doing now

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