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new mana regen style it seems

Postby vyaine » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:45 am

first off sorry if this has been posted already, i did a quick search and didnt see anything clearly defined about this. anyways this video came up on mmo-champion with the new beta build http://files.filefront.com/regenmechavi ... einfo.html
showing a diff style of mana regen. depending on the mechanics behind it, this could be blizzs new way of countering the higher spell costs and from what ive seen a lack of mp5 on gear. could be helpful for oting and such as well where it seems to be fairly easy to go oom fast.

anyone else have any thoughts on this?
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Postby Forlorn » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:38 pm

Its mostly a visual thing it seems. I am still ultimatley getting back the same amount of mana just that i can see it happening real time.

Might let you slip a spell ina moment or 2 sooner.

However I'll say this, while soloing ret all mana problems are gone the same is not true when soloing prot. That alone will probably have me speccing ret to level if im not running an instance (and even then i may just run it ret since the early ones are totally tankable as ret in prot gear).
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Postby Obrimos » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:39 pm

The actual changes probably aren't major, but it will give us abilities a little faster overall.

And it's much more exciting :D.
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Postby Loendoran » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:39 pm

What exactly does it look like? Does it have a special graphic now?
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Postby Lore » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:43 pm

There's a video linked in the OP, but basically regen is constant now, it's not by ticks. You can see each point as it accumulates.
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Postby Andryana » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:44 pm

You get mana/energy instantly instead of waiting 5 seconds(2 seconds in energy i think).

Watch the video :)
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Postby Loendoran » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:49 pm

I'm at work, so sadly I cannot watch the video... :(
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Postby Lore » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:01 pm

Put one finger in the air to your left.

Now slowly move your finger over to the right.

That's it.
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Postby Snake-Aes » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:08 pm

Lore wrote:Put one finger in the air to your left.

Now slowly move your finger over to the right.

That's it.
It's like the Egyptian way of denying people's requests.
turn your head to the right
then turn your head to the left
turn your head to the right
then turn your head to the left
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Postby vyaine » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:10 pm

ah well, guess i got my hopes up for nothing then. oh well, decent animation for bars i dont use is still good i suppose
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Postby Spectrum » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:16 pm

I actually have two comments on this:

First, I wonder if it's actually chunked, but just chunked into 1/10th of a second increments instead of every 2 seconds. If you have 200 mana regen / second and it counts everyone individually then that would be a UNIT_MANA UI event every frame. That's a lot of extra processing.

The second is that a nice side effect of this is that you'll really be able to see when you're in the 5SR or not because the rate will be visible. That will be nice and I wish it was something more people are aware of.
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Postby Levantine » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:18 pm

Andryana wrote:You get mana/energy instantly instead of waiting 5 seconds(2 seconds in energy i think).

Watch the video :)


So much wrong here. T.T
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Postby Andryana » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:22 pm

Then correct instead of only saying that? A lot more constructive.

The mana/energy ticks are instant.. it doesn't change MP5, just bad wording from me.
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Postby Levantine » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:24 pm

Mana regens in two second pulses in it's current iteration. Energy I'm not sure on actually. It may be two seconds, now that I think about it.
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Postby Snake-Aes » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:26 pm

It's 2 seconds.
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