Blizzard is asking for feedback on class balance in the Mists of Pandaria Beta. This article continues our coverage of hunter-related discussions in the thread. You’ll find all of Ghostcrawler’s and Crithto’s posts regarding hunters in MoP in the WHH MoP Hunter Guide.
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Lokrick wrote, “Explosive Shot mechanics. Some time ago, GC announced that explosive shot would join other effects in having “ignite” mechanics. We have been testing it recently to model it in Simc and FemaleDwarf. The mechanics have clearly been changed, but don’t match the typical ignite model. For example individual ticks to crit and debuff changes on the target affect the damage of future ticks. Further, some damage appears not to get rolled into the ignite-style debuff. We have looked at a few models (e.g., the ES under LnL don’t do ignite but other do, crit dmg is subtracted from the dot pool, etc.). So far the models don’t correctly model crits. Can you please explain the actual and/or planned future mechanics here?” [link]
Crithto replied, “The version in your current build has a bug with this rolling periodic-type effect on Explosive Shot in particular. That’s been fixed for the next beta build. I believe, in that build, it’s not counting the extra initial periodic tick that Explosive Shot deals when calculating the rolling damage. Regardless, fixed for the next build.” [link]
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