It’s a strange feeling, sleeping for roughly fourteen hours without interruption. I think this is what time travel will be like. The whole family is up and about doing things… and then all of a sudden, the whole family is up and about doing things.
EXCEPT NOW THEY HAVE DIFFERENT CLOTHES ON.
Feeling much better now thank you. Should be able to function in a virtual world again. Though abrupt camera changes (going underwater, suddenly hitting a tree or something that zooms you way the hell in) still causes Operation Vomit. Movies like Cloverfield are right out.
Walking is no longer an issue. Normally. My sense of balance is (to put it nicely) totally frucked up. If I stand up straight and close my eyes, I immediately start tipping to the left in order to compensate for an imbalance that doesn’t exist. Tipping fast. I’m talking my torso is at a 45 degree angle in a second or less.
Don’t worry, I’ve had this several times before. It usually passes in a few days.
One time in Biology class, right at the end of the day, mere minutes before class ended, the room started spinning extremely fast. There was no warning. No compromise.
You know how in, say, a dryer, you can watch a specific item of clothing as it spins around?
It’s kinda like that. But with the entire world.
I wasn’t sick. No cold. No sniffles. No cough. Nothing to indicate a sudden onset of ear infection.
After a perfectly normal school day in a collection of perfectly normal school days… BAM. Reality decides to mimic a tornado, while little old me is trapped in the middle, pleading for a swift death.
I’m betting most of you are either shopping or working again, so here’s a tiny amount of mage related content. Not too much now, December 26th is an International Sucks to be You Day.
Pyromaniac – Increases chance to critically hit by 3% and allows 30% of your mana regeneration to continue while casting.
Mages, meet bandaid. Bandaid, this is the player base.
You guys play nice now, ye hear?
Who cares about that, though? The real change is the explosion from Living Bomb now effects Hot Streak.
“Whoa. So if LB crits, and then, say, Scorch crits, that gets me a free Pyro?”
“What if… LB… say… I mean… it IS an AoE… so if the same explosion crits twice… like on two different mobs… does that…?
YES. OH YES.
Say you have two mobs. LB is on one of them. That sucker goes boom. Both mobs are crit by Living Bomb.
Hey look, free Pyroblast for you.
Three mobs? LB goes boom, all three mobs are crit. Free Pyroblast and you’re already halfway to a second free Pyro.
Three mobs, LB goes boom, two of them are crit… the third, only a regular hit. What happens?
Well… now it gets tricky.
Whether Hot Streak procs or not is dependant on what order things show up in your combat log.
For instance, let’s say you cast FFB, and it crits. You cast another one, and as soon as the second FFB finishes, you mash Fireblast. The second FFB does not crit, whereas Fireblast does.
If it shows up in your combat log in this order, you get the Hot Streak proc: Frostfire Bolt crits, Fireblast crits, Frostfirebolt hits.
If it shows up in your combat log in this order (due to lag or whatever) you do NOT get the Hot Streak proc: Frostfire Bolt crits, Frostfirebolt hits, Fireblast crits.
Same thing for Living Bomb, going back to the three mob example.
If the two mobs that are crit show up together sequentially (crit-crit-hit), you get Hot Streak. If not, you don’t (crit-hit-crit).
Let’s throw in a whole bunch of targets.
Hit, crit, miss, hit, crit, crit, hit, crit, hit, crit. You WILL get Hot Streak from this.
Crit, miss, crit, hit, hit, crit, hit, hit, crit, hit. You WILL NOT get Hot Streak from this.
Make sense? It’s essentially chance as to what order these show up.
Oh yeah, and Living Bomb does still contribute to ignite munching, in case you were wondering.