My question is to you, do you believe they intentionally made it so it could do 5 million damage or not? Pretty straightforward question.
If Blizzard intentionaly made the ring to crit 5 million damage then it is not a bug. AKA Blue post is LYING.
OR, if it is indeed a bug then Blizz just FAILED BIG TIME with the internal testing. Such GIGANTIC error should have been spotted the first minute the load up the ring and fire the first shot. How long has PTR been up already? It took them THIS LONG to figure out it is a bug?
Really, is it that hard for you to understand?
I am confused by your post; I think you potentially did not get the point of my post, oblivious to its entirety, or did not read the conversation as a whole. Your post is borderline pointless of aimed at me lol. Koric already failed miserably so not sure what your point was in making that reply.
I guess this still has to be made simplier still. Ok, let's try this:
There are only two possiblities: the inordinately high damage of the Hellfire proc was either a bug or it was by design.
1) If it was a bug, then Blizzard no longer plays their own game to ensure that the features/changes even work properly (let alone are balanced properly).
2) If it was by design, then they didn't play enough to determine that the feature was well balanced (which obviously it wasn't). Furthermore, they would lying by saying that they were fixing a bug as opposed to nerfing the damage.
So, which would you prefer? Blizzard either doesn't playtest the game or they lie to you.
Your first point is still too broad. It is making a clear assumption on the working on Blizzard. With what has been presented, it boils down to;
1) Blizzard intentionally created the ring so it could so 5 million damage (in mind) and later decided to nerf it calling it a bug (which would be a lie)
2) Blizzard created the ring intentionally for it to do an attack of X nature for which it had an unforeseen outcome which constitutes it being a bug.
All the rest, concerning the testing and all that is near baseless and presumptuous that which bogs down the rest of the topic. We just do not know whether or not they tested or it to what degree; this ring is insufficient in deciding that.