Shooting Stars proc question

80 Night Elf Druid
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Is the proc from Shooting Stars intended to be gobbled up if you are in the middle of a Starsurge cast or is this bugged like the 4pc T8 bonus?

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85 Night Elf Druid
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you just get unlucky there. any cast completion will consume the proc.
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90 Night Elf Druid
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There's never been a blue comment on the matter as far as I know. I does seem strange that they could fix the bug with our T8 set piece bonus, only to re-introduce the same bug later on in a talent. My hunch is that they don't have any intention to change (fix) it.
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85 Worgen Druid
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this bug was never fixed on the old surge of light (instant cast fh proc consumed while already casting fh) but was apparently fixed on an old warlock bug involving sbolt and the previously mentioned t8 set bonus. it would be nice if they did fix it. thankfully the ability is on a long cd and therefore the interaction of a proc being consumed by the buff is smaller than on a normal non-cd ability like wrath or starfire.
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80 Blood Elf Priest
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I'd like to resurrect this thread. I was wondering about this myself as I played my druid today. It seems odd that you would have to interrupt your Starsurge mid-cast to take advantage of the proc on this. Blizzard, can you tell us if this is a bug or working as intended?

Other procs (like Pyroblast + hot streak) have worked differently, in that you could be mid-cast on a regular Pyro, get a hot streak proc from something like a Living Bomb dot proc, and then fire off an instant Pyroblast.

I'm hoping this is an error and will be fixed, myself.
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85 Tauren Druid
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Back to back Starsurges is probably too much burst to let happen.
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85 Night Elf Druid
7030
It does happen...

What I would like to see in this case is when SS procs and you are already casting a Starsurge, just forfeit the rest of the cast time and shoot it right away. This way no proc is lost...
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85 Night Elf Druid
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Even just for PVE, they are probably not going to invest resource in fixing a technical bug if it is not causing our DPS to fall below the pack. Hell at this point in their marathon, they probably would just tweak some other DPS button rather than fix this, even if our DPS were too low.

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90 Tauren Druid
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Back to back Starsurges is probably too much burst to let happen.


Frost mage burst says HI.

And the devs are certainly letting THAT happen.

No reason, to not fix a bug.

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1 Draenei Hunter
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This is the best way for them to handle the proc. Shooting Stars doesn't just make Starsurge instant, it resets the cooldown on the ability. Even if the buff weren't consumed, you'd still not be able to cast another Starsurge right after because it'd be on cooldown. If they did something like boost the buff duration to 20 seconds, so you have the instant capability up once the cooldown refreshes normally, you'd run into the issue of losing use of your Shooting Stars power aura for that time. The buff is what activates the graphic, so you'd have it up until it normally reset, and so wouldn't be notified if the proc reset the cooldown before then.
Edited by Mayeli on 12/1/2010 3:54 PM PST
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1 Draenei Hunter
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This is the best way for them to handle the proc. Shooting Stars doesn't just make Starsurge instant, it resets the cooldown on the ability. Even if the buff weren't consumed, you'd still not be able to cast another Starsurge right after because it'd be on cooldown. If they did something like boost the buff duration to 20 seconds, so you have the instant capability up once the cooldown refreshes normally, you'd run into the issue of losing use of your Shooting Stars power aura for that time. The buff is what activates the graphic, so you'd have it up until it normally reset, and so wouldn't be notified if the proc reset the cooldown before then.
Edited by Mayeli on 12/1/2010 3:54 PM PST
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1 Draenei Hunter
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This is the best way for them to handle the proc. Shooting Stars doesn't just make Starsurge instant, it resets the cooldown on the ability. Even if the buff weren't consumed, you'd still not be able to cast another Starsurge right after because it'd be on cooldown. If they did something like boost the buff duration to 20 seconds, so you have the instant capability up once the cooldown refreshes normally, you'd run into the issue of losing use of your Shooting Stars power aura for that time. The buff is what activates the graphic, so you'd have it up until it normally reset, and so wouldn't be notified if the proc reset the cooldown before then.
Edited by Mayeli on 12/1/2010 3:53 PM PST
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85 Tauren Druid
12915
^ Rofl triple post.

Frost mage burst says HI.

Frost Mages are overpowered and we all know it. Rather balance Moonkins around reasonable levels.
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85 Tauren Druid
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^ Rofl triple post.

Frost mage burst says HI.

Frost Mages are overpowered and we all know it. Rather balance Moonkins around reasonable levels.
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85 Worgen Druid
4235
^ Rofl triple post.


you can't escape the karmic backlash, it seems.

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Edited by Kyiris on 12/1/2010 2:09 PM PST
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90 Worgen Druid
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I was wondering the same thing a couple days ago when I was playing my warlock. Whenever I get the instant incinerate proc mid cast I can still use the proc once I'm done with the incinerate I'm currently casting.
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85 Worgen Druid
12835
Sure it sucks when you are mid-cast and you see a Shooting Star proc, but it is a bad idea to stop casting to instead shoot the instant proc because the instant cast will start a new gcd. Unless you catch it insanely early and well before a second left on the cast (assuming lower haste values and longer cast times at lvl85, as it is only a 1.2 second cast atm) its better to let the cast go through.
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90 Night Elf Druid
10385
Woo!!

Hotfixed last night:

- The proc buff from the talent Shooting Stars should no longer be consumed without providing its benefits if the druid is already casting Starsurge.

Haven't had a chance to test it yet. Can anyone confirm?
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85 Tauren Druid
12915
Woo!!

Hotfixed last night:

- The proc buff from the talent Shooting Stars should no longer be consumed without providing its benefits if the druid is already casting Starsurge.

Haven't had a chance to test it yet. Can anyone confirm?

Its working (I think). Stars aligned for me last night. I would like additional confirmation though (was pretty tired).
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