[Bug] Instant attack normalization


#1

Extensive testing on the AV beta realm (build 30786) has revealed a critical bug with instant attack normalization. It seems that all weapon types (including ranged weapons) are using Legion normalization multipliers instead of vanilla ones.

Legion multipliers

https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/6xohkh/since_73_standard_attackspeed_across_every_weapon

Vanilla multipliers

https://web.archive.org/web/20061013154236/http://www.worldofwarcraft.com:80/patchnotes/patch1p8.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20061013154151/http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/patch1p10.html

Summarized in the following table for reference:

Weapon type Vanilla multiplier Legion multiplier
Two-handed 3.3 3.6
One-handed 2.4 2.6
Dagger 1.7 1.8
Ranged 2.8 3.0

We tested every weapon type and noted the expected damage range vs. the measured one. The results are fairly conclusive and show that all weapon types (including ranged weapons) are using the modern multipliers instead of the vanilla ones.

I am including an example of one of the test results for 2H weapons:

  • Class: Warrior
  • Attack power: 692
  • Weapon: Doombringer, 2H Sword, 2.80 Speed, 115-173
  • Damage range (3.3): 692/14*3.3+[115…173] = ~278-336
  • Damage range (3.6): 692/14*3.6+[115…173] = ~292-351
  • Mortal Strike (Rank 3, 135 bonus damage, 111 hits)
    • Expected range (3.3): ~413-471
    • Expected range (3.6): ~427-486
    • Measured range: 428-484
  • Whirlwind (Weapon damage, 157 hits)
    • Expected range (3.3): ~278-336
    • Expected range (3.6): ~292-351
    • Measured range: 293-350

The complete test breakdown and results can be found here:

https://github.com/magey/classic-warrior/issues/20

-magey


Legion numbers are being used in Classic (proof)
Devlin Agamand not acting like vanilla... (i don't think anyway)
The NO CHANGES crowd are now advocating for changes
Devlin Agamand not acting like vanilla... (i don't think anyway)
Anyone unable to play any other games as they are too hyped for Classic?
Is classic actually classic?
#2

bump - blizz get to testing


(Jelyck) #3

Yes please, im curious what this is about


#4

Bump, interesting


#5

Bump, this explains a lot in regards to higher-than-expected perceived player power on Beta.


#6

Hoping for a response.


Is classic actually classic?
(Aggrend) #7

Hi All,

Thanks for the diligent testing and attention to detail on this issue. This is indeed a bug, but our developers have identified a fix and it is in testing now. We are hoping that this fix will make it to our Beta realms very soon.

Thanks all!


Legion numbers are being used in Classic (proof)
Legion numbers are being used in Classic (proof)
#8

Thank you for the fix and update :slight_smile:

now tell us you have a fix for the 1 second delay on pet commands


(Fellína) #9

Thanks for the hard work Aggrend