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Melee Leeway in Burning Crusade Classic Beta - Implications for Arena
24/03/2021 à 12:09
As players make their way into Outland on the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, community figures are streaming their beta testing on Twitch. Recently,
Twitch user Sonii
went straight to Nagrand Arena and Blade's Edge Arena to test Male Tauren melee leeway, and the twitch clip speaks for itself...
What is Melee Leeway
Melee Leeway is a mechanic Blizzard has had in World of Warcraft since the very beginning, back in 2004. Originally, it was implemented to be a forgiveness mechanic for lag, back when players were playing on Dial-Up internet service.
Here is a video from 2016
, showing how if two players are in motion, the melee attacker is given an extended range on auto attacks and melee abilities. This mechanic had a massive light shined on it during the Classic World of Warcraft beta,
as shown in this Twitch Clip by Perplexity
This problem is exacerbated by Taurens, which have a larger hit box,
which Blizzard says is working as intended
. As demonstrated in the above clips, a Tauren Warrior can auto attack a Tauren enemy, completely through the pillars in Nagrand arena and below the bridge in Blade's Edge arena!
In July of 2019,
Kaivax made a Blue Post
explaining that Melee Leeway was being added to the "Not a Bug List" for Classic World of Warcraft. It seems Blizzard wanted to recreate this "mechanic" from back in 2004 to emulate the feel of Classic World of Warcraft, as it was then, #NoChanges.
I’ve updated the original post in this thread with:
“Melee leeway” is working as intended.
After careful study and testing, we’ve found that for players with low latency, the state of melee leeway is how they would have experienced the game in 2006.
There are more people with low latency now than there were in 2006, so we expect for some it might feel different, but it is working as expected.
But we all know how the #NoChanges movement ended up going.
Blizzard already removed 400 millisecond Spell Batching
from Burning Crusade Classic, is it time they remove Melee Leeway as well? If this mechanic stays in Burning Crusade Classic, Tauren Warriors will be hitting healers through pillars on Nagrand Arena, through the tomb on Ruins of Lordaeron, and through the bridge on Blade's Edge Arena.
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