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      New crit system: a change for the worse?

      After spending some of the day fighting bosses, I have to say the new system is working out just as I was afraid it would: it basically guarantees that crits go through. I understand that there are supposed to be less crits now, but so far the bosses seem to be critting about the same, and I have not blocked a single one, whereas just yesterday I would have blocked them all.

      The change in stats doesn't seem to favor us either. Yesterday my crit was about 30% and block was 40%, today they are 15% and 27% respectively. I put a lot of time and effort into getting the gear that gave me that kind of block, and now it all seems wasted because I have almost no chance to block crits anymore.

      I know the reason for the change was to make combat more "dynamic," but it just seems to have exchanged the guaranteed block for the guaranteed crit, and I'd say this definitely isn't good for us. How much more block do we need now just to get to a point where we can comfortably block most crits? I guess now that would be 51% or more, but that doesn't even seem obtainable right now, given that my block dropped to 27% with the change.

      What does everyone else think of the change, in theory and in practice?

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      Re: New crit system: a change for the worse?

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      Re: New crit system: a change for the worse?

      Not really a fan of the change but on my ice i don't mind since I never critical anyways.

      I can say though every level you go up you lose 1%. The mobs critical once in awhile :/ but when they do they usually land XD

      My wizard seem to actually critical like 60% of the time in battles, her percent is 41%. Need to keep going to see what the trends are.

      PS: I can say when a boss criticals and I don't block. The damage is A LOT XD
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      Re: New crit system: a change for the worse?

      Quote Originally Posted by hikari2002 View Post
      Not really a fan of the change but on my ice i don't mind since I never critical anyways.

      PS: I can say when a boss criticals and I don't block. The damage is A LOT XD
      I'm not *quite* as upset about losing crit chance (although that isn't so fun either), but the main problem is no longer blocking. Like you said, crits hit hard, and I have yet to block anything today. If I wasn't death, I'm not sure I would have made it through the fights. Well, in fact, I know I wouldn't have made it through some of them.

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      Re: New crit system: a change for the worse?

      Yeah, I don't know what KI was thinking or why people seem to be on board with it. We need to let KI know this is not okay.

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      Re: New crit system: a change for the worse?

      Yeah, just had two Criticals land on me when I would have blocked them before. I'm pretty sure I had 79% or so, now I only have 30%.


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      Re: New crit system: a change for the worse?

      Quote Originally Posted by Dreadful View Post
      Yeah, I don't know what KI was thinking or why people seem to be on board with it. We need to let KI know this is not okay.
      Not sure how many people are on board with it vs. just gave up.

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      Re: New crit system: a change for the worse?

      Quote Originally Posted by JohnJSal View Post
      I'm not *quite* as upset about losing crit chance
      Ok, I changed my mind about this as well. I just had a boss fight in which the boss crit me three or four times (none of which I blocked) and I only crit him once (and yes, he blocked it!). The "balance" of the new system is supposed to be that, yes, crits will go through more, but you will crit less often.

      Well no, that doesn't seem to be the case. Bosses are critting (and hitting) just fine, but now with my reduced crit chance, I can't make up any ground against them because I can never crit against them anymore. (And when I did, it was still blocked!)

      I understand that some of what I'm experiencing is specific situations, but they really do seem to be representative of how this new system is going to play out.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dreadful View Post
      Yeah, I don't know what KI was thinking or why people seem to be on board with it. We need to let KI know this is not okay.
      Is that the consensus? That people like the change?

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      Re: New crit system: a change for the worse?

      Quote Originally Posted by ValdusWildheart View Post
      Not sure how many people are on board with it vs. just gave up.
      That's true, but really when you say "gave up" it's more like "gave in" (except in the case of those who quit), as in they just tried to ignore the major inconveniences that this presented and look at the bright sides. I'm just not seeing any of those.

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      Is that the consensus? That people like the change?
      I don't know about the general consensus of the update itself, but many people seemed to be okay with the update on different scales. Some said they didn't like it but would eventually adapt, some said they were okay with it, and some even said they liked it and it pointed Wizard101 in the right direction.

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      Re: New crit system: a change for the worse?

      how else do you expect ki to sell those block elixirs?

      on a more serious note, not a fan of this lack of block either. full malistaire gear with the damage/critical/block wand gets my block to around 40%. can get close to 50% if i use the lvl 100 teeth block wand along with double block pet. but that kills my damage and critical. really hoping they change it back.



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