As we all know, the last update for WoW Classic had a few surprises in store for us. For example, the unannounced renaming of the German server names, or the brief expansion of the spellbooks with a powerful world buff, for which you normally have to defeat a raid end boss. Both "features" have since been taken back.
But Azeroth heroes were also bothered by another problem that only came up since the update. After all the cleansing spells for removing harmful curses, poisons, diseases and magic effects worked very reliably so far, there were more and more misspells in the last raids. In other words: The dispell resisted, the effect went nowhere. And that often enough to be discussed in the official WoW forum.
Then last night, Game Producer Aggrend spoke up. Here are the key findings from his post:
- The observation is correct. With the update came a hotfix on the live servers, which was not documented and which fixed a bug with cleaning spells, which was in the code over the previous runtime of WoW (buy now 14,99 € ) Classic.
- For indeed, back in 2006 with WoW patch 1.12, it was the case that cleansing spells could resist. In the course of development for patch 1.13.7, the developers then stumbled across the faulty code and have fixed the problem.
- In the future, it is possible that offensive cleanses will fail, especially against enemies with a significantly higher level. Furthermore, certain PvE encounters may also cause defensive cleanses to resist.
Here's the original wording:
"This pretty much nails it on the head. This was a bug fix that didn't make it into the patch notes.
In 1.12 and all of Original WoW, it was possible for dispels to be resisted. This was correct and intended in 2006, and simply went unnoticed until now in Classic. During 1.13.7 development we found the offending incorrect code and fixed the issue.
This means that offensive dispelling in pvp may not always succeed, particularly if the target you are trying to dispel is significantly higher level than you, as level disparity does affect this. Additionally, dispelling of harmful affects in certain pve encounters will also have a small chance to fail.
Thank you for the observations around this! But this is, in fact, intended and correct."
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