Patch 8.1 - Spells Being Taken off the Global Cooldown
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
I believe it was Ion that said in a dev chat movement abilities were coming back off the GCD. So is this actually happening?
This is something that is still happening. Here is the list I have so far of abilities that are for sure coming off the GCD:
  • Havoc - Vengeful Retreat
  • All Druids - Wild Charge
  • Arms - Charge
  • Fury - Charge
  • Protection Warrior - Ignore Pain
  • Protection Warrior – Intercept
  • Protection Warrior (PvP) – Dragon Charge
  • Survival – Harpoon (Source)

Well that’s nice I guess, what about all the other categories?
This is just what we have confirmed so far. There could potentially be more added to the list, but I personally just don’t know of any others yet.

We’d love to hear from you guys on more examples of abilities that you feel should be off the GCD and why. (Source)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.1 - Spells Being Taken off the Global Cooldown started by Stoy View original post
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  1. caervek's Avatar
    Happy to see this, but I'm not going to give Blizzard thanks/credit for fixing a mistake they made after everyone pre-warned them was a giant mistake.
  1. dewd's Avatar
    so at this rate by 8.3.5 were back to where we were before bfa with everything off gcd again. either realize the mistake and fix it or stubbornly stick with it like the azerite system
  1. Jetzu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    They'll never admit they were wrong, but.... they were wrong lol
    soooo wrong .... biggest mistake theyve made in a while everything felt so clunky comapred to legion
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    Just take all abilities off the GCD. Come on. Turn this game into the ARPG it's trying to be.
    The game already feels like playing a Diablo 3 character, no impact in combat at all, zero build-up, no anticipation.
  1. Bobbywan's Avatar
    Let's just hope they reverse the change of GCD and figure out that it just hurts the gameplay.
  1. Kaver's Avatar
    Blizzard clearly don’t know the expression “If it aint broken, don’t fix it”. They are their own worst enemy. I agree that having one macro with 4 different CD’s can seem a bit wierd on paper but in reality it was never a probelm for any players so why start using a lot of ressources to change it. And also why make changes which make most of the players annoyed. I’m not saying they should spoil us and give in to everything.. but again.. pick your battles.
  1. shaunika123's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rafalga View Post
    You mean the same GGG who just left melee to die in a pit while absolutely steering clear away from poet's pen, BV and all the other OP shit? Ignoring all cry outs for 2 handers and selfcast being shit.
    never said they dont make mistakes

    all I said is they're not afraid to admit making them.

    remember flares in delve? less then 1 week in they said "sorry guys we fucked up, we fixed flares now" a change like that would take blizzard 3 months

    also they nerfed zerphi's which by proxy nerfs poet's pen

    BV also got nerfed indirectly(statstick nerf+inpulsa nerf)

    and 2hs are getting buffs thanks to the new insane 2h metacrafting options.

    and statsticks WERE broken, dont get me wrong I dont like how they nerfed them at all, but they needed to be nerfed.

    but hey.

    they also said they're gonna fix selfcast in 3.6 and apologized for not having time to do it in 3.5, but they did rework quite a few spells and added new ones which look like will work well for selfcast.

    also, if you think melee is gonna be bad: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Pa...uM0b6ikCkoPo78


    but this is offtopic now.
  1. Nerovar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SilverFaerie View Post
    for the love of god deathgrip please
    Abandon all hope...
  1. Bodraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tangers58 View Post
    Are you serious? One of the biggest problems with devs these days is their refusal to own up to their mistakes. Bethesda is the perfect example, when this whole bag mess started the first thing you get out of their customer service was "The prototype bags were too expensive, we aren't going to do anything about it". Not at all surprising that the shitstorm only got worse after that response. You know what calmed it down? "We made a mistake and we are going to make it right"
    I definitely agree :/ I was just stating the obvious. It's sad indeed.
  1. Doffen's Avatar
    First disengage and now harpoon off the gcd. Love it.
  1. ElDoorO's Avatar
    "Hey guys, we know you told us before but can you tell us again? We weren't listening then but we are absolutely listening now. Maybe." - Ythisens, probably.
  1. threadz's Avatar
    Good, when they take everything else off-gcd then I will play again
  1. tehdef's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbywan View Post
    Let's just hope they reverse the change of GCD and figure out that it just hurts the gameplay.
    I'm sorry, but you are plainly ignorant. GCD are IMPORTANT.

    As a Warrior I used to pop all of my cool downs, and then Draught and SLAUGHTER people around me in less than 1.5 seconds. It was IMPOSSIBLE to reach to me unloading a full bore Draught on you.

    GCD's serve a very important purpose. It allows the developers to balance your power spikes appropriately, while also giving targets time to react. I get that you're ignorant to how development and balancing works, but PvP has never been better with the GCD changes. Don't be buttmad when you're ignorant.
  1. Eapoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tehdef View Post
    I'm sorry, but you are plainly ignorant. GCD are IMPORTANT.

    As a Warrior I used to pop all of my cool downs, and then Draught and SLAUGHTER people around me in less than 1.5 seconds. It was IMPOSSIBLE to reach to me unloading a full bore Draught on you.

    GCD's serve a very important purpose. It allows the developers to balance your power spikes appropriately, while also giving targets time to react. I get that you're ignorant to how development and balancing works, but PvP has never been better with the GCD changes. Don't be buttmad when you're ignorant.
    Some gcd changes are alright and I see what Blizz was going for. The removal of “pop everything all at once” style. The issue stems that they went a little overboard in some cases. Putting movement abilities all across the board as well as all defensive and offensive abilities on the gcd hurt a lot of what people like.
    Something they could have tried is what they do with trinkets. If a person pops an offensive cd, all other offensive CDs are put on a 1.5 gcd but not normal abilities. Just as a for instance, Hunters could use BW and immediately press any other button except AotW. So BW could be immediately followed by KC, or you could use AotW and immediately use KC, but you have to wait from using BW and AotW at the same time. It’s possibly not the best idea, but it follows Blizz’s want of removing the pop everything gameplay while adding a slight bit of depth and intricacy for min maxing your playstyle. Or a warrior could hit any ability and still have there shout available, and vice versa; but if they use shout then their other defensive ability has a 1.5 second gcd, but not the offensive abilities.
    Or, they could have added a 1.5 second duration to all abilities so you don’t miss out on that time of abilities not getting the full duration effect.
  1. unbound's Avatar
    So, GCD changes for most melee characters...Blizz really doesn't want casters in the BGs, do they...
  1. Gaexion Ramza Beoulve's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by unbound View Post
    So, GCD changes for most melee characters...Blizz really doesn't want casters in the BGs, do they...
    This
    changes
    everything.
  1. hyphnos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tehdef View Post
    I'm sorry, but you are plainly ignorant. GCD are IMPORTANT.

    As a Warrior I used to pop all of my cool downs, and then Draught and SLAUGHTER people around me in less than 1.5 seconds. It was IMPOSSIBLE to reach to me unloading a full bore Draught on you.

    GCD's serve a very important purpose. It allows the developers to balance your power spikes appropriately, while also giving targets time to react. I get that you're ignorant to how development and balancing works, but PvP has never been better with the GCD changes. Don't be buttmad when you're ignorant.
    GCD in PVP is NOT so important that if it drives enough players away from PVE gameplay that they won't revert it or restrict it to PVP. I don't give two shits how fast you are killing people in PVP and neither do the massively high % of players who don't touch PVP.

    I understand your reasoning, but I see it everywhere where people are figuring out that a lot of the reason BfA is seen so negatively comes down to clunky gameplay because of the GCD and ability pruning affects every aspect of the game. Other things you don't like you can get away from by not doing. If gameplay is broken the rest of the systems are going to be perceived as worse than they are because of it.
  1. Syenite's Avatar
    Vampiric embrace would like to see its name on this list too...
  1. Indil's Avatar
    The clownfiesta keeps going.
    They wanna keep changing what wasn't broken in the first place. ( Before gcd clownfiesta )
    Fuck'em.
  1. Matt0193's Avatar
    I'd love it if Divine Steed were off it but I imagine for PvP that'd be too broken.

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