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    Classic Blink is superior to Retail blink in every way imaginable.

    Has anyone else noticed that the way classic handles blink is simply better in every way? You don't get stuck on entrances, you can blink midair and not just teleport downwards but rather get ahead. You can even blink to some extent up on hills. It just feels way better and responsive and does what it should, teleport you FORWARD. On retail, blinking before stairs: Can't get up, makes no fucking sense. Cave entrance: NOPE, can't teleport through an OPEN entrance, no fucking sense. I hate it so much now that I have blink in Classic. How did they manage to make Blink so bad compared to a 15 year old version. It's unbelievable.

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    Considering I just Blinked up the stairs and into Snug Harbour Inn, can't relate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qnubi View Post
    Has anyone else noticed that the way classic handles blink is simply better in every way?
    Possibly because the classic terrain is less detailed, not just in appearance - but in pathing.

    I have a very simple solution to both Classic and Retail blink .... when you blink, the system keeps track of how far you moved. The cooldown is reduced by the distance you didn't travel.

    So if you didn't move at all, no cooldown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qnubi View Post
    Has anyone else noticed that the way classic handles blink is simply better in every way? You don't get stuck on entrances, you can blink midair and not just teleport downwards but rather get ahead. You can even blink to some extent up on hills. It just feels way better and responsive and does what it should, teleport you FORWARD. On retail, blinking before stairs: Can't get up, makes no fucking sense. Cave entrance: NOPE, can't teleport through an OPEN entrance, no fucking sense. I hate it so much now that I have blink in Classic. How did they manage to make Blink so bad compared to a 15 year old version. It's unbelievable.
    you can blink twice in retail that is far superior plus i have had no issue blinking up stairs on anything on retail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qnubi View Post
    Has anyone else noticed that the way classic handles blink is simply better in every way? You don't get stuck on entrances, you can blink midair and not just teleport downwards but rather get ahead. You can even blink to some extent up on hills. It just feels way better and responsive and does what it should, teleport you FORWARD. On retail, blinking before stairs: Can't get up, makes no fucking sense. Cave entrance: NOPE, can't teleport through an OPEN entrance, no fucking sense. I hate it so much now that I have blink in Classic. How did they manage to make Blink so bad compared to a 15 year old version. It's unbelievable.
    I have not experienced the things you mention as you have. I never played mage in vanilla, but I have had one since Cata. I feel that ultimately, I have just as many headaches with Blink in classic as in BFA. When I blink in air, it's a mixed bag on whether I will down, forward, or just restart my fall at the point of blink. When I blink on bump, I sometimes go nowhere. Anecdotal data is anecdotal, but for me, I don't see it being better or worse.

    On another note, some things are the same reason charge functions differently compared to retail. Some things have been adjust to prevent certain abuses or silly things (i.e. warriors scaling insane slopes with charge).

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarzkopf View Post
    Possibly because the classic terrain is less detailed, not just in appearance - but in pathing.

    I have a very simple solution to both Classic and Retail blink .... when you blink, the system keeps track of how far you moved. The cooldown is reduced by the distance you didn't travel.

    So if you didn't move at all, no cooldown.
    so a no cd stun break xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by nexellent View Post
    so a no cd stun break xD
    Not at all, if you don't move - then nothing happened. And if you manage to find the exact right spot to stand and wait to be stunned such that you only move 1 yard - then good for you.

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    You mean blinking to exactly where you are or blinking backwards? Yeah, that was.... great. Or something.
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    I think it has more to do with the fact that Blizzard are way more fancy nowadays with their terrain, while in olden days it was pretty much flat ground everywhere with little decoration.
    I'd say the Blink spell hasn't changed that much, if at all, over the years, except for Shimmer and Glyph of Momentum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qnubi View Post
    Has anyone else noticed that the way classic handles blink is simply better in every way? You don't get stuck on entrances, you can blink midair and not just teleport downwards but rather get ahead. You can even blink to some extent up on hills. It just feels way better and responsive and does what it should, teleport you FORWARD. On retail, blinking before stairs: Can't get up, makes no fucking sense. Cave entrance: NOPE, can't teleport through an OPEN entrance, no fucking sense. I hate it so much now that I have blink in Classic. How did they manage to make Blink so bad compared to a 15 year old version. It's unbelievable.
    I got every single issues you mention happening to me in classic on a daily basis, at the exact same places it did in vanilla 15 years ago, and the same places that still exist in retail.

    Why?

    Because the skill has not changed in 15 years.

    No idea what your post is about, either troll or lies or disconnected from reality, either way, it's the opposite of fact statement.
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    Shimmer didn't exist, so this just isn't true!

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    I'd say Shimmer is too good. Blink mid-cast is really powerful.

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