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Ixir #1276
Leapquake barb, let's get it fixed!(1)Category: BarbarianMay-14-2014 9:12 AM PDT (9 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Ok now that the dust has settled since yesterday, everyone has let out all their frustration including myself. Let's create this thread in hopes one thing can be fixed.

I am of course talking about the leap animation. The earthen might fix wasn't all that bad, you can find ways around it. For bad players you are going to learn to adapt, even I admit the fury return was far to good.

Anyhow, my real frustration was the animation "tweak" blizzard did instead of making male barbs up to snuff with female barbs they just put a small delay during leaps. To most people and trolls this doesn't make sense to them? Why?

Let's go farm T6 and leap into some mobs, and you get "glued to the floor" and miss your leap out, you are know stuck and you died. The only way I can explain it, is if you have the set, if you don't have it, please do not comment. I have to hit my "leap" button sometimes 4-6 times to make my barb leap now.

Leap quake isn't dead, it's just frustrating, it feels like I'm lagging the entire time I'm playing. I got sort of used to it last night, but still hated it at the same time. Builds should not feel laggy or clunky, it takes the fun out it.

So +1 if you agree and please don't turn this into a "OMG FIX EARTHEN MIGHT" because the build can still do T6, I've done it. I just want it to feel fluid again and I'm sure a lot of others do.
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Nevalistis
Leapquake barb, let's get it fixed!(37)May-15-2014 1:11 PM PDT (9 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Ixir

Anyhow, my real frustration was the animation "tweak" blizzard did instead of making male barbs up to snuff with female barbs they just put a small delay during leaps. To most people and trolls this doesn't make sense to them? Why?


We're really grateful for the feedback regarding this change, and I'd like to provide some insight regarding why this change came to pass in this manner.

The animations between the male and female Barbarian for Leap is something that's been different for quite some time, since the original Diablo III release in fact. Of course, the difference wasn't very noticeable as, at the time, you couldn't Leap multiple times back to back.

With the introduction of Lut Socks, this magnified the previously unnoticed difference, and we agreed that we needed to fix it to make sure both animations were completing at the same time and therefore performing equally. We do agree the fix went in the wrong direction, and as a result you'll see a change in a future patch where both Barbarian genders will Leap at not only a faster pace than the current implementation, but faster than the original female animation.
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