Moonkin’s balance of power tooltip wrong

Patch 3.2 changed how the balance of power talent works for moonkin. However, it only changed the 4% to be missed with spells to be a flat 6% damage reduction.

Right now, the tooltip is wrong, and reads: Increases your chance to hit with all spells and reduces the damage taken by all spells by 3% / 6%.

It should read: Increases your chance to hit with all spells by 2% / 4%, and reduces the damage taken by all spells by 3% / 6%.

All the testing on the PTR showed that it was still giving 4% +hit and not 6% +hit. So, we shouldn’t be dropping hit from our gear for 3.2. We still haven’t heard official word about the tooltip bug, but the moonkin community is fairly convinced that it’s just a tooltip bug, which doesn’t reflect what the talent is actually doing.

I have seen a lot of people being confused about this, with new posts asking the same question popping up more and more over the last couple days. It’s just a tooltip bug. :(

UPDATE: We got blue poast! GC clarified it:

Okay, I see the problem here. The tooltip says “Increases your chance to hit with all spells and reduces the damage taken by all spells by 6%.”

This can be interpreted two ways:  Increases your chance to hit. Also reduces damage taken by 6%.

Or  Increases your chance to hit by 6% and reduces damage taken by 6%.

Back when both numbers were 4%, the distinction didn’t matter. However, the first one is correct. We only changed the defensive part of the talent to reduce damage taken rather than reduce chance to be hit.

We need to change the tooltip to “Increases your chance to hit with all spells by 4% and reduces the damage taken by all spells by 6%.”

4 Comments

  1. nayethor
    Posted August 9, 2009 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    hey i was browsing the forums and i saw u had an outdated shammy leveling guide any plans to finish it? cuz i can rlly use it love ur druid guides btw

  2. Lissanna
    Posted August 9, 2009 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    I did plan to go back and do the shaman part at some point. I’ve actually been working lately on trying to get my shaman higher level before I did it, though.

  3. nayethor
    Posted August 9, 2009 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    ok thats kool any eta’s for it?

  4. Lissanna
    Posted August 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Not sure. I need to update my other stuff for 3.2 first.