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wow Patch 6.1 - Crowd Control Diminishing Return Hotfix

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Community Manager Lore has provided a brief update on changes made using tech added in 6.1 that solidify the crowd control diminishing return window.


His brief post on the WoW forums explains that the diminishing return calculations were made inside of a 'window', and that window could be anywhere from 15-20 seconds long depending on when the initial effect was applied. In 6.1, the DR window now has an exact duration of 18 seconds.


The complete post follows:


We’ve recently made a slight change to how crowd control diminishing returns function, and would like to provide some concrete information on exactly what’s been changed and why.

As most of you are likely aware, there is a brief window of time after a crowd control effect has been applied, during which further crowd control effects of the same category will have a decreased duration. In patch 6.0.3, due to the method used to update diminishing returns, that window could last anywhere from 15 to 20 seconds.

Patch 6.1 added some new functionality that allows diminishing returns to update much faster, which means we can be a lot more precise with exactly how long they last. So, we made a recent hotfix that changes the duration of diminishing returns to 18 seconds. That means diminishing returns should last about as long as they did on average prior to these changes, but you’re able to have a much clearer idea of exactly when they’ll end.


This change should make planning crowd control for things like Challenge Modes substantially more predictable, as well as easier to understand in PvP environments.


Have you noticed this hotfix in-game yet? 

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