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    Default Why are Fanfares 3 second casts?

    Is there any reason as to why Fanfares need to have a 3 second cast time? Is it because the sound effect is 3 seconds and you can't edit it?

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    Whatever the reason is, I hope they find a reason soon to remove it. It's just a pain to rebuff dead people and it's a pain to use in PvP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailene View Post
    Whatever the reason is, I hope they find a reason soon to remove it. It's just a pain to rebuff dead people and it's a pain to use in PvP.
    Yeah I would prefer it to be an aura, even if you lose range on it... or just make it instant cast or close to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zindrix View Post
    Is there any reason as to why Fanfares need to have a 3 second cast time? Is it because the sound effect is 3 seconds and you can't edit it?
    Good point. Are any other buffs not instant cast? Cleric Mage?

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    The thought behind the cast time back in the day was the fact that the fanfares have 3 second long music associated.

    Purifier's oh crap heal buff is still a cast time I believe. Up until recently one of the warden buffs still had a cast time.
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    Just leave it alone, it takes nothing away from anything, even during a fight.

    You are support, work it into your activities, you don't have to stop everything to totally rebuff someone who was just rezzed, continue your rotations and tap a buff here then a buff there. 3 seconds popped in between other activities aren't going to skew anything badly at all, considering all other buffers are also not stopping everything just to rebuff a fresh rezzed player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaszar View Post
    all other buffers are also not stopping everything just to rebuff a fresh rezzed player.
    Mainly because they don't really need to. Archons have auras and the other buffs bards provide can be applied as simply as hitting a 5CP finisher. The 3 second cast time is what is onerous about fanfares and the only real reason to keep that 3 second cast time is because of the sound effect that accompanies the application of the buff.
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    Back in the day, you had to LoS Fanfares to give Mage/Cleric and Warrior/Rogue their own buffs and you could only have 1 at a time.

    Plus, rogues can't have everything.
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    Just allow movemenet while casting, all I ask for.
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    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archongamer View Post
    Good point. Are any other buffs not instant cast? Cleric Mage?
    Excluding Latent Blaze(which is less so a buff and more of a death deterrent[heal]), no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zindrix View Post
    Is there any reason as to why Fanfares need to have a 3 second cast time? Is it because the sound effect is 3 seconds and you can't edit it?
    This is a good question... one that I've asked myself many times. Course now that I can change it, I'm pretty sure it is gonna happen unless someone can give me a good reason not to.

    Also, audio is never a good reason to keep an ability where it is.

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    Yay for no more 6 sec of buffing when someone is rezzed. I would enjoy this change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladd View Post
    This is a good question... one that I've asked myself many times. Course now that I can change it, I'm pretty sure it is gonna happen unless someone can give me a good reason not to.

    Also, audio is never a good reason to keep an ability where it is.
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