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The conversation, to me, with the Balance Manifesto that is missing here is what GGG terms "Player Agency" and how the manifesto is GGG's attempt to give us more choices.

2022.01.25 14:17 runt9 The conversation, to me, with the Balance Manifesto that is missing here is what GGG terms "Player Agency" and how the manifesto is GGG's attempt to give us more choices.

(I accidentally wrote too much)
tl;dr Player agency goes up by making self-cast damage the trade-off for a clunkier playstyle vs CoC/traps/mines/totems/etc and by giving easier damage scaling to open up some passive points and gear affixes for defense. The goal was never to make self-cast just strictly better than the other choices.
The caveat here is that GGG could thrust damage numbers on self-cast to 500% more, and many people would still dislike the playstyle and refuse to play it without more cast speed buffs, cast time reduction, skills or supports to make it possible to cast on the move, etc.
It's also completely true that these damage buffs will likely put DPS numbers of self-cast builds at or ever so slightly above the pre-Expedition nerfs.
However, the point I want to make here is that everything got hit by damage in 3.15, whether it be self-cast, CoC, totems, traps, mines, whatever. And now the self-cast versions of these spells are getting a damage boost of 40-60% across the board (patch notes notwithstanding as numbers in the manifesto are not final).
To me, it feels as if GGG's goal was not to make self-cast automatically better in every way than the other options in order to make it god-tier. It was to give more, using their term, "Player Agency" to the players to have more ways to build a character. This is the conversation I feel like I'm missing by reading the reactions to the manifesto right now.
My take on it is that, yes, self-cast is buffed to roughly what it was before the 3.15 nerfs. What that means, however, is that since roughly everything else is at 90%-105% of where it was before 3.17, depending on what you're doing (see Phreak's video for these numbers), that self-cast relative to other options is now 50% better for raw damage and we don't yet know exactly how itemization will work out for cast speed buffs or if there's any new sources of cast speed on the tree, so let's just safely assume it's 50% DPS across the board, again with the caveat of Unleash being nerfed and self-cast still feeling clunky without large amounts of cast speed.
My feelings here is that the goal was to make the trade-off for self-cast more clear: You get more reliable, easier-to-scale damage at the cost of a clunkier playstyle and reduced defensiveness (by needing to stand still more than CoC, traps/mines, etc). Prior to these changes, self-cast had the same or even worse damage than other options while also feeling worse to play. That didn't necessarily make it bad in a vacuum, plenty of self-cast builds could still tackle the end game. It just felt worse to play because you weren't given a fair trade-off for going self-cast over having something else cast the spell for you.
In addition, by moving more power into the raw damage of the skill gem, you can more easily reach "good enough" boss killing DPS with less investment, meaning you theoretically have more room on items and/or the passive tree for defensive investment. This is also playing into the "player agency" design to give self-cast help in not just being pigeon-holed into spending half their tree on damage, half their tree on life or ES, and none of their tree on AoE, spell suppression/armouevasion/etc, cast speed, etc. Now maybe you can drop some of those damage nodes, pick up some evasion, aoe, and cast speed, and maybe in the long run your damage will feel the same or better but you won't just instantly get one-tapped by literally everything, giving you a chance to stand still for longer and get a couple more of those 50% more damage casts off.
Don't get me wrong, this doesn't "fix" self-cast, but I don't feel like that was ever GGG's goal here. If you "fix" self-cast, what gives it a unique identity over the caster builds that can move while doing damage? The whole point is that self-casting is equivalent to attack builds where your maximum DPS is sitting still and absolutely railing on a boss. This makes that playstyle more viable. It does not improve the playstyle of kiting bosses and throwing out a spell here or there (and why Unleash was nerfed along the way).
You have more choices now.
Do you want to move and cast? Cool, CoC is around 98%-102% of where it was in 3.16, so virtually the same. Traps? OK traps kinda got murdered for clear, but boss DPS is still roughly the same. Totems? Depends on how many totems you had before, but likely punched a little bit down, maybe 5% or so. Mines? Seems to be about the same. OK.
Do you want to sit still and hemorrhage spells at Shaper's face while his beam is going the other direction? Congrats, you can do that roughly 50% better than you could in 3.16. Is that fun to you? Well fun is subjective, maybe you still hate the playstyle and the damage buffs aren't enough to make you want to play the playstyle. But the lines of choice are a lot more blurred than in 3.16 where self-cast was strictly worse than the other options.
To me, THAT is the change.
To increase "player agency", not to make self-cast the de-facto best option.
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I tried to make sure there isn't just.. too much chocolate stuff. If you have any suggestions or ideas let me know. Note: How easy the item is to package/transport to a bake sale is a factor to take into consideration
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The film, therefore, depicts the Munich Conference as a victory for the UK rather than an act of dangerous naïvety as it’s often described. The end credits even go as far to imply that the allies may have lost the war if not for this crucial year of mobilization between the Munich Conference and the outbreak of WWII.
Did military mobilization actually begin in Britain after the Munich Conference? Was a second war with Germany really considered inevitable in the UK during the mid-late 1930’s? To what extent is this a fair and/or accurate perspective of the Munich Conference and the situation between the UK and Germany as a whole?
Thanks!
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This is for kids, so appropriate songs are preferred!
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I guess these people don't live in the real world anymore. Everyone I know benefited from pandemic relief and student loan repayments have been delayed to May 1st. When I was poor af taxes helped me survive on food stamps and SSI.

Who are these people?
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