yep! I'd been avoiding using Mind Stab since the root is usually a death sentence in pvp, but after the patch, I was jumping around in Lion's Arch and decided to Mind Stab a guildy for fun... my jaw dropped! I thought maybe I had a lingering boon bug from popping Time Warp shortly beforehand, but after going into the Mists, I noticed the difference there too, so I took to the forums and saw the change ...life changing!
Mindstab really needs a new animation now it looks really out of place at that speed
agreed. the other abilities have a certain pacing to the animation, and the 1s animation for MS is too quick now, so it stands out. It's mostly the retraction of the blade from the ground that stands out, so if they could normalize that, it wouldn't be as noticeable.
if you are moving while you use it, there actually isn't a retraction animation; your character model just resets after it stabs into the ground. if you aren't moving while you use it, the retraction animation is there, but due to it's speed, it looks odd.
Edited by Six, 14 September 2012 - 09:47 AM.