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Morningfrost
04-09-2010, 09:00 AM
This term, proc, is still not much clear to me. What does it mean exactly?

If I understand correctly, it means that a certain effect goes off, doesn't it? Or it is more than this?

Visty
04-09-2010, 09:02 AM
if an effect has 5% chance to proc then it goes off 5% of the time, yes

Newtons_Apple
04-09-2010, 09:02 AM
This term, proc, is still not much clear to me. What does it mean exactly?

If I understand correctly, it means that a certain effect goes off, doesn't it? Or it is more than this?

Yes - means that when a certain condition is met, the effect is activated.

For example a fire guard robe might have a 5% chance to proc on being hit.

So the conditions are:

1. Get hit.
2. A hidden roll is performed on your armor's behalf, and if the roll beats 5%, the effect goes off.

tihocan
04-09-2010, 09:39 AM
"to proc" = "to proceed"

Edit: looks like this is wrong, hehe. Sorry, I really thought it was just this simple shortcut ;)

Noctus
04-09-2010, 12:04 PM
to proc means something triggers

Lorien_the_First_One
04-09-2010, 12:07 PM
"to proc" = "to proceed"

Actually I think it comes from a shortfrom of "spec_proc" (special procedures) back in the MUD days.

Iaga
04-09-2010, 12:07 PM
Power Released On Contact - PROC

Roziel_Longblade
04-09-2010, 12:13 PM
Power Released On Contact - PROC correct

chodelord
04-09-2010, 12:13 PM
Yungins...

The term comes from the Multi User Dungeons of the days of yore, when text was king and you didn't need to steenking mouse to do your gaming.

Proc is short for "Procedural Call" or just "Procedure". It was used when you had usually a weapon call the program or procedure to cast a spell. So when something had a 5% fireball proc that meant each time the weapon was swung there was a 5% chance to cast the fireball spell that normally only wizards cast.