There can only be one 'Micro Black Hole', which is created after Kinesis uses 'Psychic Shockwave'.
This patch was the reason, and the trigger of massive quit of Kinesis' in KMS.
This shows the level of understanding Wonki and his developer team actually has on classes and how they actually work. 141
Because of this change, which has been done in KMS and caused lots of issue, currently there is an issue where if you use Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave
consecutively, Micro Black Hole will cancel previous black hole before creation.
Micro Black Hole has short pre-delay on its creation. So, before it does any damage - while the black hole is still creating - if another Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave is casted, it will remove the black hole that was forming previously. And this will occur in endless loop.
There are two critical impact caused by this issue: damage loss that will multiply with every skill cast, and P.P(Psychic Point) charging.
For example, if you use this skill 10 times, consecutively, only 10 Psychic Shockwave's damage and one last Micro Black Hole will do damage.
There will be huge damage loss, and the damage loss will be increased by number of consecutive cast of Psychic Shock wave.
On level 25,
Psychic Point Cost: 3. Attacks the enemies you're lifting and up to 8 enemies in front of you to deal 1,760% damage for 6 times. Micro Black Hole: Activates a black hole 4 times. Damage: 770%, Max Enemies Hit: 8, Number of Attacks: 3. Charges 1 Psychic Point slot when the skill hits a target.
so total damage was, if you fully hit micro black hole as well, 19,800% (1760 x 6 + 770 x 3 x 4) per cast.
However after this patch and this unintended logical issue with the skill, if you cast the skill once, there won't be a damage loss but if you cast more than once, you lose 9240% (770 x 3 x 4) damage per cast.
Kinesis with full attack speed can cast this skill 10 times in 6.15 seconds
which, before this update, this skill will do 198,000% damage, but now it will only do 114,840% (1760 x 6 x 10 + 770 x 3 x 4) and this damage loss will multiply per cast.
By rough calculation
in 40 second, Kinesis can cast this skill 65 times, assuming PP isn't issue (which it wasn't before update) and will do 1,287,000% damage in 40 second.
However after this update, casting this skill 65 times will do 695,640% damage only. (and technically, one last micro black hole won't even do damage because user won't just stop casting at 40 second sharp in Hard Lucid 3rd phase so it will be 686,400). That's -53.33%
damage nerf on 40 second damage. (Hard Lucid 3rd phase)
PSYCHIC POINT CHARGE
Since the black hole will never form, the original purpose of the black hole is lost which is charging P.P.
Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave was a blessing to Kinesis' chronic design problem, Psychic Point. There are way too few ways to charge P.P compare to it's costs. Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave was the only skill that seemed like resolved Kinesis' issue.
But because the black hole won't form, P.P will never charge.
Because it does less damage and doesn't charge P.P there is no reason for Kinesis to use Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave anymore for neither bossing or mobbing, because we already have Ultimate - Psychic Shot that's better for both.
Since it's "5TH" skill, make it at least does more or same total damage as Ultimate - Psychic Shot. With skill rollbacked to previous version.
Rollback to previous version, nerf percent damage, and give additional 30% boss damage to Ultimate - Shockwave
Let the Micro Black Hole form where monster is hit and if there is Boss monster then prioritize first Boss monster hit.
PLEASE DON'T BRING THE NEXT PATCH FROM KMS
KMS for some reason nerfed the damage again and change skill mechanism to:
"Micro Black Hole won't disappear on the next cast but another Micro Black Hole can't be created until the previous one disappears" as a "solution". (which is nonsense)
This update in KMS is so stupid. You can cast 3 more times
while Micro Black Hole is up. And KMS nerfed percent damage and then changed the damage weight so that black hole will does more damage and skill itself will do less so importance of hitting black hole went up high.
KMS 1.2.309 Patch
The most recent patch note that nerfed Kinesis on KMS was priceless. It seems like original intention was to improve because they recognized the Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave's Micro Black Hole function is completely died out from previous patch. However, Maplestory is not a type of game that give "options" to main skills in the first place, and that is the reality. There ARE best optimized skill/burst cycle for all class and everyone has to boss with that cycle. But ignoring all that giving Kinesis two option is just absurd. To really be an option, it is only possible when the convenience of the skill cycle, total damage and all that comprehensive values are similar, not when micro black hole is just impossible to hit mobile boss with less damage. Nobody is going to choose that option.
Although the Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave is a skill with no cooldown, it was intended to be one of several battle patterns, but the initial damage was too strong, giving no option but to use it. We want to reduce the initial damage and increase the proportion of Micro Black Hole that can charge Psychic Points, making it one of the options.
[Kinetic Step]: The travel distance will be increase and height will be decreases. *
[Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave]: At 25 level, damage reduced from 1600% to 1100% and micro-black hole damage increased from 700% to 1000%. If Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave is used when a Micro Black Hole exists, the existing Micro Black Hole will not disappear and a new Micro Black Hole will not be generated.
Kinesis was never too OP with this skill to begin with. They are nerfing this skill consecutively as if this skill could one shot Black Mage.
Most of the bosses in Maplestory is mobile. There are very limited number of bosses for Kinesis to fully hit black hole(only fixed non-mobile bosses) with this skill mechanism. Since they took away initial damage of the skill and give it to micro black hole, the skill it just it's useless now.
* Jump is very sensitive issue to change. And yet they still managed to change it. They just hate to buff Kinesis in any way they had to take away the height for no reason. I don't think we had a Jump nerf in a while.
or have we ever had one before
+ [UPDATED] ANOTHER ISSUE WHY THIS UPDATE IS SYSTEMATICALLY HUGE NERF FOR KINESIS
So, previous Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave's skill mechanism was this:
If Psychic Grab is active then
∙∙∙If skill/command key is entered then
∙∙∙∙∙∙hit 8 enemies in range
∙∙∙∙∙∙If monsters were grabbed then place them on the vertically nearest bottom from where Micro black hole will form
∙∙∙∙∙∙Form Micro black hole, i = 0 while i < 4,
∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙hit 8 enemies 3 times
The bolded part had critical issue where if the nearest 'bottom' for the repositioned monsters didn't exist or was lower than where the character has initially casted the skill, the grabbed monsters (maximum of five) won't die or get damaged but revive.
<Before this update>
In this update, they ninja patched the fix for this issue (not sure why this wasn't in the patch note). The grabbed mob will now will be damaged/killed when the skill is initially casted. Which was actually, supposed to be good right?
However, this destroys the main purpose of Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave, Psychic Point charging.
The most necessary update/change that Kinesis need is better supply of Psychic Point. Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave forced grabbed monsters to be placed on Micro Black Hole so that PP can be charged easily. Now that grabbed monsters will never reach Micro Black Hole PP will not likely to get charged and Micro Black Hole just lost it's purpose. Some might argue that remaining monsters will be hit by Micro Black Hole but the initial skill range is already wide and half of width of black hole overlaps with initial skill range. Which means monsters will already dead and gone when Micro Black Hole is formed. Keep costing PP, and this is more reason to use Ultimate - Psychic Shot because with just 2 more PP you can almost cover twice as much range then Ultimate - Psychic Shockwave.