API doesn't match patch notes? — Guild Wars 2 Forums
Home API Development

API doesn't match patch notes?

I have to start with that I have never used the GW2 API before. But today while going through a few pages of it, I stumbled on phantasmal seeking axe. Per the patch notes, it now applies 4.5seconds of torment. Per the API (https://api.guildwars2.com/v2/skills?ids=41324), it applies 5 seconds of torment? Is this just a weird product of the API showing the duration incorrectly (or me being stupid and missing it), or does the API not match the patch notes? If that's the case, then what duration does the torment actually have in game, 4.5 or 5 seconds?

Paging @Gaile Gray.6029 @Lawton Campbell.8517 because I don't really know who to ask about this

Eyyyy I unlocked signatures


  • Nokomis.5076Nokomis.5076 Member ✭✭✭

    Just a guess. Eventually the database column for duration is an integer, then it cannot store any decimal places. Thus the api rounds it mathematically to 5.

    Was I able to help you or give you a hint? Click on Helpful and/or Thumbs up, I would appreciate it alot!
    When you encounter a bug ingame, at first you should file a ticket via the ingame command /bug, as only this way the devs will know exactly where you were, when the bug happened.

  • ToPNoP.2493ToPNoP.2493 Member ✭✭✭

    You are speaking about the same people who claim that ranger shoots only 15oo range and the deadeye shoots 2000. put them both at 2000 and see who dies. Nothing about this game is precision.

    Yes I like comms, but sadly I'm allergic to them.