I'm not sure what the current graphic looks like for the Monk's Exploding Palm skill right now but I hope they've revamped it.
Yeah, I wanna revive some dead flak about the graphics of the Exploding Palm when we last saw it at Blizzcon 2010. I actually thought it looked really cool, but what some fans (including myself) drew said flak on was how EVERYTHING exploded in blood and guts- including skeletons!Bashiok rushed to the frontlines saying something along the lines of
'It's the graphic or, magical effect of the skill'.
Right. So what he's saying the skill does from a lore and in-game perspective is that the Monk strike's the monster in a critical spot leaving a DoT; if the monster dies while DoT'd then the skill turns whatever type of monster affected- be it ghost, skeleton or hulking tree- into an exploded blend of blood and guts and magical strawberry shortcake. I guess I could buy it but I don't really want to as it sounds like a lazy corner cut.
I'm just sayin, I really wanna see skeletons explode into mushrooms clouds of gray and brown while giant mosquitos rupture goops of green matter on the ground (and possibly on your char); I wanna see tree bast*rds blast to smithereens, and perhaps have a beautiful cacophony/spectacle of exploding deaths when offing different monster types!
I sure hope they've revamped the magical graphics effect of the skill...