Q u o t e: If this is the case could not break points be removed from the game by not having the animations determine when spell effects are created? Could you not just have a timer keeping track of when the spell effect should start instead?
This makes perfect sense if you've ever played a rogue in WoW. And it's a very good point. Just because you don't 'see" your character perform the animation doesn't mean they didn't do anything.