I am not saying that it does not matter who goes first in general case, I am just saying the when you try to activate lock it should at _your_ casting ability (in addition to the current limit) to determine whether this lock can be activated. And it is done exactly because I can achieve the same result just arranging cast and lock activation in a particular order, so the end result is the same. And I don't really need to rotate blades that much, I can reduce demon power and stack 2 of them instead to match the timing of locked spells. All in all it is just an inconvenience.
I guuess the difference between your SM example and mine is that in my case I can achieve the "harder" task of putting my spells on top of locks, whereas in your example your hypotetical character can't.
Edited by Ganelon (03/27/08 10:57 AM)
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