So not sure, just tossing it out there.
Currently when a mage casts triplicity and uses fireball, other players sees 3 separate fireballs. Each one can hit an enemy, a wall, etc and disappear. Afaik, all 3 might be getting tracked.
What if instead, they made a rendering of all 3 fireballs into just 1 spell effect? So rather than tracking the movements of three separate spells(assuming this is the case), they can track the movement of just one spell? As if triplicity was not being cast at all? The hitbox (that would make the spell disappear) would remain with the main/full-damage fireball and the little fireballs would only be there for visual effect.
The above would be displayed to other users. For your own triplicity, you would track all three fireballs individually as if nothing is different than today (although, maybe offer this option for people with low-end PCs? I’d recommend not though as your little fireballs could pull mob aggro).
The only way I see this mattering to anyone is PvP. However, in general, aren’t you just afraid of the main fireball anyways? What is the benefit of knowing if 1 or 2 little fireballs have already broken and aren’t really there versus having better framerates?
We can know they are separate spells at the least because we can observe the smaller spells breaking. It’s unclear if the tracking is shared or separate. I also don’t know enough to say if it’s simply the rendering of that many effects in the air and if combining them into 1 would be better or not. This poll however is to say whether you care that it becomes the case or not.