Oh, I know. I've seen all kinds of crazy lightning-bolt stunts. A few of them even worked.The bounce was super dangerous too. If the caster was directly facing a wall head on like C---x---x-> |you could predict it easy, but it could also do C\/\/\/\/\/along the walls of a narrow hallway or do god knows what if it hit a complex bit of geometry like a curve or jaggy wall. Also unlike fireball's cubic square feet lightningbolt's bounce was easy enough to calculate that it got invoked
Never mind that I make them roll to aim these things, meaning all their fancy geometric planning can go whoosh out the window on a bad aiming roll.