Jul 112011

Several proto-posts because I haven’t had time to sit down and write out something in full:

  • Rake is bugged. I’m sure most of you have noticed this by now, but Rake is only giving 1 CP, even on a crit. I don’t think this is intended behavior. Surprisingly, I can’t find a mention of it on the Bug Report forums, so I went ahead and reported it on the US forums here. Feel free to bump/confirm as desired. (If any of my EU readers would like to report this in the EU forums as well, that’d be great.) EDIT: Fixed in Tuesday’s maintenance, thanks all for bumping!
  • Early reports suggest feral DPS has improved, vis-a-vis other classes. I don’t want to beat this drum too hard yet, but early reports show us being slightly above-average, compared to the decidedly below-average spot we were in previously. (The relatively large standard deviation on the “all parses” data, though, indicates either that there’s still a wide range of skill for feral players or we’re fairly subject to RNG…though we still need much more data before coming to any definitive conclusions.)
  • Hybrid feral is still viable in Firelands, but only for a few encounters. Is it better DPS to pop into Cat for 20s (Rag) or 30s (Beth’tilac), or just burn your leftover Rage and Vengeance? IMO, I think swapping to Cat is the better option, but that’s anecdotal. Anyway, Shannox is the only encounter where I can see it being really helpful (esp. in 10 man, having a hybrid feral Riplimb tank who can go Cat and Berserk for the final burn on Shannox). What do you think?
  • I’m raiding as Resto for the moment. Low FPS ended up killing me. Sigh. At least with healing, I can turn my camera away and get reasonable framerates. Just an FYI, since people keep asking me about my Armory.
 Posted by at 3:35 pm