Sep 142011
 

I have seen several posts from other Druid bloggers about the feedback they gave on this thread.  I figured I would throw my own 2 cents in.

  • What type of content academic help do you focus on? [PvE/PvP/Both]
    • PVE
  • If PvE, what type of PvE? [Heroics/Raids/Other]
    • 25 man heroic raiding
  • What are your biggest quality-of-life issues?
    • The inability to change targets quickly/efficiently.

        When Ferals have to quickly change targets we are often energy starved with lots of combo points sitting on the pervious target.  While we can use SR before we begin building points on the new target it is very expensive (25 energy) and we may have just refreshed it.  This leaves us in a hole when starting on the new target and will make our long ramp up even longer.

    • Feral Faire Fire is on the spell hit table still.  It kind of takes the flow away when being melee hit capped during our opening ramp up and I have 2 FFF misses in a row.  This just steals GCD’s when they are needed most.
    • The inability to switch between AOE and Single Target rotations.  Because Swipe is so expensive (45 energy) just 2 swings will deplete a full energy bar.  Don’t get me wrong I don’t think swipe needs a buff, it’s just fine.  I would just like to see the damage and energy scaled down a bit so I have a little more freedom to choose between the rotations given sudden encounter changes.
    • Skull bash costs too much energy.  Pooling 25 energy lowers my dps output considerably while all other melee classes can use theirs for free or with considerably less resources.
    • Positional requirement.  There were some changes to the Fixed location bosses to widen the degrees that we could shred in.  While this was nice, the benefit is completely negated any time the bosses moves or targets someone other than a tank for an ability.  Mangle isn’t a good back up ability as it cannot extend Rip and does considerably less damage.
  • What makes playing your class more fun?
    • I love the flexibility that Feral DPS gives.  I have been able to do several jobs including off tanking and a few Hero bear moments.
    • Awesome mobility.  I am able to get places faster, help others get there faster and I very decent gap closer.
  • What makes playing your class less fun?
    • It sometimes feels like our mastery is at odds with the rest of our tool box.  With several nerfs to bleeds and buffs to direct damage there sometimes feels like a disconnect between physical damage tools and bleed damage tools (ie mastery)
    • See quality of life issues
  • How do you feel about your “rotation”? (Rotation is the accepted order in which abilities are used to maximum efficiency.)
    • I like the rotation.  It is complex and enjoyable to maintain as well as to tweak for different situations.
  • What’s on your wish list for your class?
    • I had an idea about making use of combo points before a target switch.  Rogues have Redirect on a 1 minute cooldown to let them move combo points to a new target.  What if Ferals could activate an ability that would consume all the current combo points on the target, but would proc the Stampede buff.  A free ravage on a new target to give a little short term burst and get quick combo points up on the new target.  Damage for the Ravage could scale based on how many combo points were consumed.  This ability can only be used on life targets.
    • Move FFF off the spell hit cap.
    • Modify Brutal Impact to also lower the energy cost of Skull Bash.
    • Allow Mangle to extend Rip if attacking from the front.
    • Reduce the damage and energy cost of swipe proportionally.
  • What spells do you use the least?
    • Claw

 

Links to Other blogger/theorycrafter feedback posts (Thanks to Lissanna from Restokin for the list):

 

  1. Murmurs (Tyler Caraway of wowinsider) – Moonkin post: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3123249662?page=11#201
  2. Reesi (of the Inc Bear & Team Waffle) – Feral post: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3123249662?page=2#28
  3. Arielle (of the Inc Bear & Team Waffle) – Feral Post: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3123249662?page=1#19
  4. Beruthiel (of falling leaves & wings) – Resto Post:  Resto post: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3123249662?page=31#616
  5. Derwent (of  Feraltree) – Resto post: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3123249662?page=7#132
  6. Garnaph (of Restokin) – EU Feral Post: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2624978483?page=16#302
  7. Talon (of Think Tank) – http://wowthinktank.blogspot.com/2011/09/druidfeedback-for-devs.html
  8. Lissanna (of Restokin) – http://www.restokin.com/2011/09/druid-class-feedback-resto-edition/ and http://www.restokin.com/2011/09/druid-class-feedback-moonkin-edition/
  9. Konungr (Our forums) – http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3123249662?page=7#134