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by Istaro
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 7.3.2
Replies: 4
Views: 3190

Re: 7.3.2

Fair enough. I'm mostly just curious what it means, but I guess we'll find out!
by Istaro
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 7.3.2
Replies: 4
Views: 3190

Re: 7.3.2

Also, slow-walking in moonkin form to the next boss gets me out of trash sometimes too! Haha, nice one :D. I'm assuming you're feral though, and ferals don't get moonkin form without balance affinity, which they won't get rid of unless they get rid of affinities entirely, of which there's no sign. ...
by Istaro
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 7.3.2
Replies: 4
Views: 3190

7.3.2

Did you guys see this in the 7.3.2 PTR data on Wowhead ? "Cat Form: Name changed from Cat Form to Shapeshift Form". I hope they're not removing the ability to shapeshift into off-spec off-affinity forms! Even if they're useless (which, granted, is why they'd do it) . . . too sad. Kind of like adding...
by Istaro
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: SR not snapshotting in 7.3?
Replies: 16
Views: 4019

Re: SR not snapshotting in 7.3?

If I was the designer I'd get rid of all dots snapshoting in the game. This is not a good mechanic whastoever. It's nebulous, hard to handle and overall brings more harm than good to the overall rotation. Rogues don't have it anymore and it feels way better to play right now. Isn't it kind of the l...
by Istaro
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: SR not snapshotting in 7.3?
Replies: 16
Views: 4019

Re: SR not snapshotting in 7.3?

The main thing I can think is that you'll now (might) want 100% SR uptime, instead of letting it drop sometimes to get up a snapshotted Rip before it expires since Rip and Rake now suffer a damage penalty every time they tick while the buff is down. On the other hand, I suspect that in the opener—i...
by Istaro
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: SR not snapshotting in 7.3?
Replies: 16
Views: 4019

SR not snapshotting in 7.3?

In PTR build 24727 the tooltip of Savage Roar was changed from "Finishing move that grants 15% increased damage to your Cat Form attacks for their full duration" to "Finishing move that grants 15% increased damage while in Cat Form". Sounds to me like they're removing snapshotting from it, leaving j...
by Istaro
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Just some love for the kitties from a new kitty!
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

Re: Just some love for the kitties from a new kitty!

Welcome! I also started as a shaman and later (albeit in 2005) switched to an initially tauren druid :)
by Istaro
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: We're doomed my feral friends
Replies: 13
Views: 4884

Re: We're doomed my feral friends

I don't think any of the stuff mentioned in that blue post is the reason that pugs generally don't allow ferals.
by Istaro
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Blizz wanting to remove snapshotting?
Replies: 8
Views: 2208

Re: Blizz wanting to remove snapshotting?

I used to like it when the heal was significant. Same here. When it was HT, hit two targets (DoC), and was a big chunk of healing (e.g. in Highmaul), I really enjoyed making use of waiting time to look around and decide who to toss my next heal to and watching it make a significant difference. BT m...
by Istaro
Tue May 16, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: New legendary ring
Replies: 27
Views: 6939

Re: New legendary ring

Looks like Soul of the Forest is getting changed to 25 energy (5/CP) instead of 60 (12/CP) but also making finishers do 10% extra damage. Not sure if that adds up to be a DPS nerf or buff but I think it's a QoL buff, as it'll reduce energy flooding. Plus the extra energy from SotF will be more usefu...
by Istaro
Sun May 14, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: New legendary ring
Replies: 27
Views: 6939

Re: New legendary ring

And no offense but I don't think they should be meaning bis legendary balance around the idea of someine not feelimg like changes talents for world quest v. Dungeon. Yeah, fair enough. Why not? 1 second GCD and being GCD capped was one of the big drawcards for playing a frost DK in unholy presence,...
by Istaro
Sat May 13, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: New legendary ring
Replies: 27
Views: 6939

Re: New legendary ring

Yeah, I don't like being GCD-capped either. But personally I have been for a while since I haven't bothered to switch from SotF (for WQs) to SR for instances for a few months, so for me getting that ring would mean getting SR and becoming slightly *less* GCD-capped :)
by Istaro
Thu May 11, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: New legendary ring
Replies: 27
Views: 6939

Re: New legendary ring

Ayleena wrote:There's been some speculation that those rings will be the final class reward for the expansion.
That makes much more sense than them being part of the general legendary pool. Although I'm not sure about "final" if they're really coming in 7.2.5 :)
by Istaro
Thu May 11, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Xanzara's Feral Guide (7.1.5)
Replies: 49
Views: 83502

Re: Xanzara's Feral Guide (7.1.5)

Yeah, haste decreases the cooldown of Brutal Slash. It's probably not enough to actually "want" haste unless all you're doing is world quests, but at least to me, it's enough so that it doesn't feel too awful getting a haste-heavy piece.
by Istaro
Wed May 10, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: New legendary ring
Replies: 27
Views: 6939

Re: New legendary ring

I'm saving up Nethershards already on the off chance that a) that effect is final despite Wowhead saying they "are not complete" and b) it'll be part of the general legendary pool despite not having the "Unique-Equipped: Legion Legendary" tooltip line.
by Istaro
Wed May 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Xanzara's Feral Guide (7.1.5)
Replies: 49
Views: 83502

Re: Xanzara's Feral Guide (7.1.5)

Noob question, what stats am I looking for? I'm all of level 103 so a very rough priority will do for now. They're all balanced pretty well right now (which is fortunate since with no reforging and hardly any gem or enchant slots you can't really choose your stats until you have more raid gear than...
by Istaro
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Is feral fun this expansion?
Replies: 24
Views: 5217

Re: Is feral fun this expansion?

The short answer is: No, it's not fun this expansion. I judge this objectively, based on how many people actually raid with the spec. I'm not sure if the latter necessarily means the former, given all the potential confounding factors like feral being 1/4 of a class instead of 1/3, melee being gene...
by Istaro
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Is feral fun this expansion?
Replies: 24
Views: 5217

Re: Is feral fun this expansion?

With no FFF, Mangle, facing requirements, or trinket snapshotting anymore, I haven't considered feral complex on single target for a while now (although probably some of that is that I haven't bothered to switch from SotF to SR for instances for over a month now—which could be said to indicate that ...
by Istaro
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Artifact challenge
Replies: 55
Views: 15143

Re: Artifact challenge

Drums then overrun...(after she does her 2nd jump) What's overrun? My Googling only turned up a Guardian honor talent, which couldn't be right for two reasons. (iam not sure if shield / imp spawn based on time or health pool) I think it's time; I didn't notice any differences in imp spawn rate betw...
by Istaro
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Is feral fun this expansion?
Replies: 24
Views: 5217

Re: Is feral fun this expansion?

The thing is though that, after playing warrior and windwalker monk, it seems like dot-focused specs have no place in this game. In theory DoTs have the counterbalancing advantage that you can continue to damage a boss that's gone unattackable, although the shorter DoT timers reduce the magnitude o...
by Istaro
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Artifact challenge
Replies: 55
Views: 15143

Re: Artifact challenge

I hadn't done any keystones since the patch; thanks for the heads-up.
by Istaro
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Artifact challenge
Replies: 55
Views: 15143

Re: Artifact challenge

Nich wrote:I mean, they made changes to m+ dungeon mechanics with no mention whatsoever.
I must have missed that—something other than the 7.2 affix tuning (skittish 80%->75%, fortified 40%->30%, etc.) and the keystone level compression?
by Istaro
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Artifact challenge
Replies: 55
Views: 15143

Re: Artifact challenge

Wellwow wrote:For ferals looking at this now, the thorns did not work for me when I gave it about 10 tries last night.
We probably all expected they'd nerf it, but stealth nerf? At least put it in the hotfix notes Blizz!
by Istaro
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Enhancement (Secondary Stat) Priority
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: Enhancement (Secondary Stat) Priority

Same here, and then I thought "enhancements" = gems and enchants, but I think it actually means crit, mastery, haste, and versatility. I.e. are there any soft caps for secondary stats?
by Istaro
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Artifact challenge
Replies: 55
Views: 15143

Re: Artifact challenge

It will be interesting to see what happens with our skins in the next expac. Do we get to keep them after the artifact becomes obsolete? If that's the case I might wait til the end of the expac when I'm at 920 or so. Assuming the mage tower is still a thing - maybe it won't be. There's no point in ...