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by cynrh
Thu May 26, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Any advice?
Replies: 35
Views: 3682

Re: Any advice?

Be sure to Thorn the tank on the pull. If you're waiting several seconds to hop in, now you can at least add to his threat while you wait!
by cynrh
Thu May 26, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Melee Question Answered by Blizz
Replies: 15
Views: 2477

Re: Melee Question Answered by Blizz

Once people started raising their Ilvls though it really didn't matter any more what the raid make up look liked. But that is roughly equivalent to, "once we went from progression to farm, the difference didn't matter any more" The problem goes far beyond PVP, it is an enormous design problem which...
by cynrh
Fri May 13, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 changes
Replies: 261
Views: 47817

Re: 4.2 changes

Are "sets" of Mew RSV's directly comparable (ie based on some common anchor value)? I thought the values were only "relative" to the values within the set, not from set to set. In other words, can you really make "less than/greater than" comparisons between a set of 4.1 and 4.2 Mew RSV's? What is th...
by cynrh
Fri May 06, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Need some advice from a pro. : )
Replies: 12
Views: 1431

Re: Need some advice from a pro. : )

One thing to keep in mind is that all those simulators assume perfect play, meaning if you "miss" a Rip they will always automatically notice and re-try Rip. We as humans may not instantly notice the miss every time, and may lose Rip ticks here and there as a result. Plenty of other scenarios - not ...
by cynrh
Mon May 02, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: W, S, D, A crits BigTwoHorns (Overkill)
Replies: 19
Views: 3966

Re: W, S, D, A crits BigTwoHorns (Overkill)

Try this: force yourself to run circles around the training dummy, while trying to maintain your DPS cycle. Since you need to constantly mouselook to turn properly, it will force you to use the keybinds instead of clicking.
by cynrh
Mon May 02, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Feral PvP
Topic: Meta Gems for PvP
Replies: 9
Views: 5733

Re: Meta Gems for PvP

Mand, IMHO probably the single biggest improvement a new PVP feral can make to improve is to become aware of your Swiftness procs and get in the habit of using them. So in the peel scenario you mentioned above a common scenario might be not to FC back to your healer (skullbash doesn't have the range...
by cynrh
Mon May 02, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Syl's Snippets
Topic: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE
Replies: 26
Views: 5078

Re: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE

Fair enough Fate, we're just arguing crosswise. I would argue that all of those abilities do exactly the same thing in PVP and PVE - there is no relearning the actual ability , for a PVE'r all of those abilities still do exactly what they expect them to do if they hopped into a BG or arena for the f...
by cynrh
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Syl's Snippets
Topic: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE
Replies: 26
Views: 5078

Re: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE

Agreed on FB, I'd kind of like to see it do something "in addition to" the direct damage it is doing now. Refreshing Mangle or adding a few more ticks to Rake or something.
by cynrh
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Syl's Snippets
Topic: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE
Replies: 26
Views: 5078

Re: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE

Cool, that's all I'm trying to say here - I've seen a lot of people, not just Syl, blame some of our DPS issues on the "PVP changes" and I just don't think that's the case. We figured it to be DPS-neutral then and it appears to be pretty neutral now, in practice. The biggest PVE problem with that pa...
by cynrh
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Syl's Snippets
Topic: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE
Replies: 26
Views: 5078

Re: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE

Well, I found where I had calc'd it out, you're welcome to correct it if you like. I was farily confident at the time that it was matching numbers being thrown around by more reputable math guys, most commonly 25%. In comments, posting as Maulrush, 7-01-2011 http://fluiddruid.net/2011/01/3-0-8-on-pt...
by cynrh
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Syl's Snippets
Topic: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE
Replies: 26
Views: 5078

Re: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE

Shred wasn't boosted by 25%; more like 10%. I don't know where you're getting 25% from. Well likewise, I don't know where you are getting 10% from and I am nearly dead certain that is incorrect, as that would've caused a near mutiny when Blizzard announced it as a simple "shift" in DPS #'s - everyo...
by cynrh
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Syl's Snippets
Topic: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE
Replies: 26
Views: 5078

Re: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE

Just noticed I was grabbing off the 10 man normals list, so I grabbed the #1 (Slott) off the Heroic 25's and he comes out at only 96% of today's total, if we were still using the old +bleeds method. So there's three points of data, showing so far that the +Shred patch actually gave us a +1-4% damage...
by cynrh
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Syl's Snippets
Topic: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE
Replies: 26
Views: 5078

Re: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE

Every time you don't get all your ticks of rip and rake, that's bad for a feral... True, which is another plus mark for buffing our DD and lowering the emphasis on our bleeds, right? Totally agreed that the bleed nerf is not a big deal, I just disagree that it was even bad. I'll agree with you guys...
by cynrh
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Syl's Snippets
Topic: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE
Replies: 26
Views: 5078

Re: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE

But those arguments are true regardless of the PVP "nerf". Having or not having a measly +10% on a couple dots we leave on a flyaway does virtually nothing to help us compete with people that can still crank through their full DPS rotation. They're going to kick our ass with or without that buff. Th...
by cynrh
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Syl's Snippets
Topic: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE
Replies: 26
Views: 5078

Re: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE

Fate: I don't agree, I use more than 95% of the feral arsenal in pretty much the same way, and the other 5% is trivial crap like using FF to keep people out of stealth or Thorns maybe to act as a "junk buff" to protect another buff. Or more to the point, I use far more of my abilities at various poi...
by cynrh
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Syl's Snippets
Topic: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE
Replies: 26
Views: 5078

Re: Sylv's Snippets 3 PVP Vs. PVE

"PVP nerfs are killing the PVE bring the player philosophy" I'm not really following, could you elaborate on what PVP nerfs killed that PVE philosophy? The bleed DPS loss was offset by the Shred gain; we'd still be bottom of the barrel DPS even with the old DPS model. Blizz always mentions that they...
by cynrh
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Patch 4.1 discussion
Replies: 142
Views: 14045

Re: Patch 4.1 discussion

Perhaps lighting cats on fire is what passes for entertainment in Firelands.
by cynrh
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Bear Tanking
Topic: Enrage and King of the Jungle
Replies: 17
Views: 6342

Re: Enrage and King of the Jungle

I'm sold. To me (working on normal modes) its not bear's sustained threat that is a problem, its cementing the early aggro before Vengeance comes up. So I think having the Enrage up during the first ten seconds of the fight, particularly multi-mob, is a big selling point. My sustained threat at my i...
by cynrh
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Patch 4.1 discussion
Replies: 142
Views: 14045

Re: Patch 4.1 discussion

I highly think you under estimate what having a strong knowledge of your class means to high end raiding guilds. I don't think he is under estimating it, its just not really relevant. Of course people that are expert at their classes are valuable; but there's lots of them and you are often in compe...
by cynrh
Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Another - help me improve post - non-raider
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

Re: Another - help me improve post - non-raider

Hi, I've grappled with threat issues all expansion as well. Try Thorn'ing the tank just before he pulls, it helps a bunch to give him that extra threat at the start of a fight, when he has no Vengeance stacks. Installing a simple threat meter helps too - most raiders use Omen, but for non-raiders th...
by cynrh
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Keybinding Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5639

Re: Keybinding Question

Re: the Razer Naga, I can say that the numpad 'feels' right - it is exactly under your natural thumb resting position, assuming you are right-handed. It is very convenient to use without affecting your grip on the mouse, much more so than the classic 'ridge' buttons that many mice add too high on th...
by cynrh
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Keybinding Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5639

Re: Keybinding Question

First, druids have an obnoxious amount of spells to deal with, you can't keybind it all. The ones you want to keybind are the critical ones that you want access to while moving. Start slow, learn to use a few keys at a time. If you try to bind too much you'll have all kinds of problems remembering w...
by cynrh
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Making "you are not behind the target" more obvious
Replies: 11
Views: 2361

Re: Making "you are not behind the target" more obvious

Try to keep an eye on your MT as you move in and have some awareness of where he is; if you know where he is you know where the mob's back is. Understandably, this gets difficult once your tank gets buried in mobs and special effects. So when that happens, Shred should be keybound to your easiest-to...
by cynrh
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Dev Q&A on Unique Buffs
Replies: 17
Views: 3134

Re: Dev Q&A on Unique Buffs

Thinking about it last night, I think I'd be just as happy if they simply made Thorns castable from cat form. I just feel the abilities are clunky and irritating to use; and Cower simply has had such an atrocious history as a spell that its has always gotten under my skin. Anyway, this is a personal...
by cynrh
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Dev Q&A on Unique Buffs
Replies: 17
Views: 3134

Re: Dev Q&A on Unique Buffs

Hit doesn't gimp your DPS. If you cap hit instead of increasing mastery or crit it ends up being something like a 50 DPS loss in the worst possible situation for hit (meaning that in other situations it's actually better to cap hit ). That doesn't assume lower time on target or the like or the bene...