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by CaptainCub
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Blood in the Water
Replies: 12
Views: 3056

Re: Blood in the Water

Orka wrote:Ok so I guess there's no need anymore to make sure one applies a buffed Rip when approaching/entering the last 25% of a boss' HP... I'm kind of disappointed, I thought this trick was part of being a good cat.
This has never been part of our mechanics though.
by CaptainCub
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Let's talk about logs (Gearing and Execution advise)
Replies: 355
Views: 72046

Re: Let's talk about logs (Gearing and Execution advise)

It seems that it does take extra damage. However refreshing your dot's just before the shield will still not break it. Even at 100% crit you wouldn't even do 1/3 of the damage required to do any harm. Right... but if everyone is doing the same, the barrier will blow up and it has in my case and tha...
by CaptainCub
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Let's talk about logs (Gearing and Execution advise)
Replies: 355
Views: 72046

Re: Let's talk about logs (Gearing and Execution advise)

If your bleed is applied before the shield comes up the damage will not break the shield. Any direct damage or dot refresh after the shield comes up will cause a break. Just make sure you refresh before the shield and you will be golden. For completeness' sake, you should not refresh your Dots on M...
by CaptainCub
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 changes
Replies: 261
Views: 54328

Re: 4.2 changes

How did you come to this conclusion and what exactly do you mean by it ruling out the possibility of TF-Clipping Rip. Simple, if you consistently use up 5CP to FB above 25% HP you no longer have them available to overwrite a weaker Rip with a TF'd one in between two regular refreshes. (while mainta...
by CaptainCub
Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 changes
Replies: 261
Views: 54328

Re: 4.2 changes

Let's leave Mew aside for a moment. Bottom line is I noted a 200 increase in dps which is not only a subjective claim, but even on paper if you replace 2 shreds with 2 FBs every 3 minutes, that's what you'll get. Can that be wrong in any way? Opportunistically FB'ing above 25% HP also rules out the...
by CaptainCub
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Shred/FB Priority during BitW
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: Shred/FB Priority during BitW

Thank you for researching into this. The only wrench in the discussion is that you are overwriting TFed Rips early - but as the numbers show, it is not significant enough to worry about. Unless you macro Synapse Springs to Tiger's Fury like I do, which should make the dps delta wider. Last question,...
by CaptainCub
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Ask the Devs #10, Damage Dealing
Replies: 24
Views: 4133

Re: Ask the Devs #10, Damage Dealing

How about why, when they finally gave us an interrupt, they made it more expensive than others, and included a built in delay that makes it more difficult to interrupt short spell casts? I think the extra cost is tied to the charge component that allows us to kick moving targets more reliably than ...
by CaptainCub
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Shred/FB Priority during BitW
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: Shred/FB Priority during BitW

Are you guys using 4.2 numbers for FB and Shred? I thought we were talking about the current patch and on live DPE numbers for FB and Shred are much closer. That's what led me to believe and through practical experience that the opportunity cost of not Shredding to land an FB is hardly worth it, esp...
by CaptainCub
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Shred/FB Priority during BitW
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: Shred/FB Priority during BitW

As far as I know, using FB even before BiTW is a DPS increase but it is so low that it is really not worth risking to lose your Rip or SR, that is why it is generaly better to save combo points and energy to be ready to refresh our dots or buffs at anytime. But I wonder if we should not avoid using...
by CaptainCub
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: What to make of this.
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Re: What to make of this.

Suhmon wrote:It's a datamining error.
Thanks for the heads up
/relieved
by CaptainCub
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Shred/FB Priority during BitW
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: Shred/FB Priority during BitW

I tend to use FB as often as I can during BitW phases. Is this the consensus? I'm very interested in this question as well. What I've been doing is only push FB to refresh Rip at the latest possible time - at about 3 sec left. I would also do a TF'd bite over anything else regardless of the time le...
by CaptainCub
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: FluidDruidVids
Replies: 45
Views: 13676

Re: FluidDruidVids

You said in the video that the more targets Swipe hits the higher the chance of OOC proc'ing. I'm pretty sure OOC procs off of our auto-attacks only and is unaffected by Swipe's target count.
by CaptainCub
Wed May 25, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Tips for Al'Akir regular.
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: Tips for Al'Akir regular.

The reason I ask is with Blood in the Water in effect will you be seeing a full 16 second rip go off with out refreshing it? That's what I was thinking and why I've been using GoMangle over the Shred glyph (in the situation where you're stationed in front in P2). GoShred is not particularly strong ...
by CaptainCub
Wed May 25, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Tips for Al'Akir regular.
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: Tips for Al'Akir regular.

Floofles wrote:you'll be doing a significant amount less DPS in p1/early p2/p3 which has never ended up being worth it.
I'm confused. What glyph did you have in mind to swap GoMangle with?
by CaptainCub
Wed May 18, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 Glyph of Feroicious Bite
Replies: 24
Views: 3814

Re: 4.2 Glyph of Feroicious Bite

if you are taking aggro from your tank often enough for Glyph of Barkskin to be a requirement then he is doing something wrong The same could be said about about the new GoFB and its situational use, except that the extra "mitigation" of GoBarskin will far outweigh the measly 6-7K heal from GoFB. I...
by CaptainCub
Wed May 18, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 Glyph of Feroicious Bite
Replies: 24
Views: 3814

Re: 4.2 Glyph of Feroicious Bite

If FB crits (which it will most of time due to Rend and Tear), will we still get the heal from Leader of the Pack? If so, we will be getting a very nice amount of healing. 9% + NI Edit: Can Leader of the Pack Heal still crit? Even more if it does. But I don't remember this part. - it's not depends ...
by CaptainCub
Tue May 17, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 Glyph of Feroicious Bite
Replies: 24
Views: 3814

Re: 4.2 Glyph of Feroicious Bite

Glyph of Barkskin - Has its use but as cat if you ever really need to use this something is going very wrong Let's stop pretending we're like arcane mages or something with crazy threat reduction. Ferals do run into threat problems every once in a while, especially on trash mobs and when it so happ...
by CaptainCub
Thu May 12, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: When to go Bear
Replies: 16
Views: 2283

Re: When to go Bear

There have been plenty of times during BC when cats would go bear and save the day: the raven guards in Sethekk Halls were pretty rough on freshly geared lvl70 tanks, same for some trash packs in MgTerrace and many other instances. Even now I see myself go bear to bash lethal mobs instead of wasting...
by CaptainCub
Wed May 11, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: ZA/ZG loot
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: ZA/ZG loot

http://www.wowhead.com/item=56382 Heroic Lost City Polearm http://www.wowhead.com/item=69626 Heroic ZG the weap dps is higher which should place the ZG staff ahead. It's just weird to think that the blue item has better top end. The blue polearm is slower and therefore yields lower dps than the ZG ...
by CaptainCub
Mon May 09, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: Hit and Expertise
Replies: 26
Views: 6679

Re: Hit and Expertise

2) Do you expert kitties personally ever purposely leave some hit/ expertise unreforged, or even reforge to it? Is there a point at which you consider your hit/ expertise too low? I do reforge to expertise specifically and reforged out of haste on the tier gloves and chest instead of hit or exp. I ...
by CaptainCub
Sun May 08, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 changes
Replies: 261
Views: 54328

Re: 4.2 changes

Something else just popped into my head about the 4p bonus. This will require way more information and math to verify. The thought is this: Won't this bonus's effectiveness be based completly on fight duration? A 7 minute fight would be ideal as we get to use Berserk twice with little time left aft...
by CaptainCub
Wed May 04, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 changes
Replies: 261
Views: 54328

Re: 4.2 changes

Yeah right now our scaling is bad, like I look at gear upgrades and I'm not excited because I know they won't change much. So you pretty much lose the materialistic incentive to doing raids and progressing, which of course is not what raiding's all about, but still... that's the core of an RPG.
by CaptainCub
Wed May 04, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 changes
Replies: 261
Views: 54328

Re: 4.2 changes

As I stated on my blog it's not a 700-800 DPS hit. It's maybe - maybe - a 700-800 AP hit, but 1 AP does not equal 1 DPS, not for ferals I don't know about that. With 25-man raid buffs and ilvl366 gear, Mew has always valued 1AP at above 1 dps. (To be precise: 1 STR = 2.33dps and 1AP = 1.11dps) Well...
by CaptainCub
Tue May 03, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 changes
Replies: 261
Views: 54328

Re: 4.2 changes

It won't be that bad of a nerf though. It's not meant to be a nerf(...) It's still a 700-800+ dps nerf, I would not call this insignificant :? By the way, the WOTLK agility cloak enchant does not give us any dps edge over strength wearers since the 65crit enchant is just as strong. They would need ...
by CaptainCub
Mon May 02, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Kitty DPS
Topic: 4.2 druid specific staff + firecat
Replies: 36
Views: 21575

Re: 4.2 druid specific staff + firecat

What I meant was the way vengeance stacks is gear dependent: the more damage you take, the faster it stacks. Sejta for instance will potentially get more vengeance AP than Reesi although she has a gear which, on paper should allow her to deal much more damage and generate more threat.