However, if we look at it from a gameplay and rotational perspective, it starts to look exciting in my opinion. If we start with Savagery, it will let us:
I'm not talking about how Bear Thrash will now rule WoW - 'cause that can be nerfed. But the point of Savagery giving us the freedom to do other stuff is important to me. And that will be a potentially exciting change in how I play my Feral. Couple that with new combo points + Rip + superior mobility and the Feral is a completely different beast out of the box.Aggixx was doing some simc stuff with Bear Thrash the other day so he has the data. I've been curious but haven't got that far with Catus2. There will always be Bear Thrash temptations with the amount of idle time we have during AoE situations. Unless the ability does MoP Moonfire-grade damage, weaving a Bear Thrash will be worth something.
But mostly, I just meant that passive SR gives you more freedom to use Bear/caster w/o paying a tax. Bear Thrash was the first thing I thought of
Then we have Moonfire Cat. We've asked for the ability to shoot lazers for years - and now we can, just w/o the hassle of cancelling form. Oh, it'll now also do some actual damage. Not only does this change our rotation, but it gives us the ability to do ranged damage in cat form. At the same time, we get to use an iconic druid ability. I don't really see the problem with this ability tbh. With the new combo points, we can even multi-dot without losing the points!
BT is the least exciting in my opinion. The beauty is that a lot of other people is going to love it! This option is as close as Blizzard is going to let us get back snapshotting - Ferals with BT can snapshot off BT and TF. I think it restricts me in unknown fights and when we have more than one target - others are going to love it because they can use it to pump out more dps in known fights with only one target. To each his own.
My point is that all three talents actually change the gameplay and dps rotation for the Feral - Savagery might even prove to be the most versatile in that regard, we simply don't know yet as it depends so much on the encounters, how well other druid abilities will perform and how the pvp metagame will develop.