Friday, June 19, 2009

[Feral] 3.2 Patch Notes

Kitty nerfs below
# Mangle: Ranks 4 and 5 base points reduced by about 11%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
# Rake: Ranks 6 and 7 base points on initial and periodic damage reduced by about 7%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
# Rip: Ranks 8 and 9 base points and points per combo point reduced by about 6%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
# Savage Defense: The animation for gaining this buff will no longer make the bear stand upright
# Shred: Ranks 8 and 9 base points reduced by about 10%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
# Swipe (Cat): Percent of weapon damage done reduced from 260% to 250%.

All of these changes are clearly designed to lower the starting kitty druid's dps a bit which makes perfect sense as a proper player can easily outperform anyone else at that gear level. The one thing i am unsure about is they'r mangle change, i WOULD assume that it refers only to the cat version of it as i personally do not believe that anyone would argue that bears need a nerf right now -.-

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mount Change and the effect on Flight Form

The latest blue posts show that the way mounts work are going to be changed, below is a copy/paste of the relevant part:

Expert Riding (Skill 225)

150% flying mount speed; 60% land mount speed
Requires level 60
Cost: 600 gold (faction discounts now apply)
Mount Cost: 50 gold
Can now be learned in Honor Hold (Alliance) or Thrallmar (Horde)

Flight Form is something we learn at level 68 and it only grants 60% speed increase, the logical thing for Blizzard would be to lower it's level to 60 and also increase the speed by 150%.

I have seen nothing to suggest that they are doing that but i'm pretty sure they will once they realize this -.-

WoW nearing it's end?

As i have nothing interesting myself this week i thought i'd share a interesting read i found yesterday (thank you Karthis for the link):

Is Alexa Charting the Decline of WoW?

Now on a WoW related note, being trial sucks.... I didn't get to raid yesterday and behold, twisted visage drops *crai*.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Yogg-Saron and new forms

Is a damn cool fight, just a shame about the randomness of charm in phase 1. Nothing sucks more then just when your mob is about to be killed on Sara that you get charmed and your mob runs to the raid and explodes there -.-

Taunt DR is also quite annoying but i ain't complaining, if these problems weren't there it wouldn't be a challenging fight so \o/ for Blizzard.

On a unrelated sidenote, i know how i will look in 3.2 apparantly:

Thank god i don't look like the pink hello kitty one, as i would refuse to change the way i have looked the past few years just because of a new model blizzard implemented.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Guild part 2

Yesterday was the first day i raided after my 'break' and the new guild cleared up to yogg-saron on the first day, honestly makes me wonder what the hell people in my old guild were doing. That is saying a lot considering still there are some people failing this new guild and that the top 5 dps usually is the dps'ers that came with me to this guild from my old guild *shrug*.

What i have to admit tho is that raiding without any responsibility is such bliss, can't believe howmuch stress the raid/guild leading actually gave me. The only sad part is that i am no longer main tank and in yesterday's raid they had 4 tanks for some reason so i was kitty dps'ing most of the stuff which isn't really my thing.

So all in all i must say i'm pretty pleased and hope i can get a proper tanking spot as soon as possible.

PS: Got my Conqueror's Nightsong Legguards in that raid tho \o/