Topics of the Week #6

It’s been a busy few weeks with long weekend and lots of people on vacation. Hope everyone had some time to enjoy the time off and the good weather. Beta posting continues to be frequent while most of it is just bug updates and talent updates which I’m going to avoid talking about. No point in ranting when they’re likely to make the changes (like last time). If something big comes out we’ll discuss but until then lets just point out some of the more interesting class changes.

Class Masteries Announced (Source)

  • FeralIncreases the damage absorbed by your Savage Defense ability by 32% and increases the damage done by your Cat Form bleed abilities by 20%. Absorb and damage increased further by mastery rating.

First thought immediately is, wonder what this will max out at, 20% is already pretty neat but if it scales with mastery rating, it could get very nifty.

Raid Buffs for Cataclysm (Source)

More homogenization is on the way, this is what Feral Druids bring to the raid come Cata. Or in other words, who you’l be fighting for for spots (especially in 10 mans which will start becoming much more popular with much fewer raid slots)

  1. 5% Crit (Shared with Fury Warrior, Feral Druid, Subtlety Rogue, Elemental Shaman)
  2. 5% Stats (Shared with Paladin, Druid)
  3. 12% Armor Debuff (Shared with  Warrior, Rogue, Druid, Hunter)
  4. 30% Bleed Damage Debuff (Shared with Arms Warrior, Feral Druid, Subtlety Rogue)
  5. 10% Melee Attack Speed Debuff (Shared With Warrior, Death Knight, Feral Druid, Protection Paladin)

Armor Specializations (Source)

Not sure if this stacks but it sounds like it would, so that’s an additional 10% agility from wearing only leather which we (feral druids) already do and would have no reason not to. Hurray for no more rets and warriors trying to be rogues and blaming poor itemization!

I’m on a Shark (Source)

I know its just a gag but that is fantastic

Sign me up for one of these bad boys

Mimi Head Farming – Update

Week #4 of Mimi Head Farming happened last night which I obtained my mount. That makes 3 so far,  22 more to go before Cata hits!

Here are some sexy screenshots up close of the mount and the great details given to it. Cudos to Blizz on the attention and care put into the best mount in the game.

P3Wx2 Lasers go Pew Pew Pew!

Top view of the interior console

Could have at least added some cushion on the seat amirite?


7 Responses to “Topics of the Week #6”


  1. 1 Gingershnaps August 9, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Congratulations on the mount, very awesome looking!

  2. 2 Goodmongo August 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I think adding what buffs are NOT provided by a druid would be extremely helpful. These are our true competitors for the raid slots.

    • 3 Vallen August 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm

      Why would buffs not provided by druids be our competition for slots?

      Lets use 5% stats as an example and only that stat for simplicity sake. In Cata only druid and paladins can provide that buff. So if a paladin can provide that buff, then no you don’t need a druid aka competition for that buff/slot. A mage on the other hand, provides Arcane Intellect which is something both paladins/druids cannot provide so why would a mage be competition for a druid in terms of raid slots?

      Perhaps I’m just not understanding your point, care to elaborate?

      Also in terms of buffs druids don’t provide, just look @ the list here: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/1892-Guild-UI-Reforging-Raid-Buffs-Debuffs

  3. 4 Enzoh August 11, 2010 at 2:25 am

    oh wauw, congratz on the mount ! – looks so sweet!

    after the last post my guild have started to do ulduar agian!
    so thanks to you maybe i’ll be getting my hands of this sweet little chopper!😀

    • 5 Vallen August 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks!

      Glad to hear my post has inspired others to give it a try. If you run into any issues gimme a shout and I’d be more than happy to provide any assistance I can. Remember the key is not killing ys0, any guild with a skilled core can probably do it. It’s more how to keep people motivated to come back week after week (especially once you’ve already gotten your mimi head!)

  4. 6 Aset August 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I take it you haven’t seen any news about where Improved Leader of the Pack has gone? Did they just remove it entirely? I’m sure you noticed it was rather helpful while soloing as a feral. Other than that the only time I see it is when looking at my death meter to see if I really didn’t get healed for the past 10 seconds, only to find I did.. but only from Imp LotP..

    Also, I’ll test in another browser to make sure, but your Rogue color up there is making my eyes bleed.

    • 7 Vallen August 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

      LOTP still affects the player but it seems the current talent tree does not have an imp LOTP. Not sure if its been removed or whether its just broken for now. Lots of talents were not working as intended when the talent trees were first released, I would just give it time to see what the final result is. No need to panic yet.


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