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11-16-2006 @ 7:43PM
Yes, to expound on #14's point - DPS remains the same for all pets, but their attack SPEED has been reduced, which has meant an increase to actual attack POWER for any pets whose speed went down. (So that they do the same DPS in the end.) Cats have higher DPS than crabs. (or bears, or owls, or - well, anything that's not a raptor) Always have, always will.This really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who min/maxes their pet speed and follows the way hunter pet stats are calculated. Even before this patch, any two cats, even with different attack speeds, would still have the same DPS. The one with a higher attack speed didn't do more damage, he just hit faster. And subsequently, he did less damage with each hit, so that the DPS came out the same for both pets in the end. This has just removed that attack speed factor altogether.I don't LIKE it, mind you, since I kind of enjoyed stalking rarer or faster-attack pets. (Or slower-attack pets, if my strategy ran that way.) But this isn't the titanic pet UBERNERF that people seem to want to make it out to be. This patch still goes a HUGE way towards making pets MORE powerful, what with the new Beast Mastery tree and pets scaling with gear. And THAT, I'm all for.
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