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10-13-2010 @ 6:16PM
I think that a good chunk of my dps loss on my fury warrior was due to not being able to see where half the mobs were, since their nameplates weren't showing up at all (yes, I turned enemy name plates on in interface options... still nada).Try running AN or HoR, where you have blue and black mobs against a blue and black background, with dim lighting, and no names or nameplates to identify them. It is surprisingly hard to pick them out on the screen. I found myself tab-targeting madly, just trying to find the next enemy to attack.I tried running around and killing things on my own, though, and I found myself really having a ton of fun with fury. Execute actually hit for a substantial amount, too! This I just cannot figure out. On my level 85 warrior, an execute with minimal rage hits for 1.5k (non-crit). An execute with 100 rage hits for about 6400, non-crit. On live now, my level 80 warrior's non-crit executes were weighing in as high as 7500, and crits were coming in anywhere from 10k to almost 14k. How in the world does that work? Anyway, I'm not complaining. Not about Live, anyway.I found that with 3/3 Blood Pact, 2/2 Field Dressing, and the Glyph of Bloody Healing, I was killing the Pustulent Horrors in Icecrown with 100% health left at the end... and they were dying *quickly*. So single-target dps at level 80 seems to be quite good, as long as you are getting hit. I can't vouch for PvE boss dps yet, as I've only run heroics so far.However, I will say that I'm...cautiously optimistic. I'm very surprised at how much more fun I'm having on Live right now than I did leveling my warrior through 80 on Beta. This might turn out to be pretty good, after all.
10-13-2010 @ 6:21PM
I had the same problem on the PTR. You definitely need an add-on like Tidyplates, or something. Check it:http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info13674-TidyPlates.html
10-13-2010 @ 6:32PM
You are the second person that I have seen mention this add-on. I will have to try it out. Thanks for the link!
10-13-2010 @ 6:35PM
Whoops! That should be Blood Craze*, not Blood Pact. WTB Edit Button.
10-13-2010 @ 7:00PM
I had the same nameplate problem on the PTR. Fortunately, I use Tidy Plates: Threat Plates on the live realms, so fingers crossed that that's not broken, too. (Especially with the new tanking mechanics and threat issues--more than ever, I need to be able to easily see what I do and don't have aggro on.)
10-13-2010 @ 7:14PM
I can report that threatplates is working. As are many other addons: kudos to the designers!
10-14-2010 @ 3:50PM
I can vouch for the crazy self-healing for the new fury. I haven't played much on Live since the patch (and it sounds like things are, perhaps, different than beta - which I find odd, since I thought we were beta was testing all these same changes that just went live) but I have leveled my fury warrior on beta, and it's crazy easy. I, literally, have NEVER stopped to use a bandage or eat in 3 levels! My health bar is almost always between 85 and 100% full, regardless of whether I'm fighting 1, 2, 3, or 4 mobs. It's like I'm invincible. I haven't even bothered to start leveling first aid on beta, which has always been a priority for leveling fury.Perhaps we aren't nearly as potent in level 80 raids, but come Cata, we will be in leveling heaven.
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