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11-27-2010 @ 5:06PM
30 DPS seems about on par, perhaps slightly lower than what it should be, but accurate. Berserking is merely a 1% increase in haste if it is used on cooldown every cooldown and the encounter lasts exactly 3 minutes (or some factor of 3.) If you have a 4 minute encounter, then Berserking is worth a lot more haste, and more DPS. There are also the less tangible benefits to Berserking. Bloodlust is usually saved for specific phases of a boss encounter. If the boss doesn't have a burn mechanic, then it will usually be used sub-35 or 30% to produce the largest gain. If the boss does have a specific burn mechanic (the second transition on H PP, the second transition on H LK, ect) then Bloodlust is saved to get through those phases easier. Berserking can be used similarly, even if it would represent a theoretical DPS loss. Essentially, it's a free haste trinket for whenever you need to pop cooldowns in order to get through a tough part of an encounter. That's something tauren just don't have, and you can't really put a DPS tag on burst.I agree that racials are always going to be situational and class dependent, and I don't think that is a terrible design. What is terrible is when you have a small handful of races that have several DPS increasing racials and others that have no DPS increasing racials. Trolls and orcs are examples of races that have far too many good racials, tauren and even undead have rather bleh racials. One of the biggest issues with racials is the profession based racials, which don't do anything at all, and the resistance based racials, which are far too limited to where they are either great or worthless. Changing these racials to have a point and be less limited in their application would be the largest step in balancing out racials overall. I wouldn't really say that any of the current racials are over powered in the sense that they give some great advantage that will secure a win almost every time, and most of the DPS or utility centric ones are balanced, the larger issue is the worthless racials and the races that don't really have any DPS centric racials.
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