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3-08-2011 @ 5:09PM
I'm slowing lvling my feral/feral bear/car through outlands and I'm happy with the swipe cd reduction.
3-08-2011 @ 6:40PM
Admittedly, Thrash IS better than Swipe, but you use BOTH while tanking at 85. They both have a 6 second cooldown. That leaves room for 1 Swipe, 1 Thrash, and 4 other spells. Just because you have Thrash does not mean you ignore Swipe.The way you worded the article made it sound like (while tanking past level 81) you no longer use Swipe. This change is a straight buff to AoE threat for Bears, which is awesome.
3-08-2011 @ 7:46PM
Well the major complaint I see thrown around about buffing swipe is that it's insignificant. the amount of threat from it is basically nothing. While it is a buff, it's just not one that's going to have a huge effect. It's basically a poor band aid on a huge problem. Threat is threat but there are orders of magnitude in terms of effect. A thimble is not going to bail out a half sunk boat. That's not to say the situation actually IS that bad. It's just percieved that way. There is quite a polarizing effect on this issue. There's clearly a problem when compared to dk's, but how much of one is up for debate. What compounds the problem even further is that Blizzard dev statements show they DON'T see any problem at 85.
3-09-2011 @ 11:47AM
as far as PVE threat goes, thorns being castable in bear form would even help a little. What about some kind of aoe threat with feral charge? Something to differentiate us from warriors would really be swell.I dont want us to be arguing for the fury warrior DPS tanks of early BC...what I want is a way to offset the way druids seem to have issues establishing aggro with anything but a mangle.I hate the changes to fear and root breaking, but I don't PVP, so I will cope. I wish they could just do pvp changes to abilities without effing up the pve, but that doesn't seem to be an option.
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