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9-05-2011 @ 12:19AM
Nice article, but one thing you didn't mention was the HUGE benefit to kitties of the new tank threat. Cats (and Fury warriors) were the class with the biggest problems with threat throttling prior to the change. Now that we don't have to worry about pulling, our dps can be significantly improved just by doing what we do faster and harder. Sure the other classes get the benefit too, but cats in my opinion get the biggest benefit due to our long ramp-up time. Negating the threat throttle means we can get our dots n buffs up faster, ravage with TF without having to worry in the first 5 seconds, and proceed to shred the crap outta stuff while popping berserk early so we can get in 2 berserks per fight. All melee are at a disadvantage in this tier, but the threat problems (especially with pally and warrior tanks) were really holding us back more than others. Now that they've fixed it, we're back where we should be: middle of the pack for melee dps. I'm happy enough with that.
9-05-2011 @ 10:27AM
This is true, though I'd expect this to benefit all melee relatively equally.(Also, I looked at normal-mode data, which seems to have less troubles with tank threat.)
9-05-2011 @ 11:06AM
So true! I hated how every paladin, warrior, dk and everyone else opened with cd's and did a ton of damage while I had to hold down and even use cower in the first cycles of my dps.Not anymore my friends, not anymore.
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