Aug 25th 2011 5:44PM Really good points -- for ICC, we needed a Google spreadsheet to track who still needed what for the meta, so we could know which bosses to fly through on normal and which we needed for achievements/heroic mode.
That said, we still had a lot of Vent excitement in our raid group when we got normal Nef down the week before the nerf after lots of time lost from people dropping out, reforming the group, etc.
Regarding the move away from the Ulduar-style (which seems to be pretty widely admired), one thing that Blizzard said to justify the UI toggle was that they didn't want people to have to use external resources (like Wowhead) to figure out how to engage the heroic version of the encounter. With the Dungeon Journal now in the game, maybe we can go back to Ulduar style since they can use that to explain how to do the encounter on heroic.
Aug 3rd 2011 5:35PM So when there are new fight mechanics it's a gimmick, but when it's straight dps it's dumb? Sounds like you're walking a pretty fine line...
...just like a patient at a nursing home. :)
Apr 13th 2011 10:29PM Also a regicide!
Aug 20th 2009 4:11PM I read the Predatory Strikes change differently than Allison. It says there's a 20% chance *per combo point*, meaning a 5-point finisher guarantees the effect (which is why it's set to 20% at the highest level, I'd imagine).
Also, according to Wowhead, Cyclone is in the Nature school. Am I missing something as to why it wouldn't qualify?