NFL season is in full swing. NHL is back. MLB is in the playoffs. NBA is right around the corner.
Game studios are starting the end of year blitz. Already Castlevania is impressing and Enslaved is surprising. Not much time to enjoy them, though, before Fable III and Force Unleashed 2 land.
Oh yeah, and there's that WoW thing, too. 4.01 and Cataclysm and all that. You know...if you're in to that sort of thing.
Doom and gloom is flying around the blogosphere about kitty DPS. It makes me sad, a little. But then I remember a few things:
1) I don't get to DPS much anyway. I mostly tank. So this isn't really hurting my core role.
2) I've gone through this before with the nerf of Bear health pools and armor with 3.0 and Wrath. And I'm still awesome.
Cats were a joke for DPS in BC. Seriously. We were less than second-rate. Bears got all the love on the Feral side. (Prior to BC, all of Feral was a joke from what I've heard. I wasn't end-game back then, but I'll believe it.)
Wrath came along and cats became damn good. A half-way capable cat could dominate trash dps (nothing currently in the game competes with kitty Swipe on large packs) and a good cat could challenge the pure DPS classes for meter spots on boss fights.
(Bears also became the best tanks in the game, I believe. But I'm biased.)
Now we're sliding back in the other direction a little bit (I'm told...still haven't seen for myself). It's only natural. When you're the best there is, the only way you have to go is down.
Did I really just say that? Ferals are the best?
Search your feelings. You know it to be true.
Step back and take a breath. Let Blizz do some final tweaking before the patch and let the theory crafters flex their muscle to help us find optimal rotations. If we're still truly so low, have faith that we'll be brought back up to competitive again. If Blizz can do it with Fury warriors and Frost mages, they can do it with kitties, too.
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