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#1 Jun 07 2011 at 6:12 AM Rating: Decent
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http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/patch-notes/ptr-patch-notes

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Guilds
The daily guild experience cap has been increased by 25%.
The weekly guild reputation cap has been increased by 25%.
The guild experience cap is now removed at level 20, down from level 23.
The Reins of the Dark Phoenix, purchased from the Guild Vendor, has had its art improved. It's now less transparent and indisputably more awesome.


Well, the patch notes are always important to me, but this little nugget just made me laugh.

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Feral
Bear damage abilities were scaling too fast with higher gear levels compared to other tanks, so the following balance changes have been made. All the numbers cited are for level 85 characters; numbers will be lower for lower-level characters.

-Faerie Fire (Feral) base damage has been raised to 2950, up from 679. Attack power scaling has been decreased to 10.8%, down from 15%.

-Maul base damage has been raised to 35, up from 8. Attack power scaling has been decreased to 19%, down from 26.4%.

-Pulverize weapon damage percent has been decreased to 60%, down from 80%. Damage per Lacerate application has been increased to 1623, up from 361.

-Mangle (Bear) weapon damage percent has been decreased to 190%, down from 260%. Bonus damage has been increased to 3306, down from 754.

-Swipe base damage has been increased to 929, up from 215. Attack power scaling has been decreased to 12.3%, down from 17.1%.

-Thrash initial base damage has been increased to 1042, up from 339. Initial damage attack power scaling has been decreased to 9.82%, down from 19.2%. Periodic base damage has been increased to 581, up from 189. Periodic damage attack power scaling has been decreased to 1.67%, down from 3.26%. In addition, a bug was corrected where armor decreased the periodic damage done by this ability.

-Lacerate initial base damage has been increased to 3608, up from 2089. Initial damage attack power scaling has been decreased to 5.52%, down from 7.66%. Periodic base damage has been increased to 69, up from 16. Periodic damage attack power scaling has been decreased to 0.369%, down from 0.512%.

-Natural Reaction damage reduction has been increased to 9/18%, up from 6/12%.


I find myself slightly confused by this set of notes. The opening paragraph seems to say that with great gear bears were clearly at an advantage. But from the looks of stats it seems to be an upgrade. Unless those minor percentage decreases are actually in the thousands of damage when put to the test.

Personally I think this will be an excellent boost to tanking while leveling but I could be mistaken. What do you think?
#2 Jun 07 2011 at 7:28 AM Rating: Good
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snieh wrote:
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/patch-notes/ptr-patch-notes

Quote:
Guilds
The daily guild experience cap has been increased by 25%.
The weekly guild reputation cap has been increased by 25%.
The guild experience cap is now removed at level 20, down from level 23.
The Reins of the Dark Phoenix, purchased from the Guild Vendor, has had its art improved. It's now less transparent and indisputably more awesome.


Well, the patch notes are always important to me, but this little nugget just made me laugh.

Quote:
Feral
Bear damage abilities were scaling too fast with higher gear levels compared to other tanks, so the following balance changes have been made. All the numbers cited are for level 85 characters; numbers will be lower for lower-level characters.

-Faerie Fire (Feral) base damage has been raised to 2950, up from 679. Attack power scaling has been decreased to 10.8%, down from 15%.

-Maul base damage has been raised to 35, up from 8. Attack power scaling has been decreased to 19%, down from 26.4%.

-Pulverize weapon damage percent has been decreased to 60%, down from 80%. Damage per Lacerate application has been increased to 1623, up from 361.

-Mangle (Bear) weapon damage percent has been decreased to 190%, down from 260%. Bonus damage has been increased to 3306, down from 754.

-Swipe base damage has been increased to 929, up from 215. Attack power scaling has been decreased to 12.3%, down from 17.1%.

-Thrash initial base damage has been increased to 1042, up from 339. Initial damage attack power scaling has been decreased to 9.82%, down from 19.2%. Periodic base damage has been increased to 581, up from 189. Periodic damage attack power scaling has been decreased to 1.67%, down from 3.26%. In addition, a bug was corrected where armor decreased the periodic damage done by this ability.

-Lacerate initial base damage has been increased to 3608, up from 2089. Initial damage attack power scaling has been decreased to 5.52%, down from 7.66%. Periodic base damage has been increased to 69, up from 16. Periodic damage attack power scaling has been decreased to 0.369%, down from 0.512%.

-Natural Reaction damage reduction has been increased to 9/18%, up from 6/12%.


I find myself slightly confused by this set of notes. The opening paragraph seems to say that with great gear bears were clearly at an advantage. But from the looks of stats it seems to be an upgrade. Unless those minor percentage decreases are actually in the thousands of damage when put to the test.

Personally I think this will be an excellent boost to tanking while leveling but I could be mistaken. What do you think?


Its more about scaling with gear. Wich means that once you have better gear, your skills wont be OP. Their base atack is higher, though, wich means that the current power shouldnt change overall.

Was I clear?
#3 Jun 07 2011 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, very clear. Thank you.
#4 Jun 07 2011 at 9:09 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah, Bears can't have higher TPS than the tanks capable of healing themselves to full health every couple of seconds while mashing one button for AOE threat.

Smiley: rolleyes

Meh, it won't affect me. I'm stilling trolling through 5-mans at 12k DPS.
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