Changes on the PTR… and our first boss down.

So changes for the latest patch are up…

  • Bear damage is going down
  • Bear Armor is going up
  • Swipe damage is going down for kitties
  • No mention of kitty change to Mastery
  • No mention of a fix to the Meta Gem dumb blue>red requirement.

The good news… Looks like Kitty DPS is going to be Ok… for now… in PvE… mostly.

  • Berserk no longer clears the effect of Fear or makes you immune to Fear for the duration.

This hurts in PvE because there were times we could use this to continue to DPS while others were running around in fear… but not a huge deal. This REALLY hurts in PvP as it honestly was one of our biggest upsides. We will now get nuked to death by hunters and locks everywhere…. Ok, a little melodramatic, especially since I PvP very little, but I did always like picking Warlocks out of a BG group and ripping them to shreds… Ah well. If we are lucky they will let this change handle our PvP nerf and leave our Mastery and Bleeds where they are.

We downed MagMaw last night after just 2 attempts (reads we are awesome) which gave us lots of time to practice ODS. We looked through the logs today and realized Magmatron’s shield absorbs DoT damage… including my bleeds… so next week we stop DPS on him early and it’s game over. We still managed to get them to <10% so it looks like those 2 will be on farm very soon. I was lucky and scored Parasitic Bands.

For those of you wondering if you are ready to raid, I found this over at wow.joystiq.com…

It looks like with a good team it doesn’t take too much in terms of gear to start raiding and have success.

P.S.  Kitties can get an angle on Magmaw and shred… Thank you Blizzard for fixing this expansions Kologarn… maybe they do listen.

One Response to Changes on the PTR… and our first boss down.

  • Rahl says:

    Hiya
    Happy New yr, Good News!
    From wow.com

    Good news for people who’ve been sick to death of Cataclysm’s terrible meta gem requirements (read: everyone): Blizzard has made their promised changes to Chaotic and Relentless gem types in patch 4.0.6, making both require three red gems. But that’s not all! There are also three brand-new meta gems coming with the new patch, giving DPS classes a boost to their main stat and 3% increased crit damage. Good changes all around.

    The full text of the announcement is below. Check out the full 4.0.6 PTR patch notes (so far) here.

    Jewelcrafting

    * Meta gems with the Chaotic and Relentless prefixes now have a requirement of 3 red gems.
    * New meta gems have been added: Agile Shadowspirit Diamond (Agility/3% critical damage), Reverberating Shadowspirit Diamond (Strength/3% critical damage), and Burning Shadowspirit Diamond (Intellect/3% critical damage).

    These new recipes are unbound and can drop from any Cataclysm creature. The new meta gems have a requirement of 3 red gems equipped.

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