They say the first step is to admit you have a problem.
Yes, I have to come clean. I am a FeralByNight addict.
Now before you banish me to the land of feral posers let me explain why I just can’t stop using this addon.
I absolutely love the fact that there is some mathematical formula that lets me know when to FB and when to not.
Yes, it is simple as that folks.
For those that don’t know what the addon FeralByNight is, it uses some underlying math on feral DPS mechanics that makes suggestions of what your next attack should be in your DPS rotation. You can find it’s homepage HERE.
Some would consider an addon like this cheating, or facerolling, or whatever the kids are calling it these days but I am here to tell you it just doesn’t work that way.
If berserk is available it constantly spams in your face to use berserk. We all know there are right times to pop berserk and wrong times and the addon can’t tell this to you.
On the same note we know to maximize DPS there are times where getting a rip or rake in early, or an FB late eeks you out a little more damage.
Bottom line FeralByNight is showing you what you should do next in a completely stationary fight such as Patchwerk in Naxx. (XT is a similar situation but I find myself getting away from the MT when I get bombed so it’s not completely stationary.)
What FeralByNight does do for me is keep track of when my rake and rip need to be reapplied, when my savage roar needs to be replenished, and when I get a clearcasting proc. Of course there are other addons that can give you this information as well but the fact that FeralByNight helps me decide when to use FB in my rotation edges out the other addons. It also lets me know when it is a good time to use Tigers Fury, but honestly I never had any trouble knowing that and I am not sure it even recommends it at the right time usually since a lot of other factors can come into play that mess up the recommendation.
One thing you will have to get used to when using the addon is that depending on your latency, lag, and reaction times what is recommend can change before you get to that next keypress which is just another reason why I use it just to keep track of things for me more than a faceroll hit whatever comes up in the middle of the screen.
Granted if you are some machine and can stay still and keypress as fast as the addon can compute the math it probably will give you the best DPS imaginable but I just don’t see using it that way as realistic since there is just too much other stuff going on in boss fights to just watch the addon and press the corresponding keys.