Unbearably HoT

No One Expects the Henri Perquisition

Posted by in Patch Notes

This guest post was written by Runycat’s partner, Kolrath. He’s a pretty cool dude who loves video games that allow him to level endlessly. You can find more of his thoughts on Diablo, cats, and cider on Twitter @Kolrath.  Season 4 starts tonight, and the most adorable addition to the exclusive seasonal items you can find is definitely Henri’s Perquisition. Henri is a super-cute kitten in a harness with a bell on his collar. This legendary feline mojo can only be equipped by a Witch Doctor, which might make you…read more

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Bonus! T13 Set Details Released

Posted by in Cat, Cataclysm, Patch Notes

You know Blizzard is overwhelmed when they decide to release 4.3 information in the wee hours of Sunday morning while many of us were eating pizza, getting drunk, and catching up on past episodes of True Blood. In the event that you were partying and didn’t have the opportunity to check your RSS or Twitter feed, here’s a quick recap. Feral, 2pc – While Berserk is active, Savage Defense absorbs are 100% larger, and your Blood in the Water talent now causes Ferocious Bite to refresh the duration of your…read more

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Up Close and Personal: Addressing Melee Discrepancies in Raid Content

Posted by in Cat, Cataclysm, Patch Notes

If you’ve been reading through the 4.3 information dump, you’ve probably noticed that Ghostcrawler made an attempt to acknowledge the difficulties native to melee DPS. “It becomes a problem when it feels like consistently the same types of characters aren’t competing. We’ve seen a lot of concern about the melee classes just can’t compete with the ranged classes. Part of that is class mechanics; part of it is that we just have a lot of encounters that really favor ranged. So for the Deathwing tier, what we’re going to do…read more

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Strength, how does it work? More punching, less scratching in 4.2.

Posted by in Cat, Cataclysm, Patch Notes

After an apparently overwrought tussle about a “need” roll on an STR mace, a warrior[i] I know asked, “How good is strength for druids anyway?” “Complete shit,” I responded instantaneously. But that’s not entirely true. These days[ii], most druids know that it’s almost never preferable to take an item boasting STR rather than AGI, but STR still provides us with oft overlooked benefits. Currently, one point of STR grants us two[iii] AP. Come 4.2, that’ll drop to one point of AP per each point of STR. So if we’re not…read more

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Well, that was quicker than I expected.

Posted by in Feral, Patch Notes

In a most fortuitous coincidence, Blizzard is releasing Patch 3.2.2 today just as AION boasts its first opening day. I’ll be the first to admit that this is happening earlier than I anticipated; naively, I assumed that because the supposed WoW anniversary is in November, we’d be seeing an Onyxia release about then. If previous PTR patch notes can be trusted, we can be squaring off with the Brood Mother this evening! But let’s be real—what can we ferals expect? The amount of ArP gained per point has been reduced…read more

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