There are times when I wish I wasn’t as accommodating. Yet, I only have myself to blame for it. I try to do things with the best intentions, but sometimes things just don’t work out.
In this case, it all has to do with my DPS specs. A while back now, I decided to change from feral cat DPS to a boomkin because the guild needed more ranged people. I volunteered, because I always wanted to try the spec out and see what it’s like. One of the biggest problems is that I barely make it to the raids due to real life schedules, so in the end I didn’t really do much to help the guild out with getting a ranged class.
Finding that I was missing being feral DPS, I decided to change my second spec (feral tanking, which I had not used once since I got the spec set up and reforged all the gear) back to a kitty and tried it out in a heroic to see how I would do. For comparison, as a boomkin I would average around 8-10k DPS – which is not very good at all – by any comparison for my gear level.
My first thought was: “Why in the world did I ever switch?”
After doing a heroic Zul’Aman, my average DPS for the entire instance was around 13.6k, and my highest was around 18k for Nalorakk. At first I thought it was just that instance, but after thinking more I realized that it’s just something I’m so used to doing that it flows easier.
One thing I was really bad about as a boomkin was my DoT uptime. There were some fights where I was below 30%, because I just forgot to reapply it with being so focused on my regular rotations. Fortunately as a kitty, the DoTs that I use aer some of the most important parts of my rotation and come naturally. That in itself is a great way to make sure I don’t slack.
Plus, I found I was getting bored with being a boomkin. There were definitely fun parts about it, but altogether I was finding that I was just there and not being very excited to instance or raid at all. Perhaps that’s how I got my priest to 85 so quickly, because I just wasn’t feeling it.
Whatever the case, I’m definitely back to being a feral DPS spec. I had so much fun with it through my first instance, I don’t care how many rogues and other ferals I have to beat up to get my gear. As well, if I needed any other reason, the staff that Fandral will drop from Firelands in 4.2 turns cat form into a fire cat form. ‘Nuff said. I’m back to a melee state of mind.