Monday, September 28, 2009

Kitty Cat Bootcamp

Practice makes purrrfect

Hello Everyone,

So yesterday was a very interesting yet fruitful day! I had a "Training session" with a guildmate, Kyl. She is a feral druid as well, she soars to the top of the dps charts, can tank extremely well and knows all the odds and ends that come with being a feral druid. After running the daily heroic, she offered to give me a Cat training session, I was nervous but I took her up on her offer.

I made my way to the Stormwind practice dummies, and logged on vent and she began teaching. She was so nice and I really do thank her for taking the time (and patience, cause I tend to ask a lot of questions, so patience was good!) to teach me about the different addon's that are useful, a great dps rotation, and certain rules of thumb. Some of my findings were that um...what I was doing prior to this session were completely wrong! A cat's dps depends heavily on the bleeding and DoT abilities. Most people know this, but me being me....didn't.

I now use for addon's (including the new ones from yesterday:

  • Badkitty by MeisBarry - General cat timers and such
  • NugComboBar by d87 - Easier placement of combo points
  • AtlasLoot by Daveish
  • Prat by sylvanaar
  • Xperl Unit frames by Zeksie
  • Statusbars2 by GopherYurgens
  • Deadly Boss Mods by Tandanu
  • And some basic ones (Cartographer, TomTom, Questhelper, Outfitter and Omen)
So for now I'm pretty comfortable with my UI... it will change again, I know it will, but what UI doesn't? But a huge thanks to Kyl for helping me out!

So that's all for today, thanks for reading!

(PS Thanks Romple for the enchants and gem help I needed!)



  1. Gotta crawl before you can scamper! Part of being a good player is passing on the knowledge to others who aren't on the ball..of yarn, in this case :P

    How much did your DPS increase from before/after the training, do you know?

  2. It actually increased greatly, I used to average 2-2.1k single target dps. Now I'm at about 2.5k!

    I know it is still dreadful, but my gear isn't that great, but your totally right..You got to start from somewhere!

    Thanks for reading!


  3. A 500 dps increase with same gear is quite an improvement you only will go up :)