I spent ~ 15hours driving over Sunday and Monday, and got very little sleep Monday night and last night. Could someone tell me if I’m dreaming?
1) From the 2.4.2 patch notes
BUG (?!?!?!) – The hunter pet ability Growl will no longer scale with pet Attack Power.
What the heck. I have definitely been over the growl AP cap of 734 often in reviewing pet families. I have no idea if this means I now have to start over…
S3 weapons will require 1800 personal rating and S4 will require 2050
I was really looking forward to a new bow to replace my noisy gun, and the only thing really open to me was the arena weapons. Even if I wanted a techno-chicken Xbow, I will never see 150 badges. I’ll also never see 1800 arena rating.
Neither of these is really a surprise, but they’re both official now. Depending on how effective the growl change is, it may be time to take a break until 3.0. The only thing I would have left to do is get the SSO cloak.
UPDATE: I’m screwed
Growl was scaling incorrectly before so it’s been changed to scale with the hunter’s AP starting at around 1200 AP. Other pet abilities such as bite, claw, etc will still scale with pet AP.
So at my 1610 AP with test gear, that 400 AP difference does anything other than grant 200 threat, I will have a huge headache. I think I already have one.