The bear review is finally up. I think 25 days between updates is the longest since I started the review. I still have 1.5 levels to go and then testing for gorillas, but I think I can still get it done by this weekend.
Bears were competing with crabs for the lowest recommended spot and bears won. Or lost depending on your perspective. The biggest difference between the 2 was a lower DPS and armor in favor of HP. The lower armor was nothing, but the slight 6 DPS difference was noticeable enough resulting in agro lost more often.
Of course all this gets ‘fixed’ in WotLK, so the review boils down to “I liked bears.”
In actual WotLK news, I finally got everything working. The first thing I did was put on my testing gear and spec to see the exact changes to my pets. Frothy went from 141.4 DPS, 5988 HP, and 12040(53.28%) armor to 148.8 DPS, 6933 HP, and 12228(53.28%) armor. That’s with Cobra reflexes, but not any of the other goodies in the new talents. My raptor is up at 178 DPS or something with talents now. Delicious.
I can’t tell you how awesome it was to see my crab dash for the first time. I still haven’t used my raptor to ‘charge’ yet.
The question right now is whether agro generation is now sufficient enough to worry about survivability.