Explosive Shot got kicked in the bean bag.
I normally try to just roll with the changes as they come, and make the best of situations.
But this is starting to get annoying and distracting.
So I take a day or two off from reading blogs.
Then I raid Patchwerk.
DPS decreased by 15% from the previous week. Brass's DPS down 10% over previous week.
So I turn into an emo b12ch.
Then the next day I read some blogs and find out there was a stealth nerf to Explosive Shot.
I'm still emo.
Thursday night. Naxxramas speed run, hoping to shave a few minutes off of our time to clear the full place. (just about 2:55, if you don't count the silly, avoidable, due-only-to-ppl-not-remaining-calm-in-the-face-of-some-bad-luck wipe on KT).
Naxx nights are always fun because
No gear or spec changes this week, so the comparison would only be assessing how much tighter my SV shot-priority rotation has gotten over the past week.
I even brought Haste Potion same as last week, based upon the helpful suggestion of one of the commenters on my beloved blog.
Everything seemed to go perfectly. Well, I think I blew one Lock and Load proc, overriding the last tick of one of the Explosive Shots. Also think I had one GDC where I let Serpent Sting expire. But lets not get picky, generally a good performance, IMO.
Last week was a nice and tight 4.8K DPS.
What about Brass? Always good to have his numbers to compare with. He's down from 5.1K to 4.6K.
Neither one of us had any idea what the deal was.
For the rest of the night, Brass actually kicked major ass, showing Blizzard what he thinks of the damn nerf. My output was pretty meh, but I did get a new belt which will let me re-do a few gems and get some more agility kicking which is pretty big. But not enough to justify how much I suck compared to what's possible to output.
Enough to justify a 10-15% decrease in overall DPS?
If it were just my numbers, I'd just figure I was a noob. But when both hunters see a marked decrease, you know something's up.