Still waiting since bfa release for ferals to be welcome in m+ and raids and pvp… I’m talking about high end mythic, and m+ here, not lfr or whatever that no one cares about.
How can spec be subpar for half a year while being looked at? We are supposed to be the bleed class but Arms warriors and assassin rogues do more dot damage???!!! Rip just does too little damage.
In m+ ferals are not welcome. Windwalkers are welcome and used in 20+ keys, even retribution paladins are now welcome but feral brings too little both in terms of dmg and utility. I think feral might be the least welcome class by the community in m+.
Almost 4000 outlaw rogues are in m20+ key runs but only 4 ferals. Data speaks volumes, blizzard act on it.
In raids, dps is OK nothing great tho. This is more the case that shadow priest, locks and shamans are overperforming and need to be tuned down perhaps. But again we are like monks, fury warriors and retris but without any significant utility so they are welcome over us. Our rotation is a bit clunky and even trying to decurse people results in quite significant dps loss due to having to shift out and in again while boomy and other classes do not.
In pvp it is just too weak and outclassed by other melees such as DK/WW/arms. You win only if the enemy is bad or makes many mistakes vs good comps. Our damaging and healing abilities are nerfed too much in pvp and the 8.1 talent reconfiguration really made the spec worse in pvp. why the hell did u nerf the mana regen of ferals? resto affinity was nerfed a great deal already. Now we cannot really be a hybrid with the terrible mana regen.
Our talents are really badly optimized and there is really 1 viable build (with change in 1 row for m+) and 90% talents are just too bad. Why is there a 2 min cd on boomkin form for ferals btw? the dmg is already low and boomy-weaving won’t add too much dps but helps when we can’t melee.