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lewisteh
12-18-2007, 10:56 AM
I am a little confused, and wondered if anyone can shed some light on this please?

My Feral druid is lvl 67 at the moment, and is doing well and can take down mobs very quick at times - however, I seem to have a problem with Ferocious Bite missing far more than any other attack.

I have seen me put three hits (usually mangle) on a mob to have 5 combo points, and then try to finish off with FB - miss, miss, miss three times in a row, each miss using about 20 energy or so.

I do not really have any +hit rating (about 30), but I am seeing this happen with mobs below me by about 1 or 2 levels, so didn't think +hit would matter in that case anyway.

Any thoughts please? or is this to be expected now and again?

Thanks in advance

tlbj6142
12-18-2007, 11:03 AM
Are they really misses or are they block/parried?

Can't FB be blocked/parried whereas Mangle and Rip cannot? Or something like that.

Kauroth
12-18-2007, 01:17 PM
Yeah, I noticed the same thing.

Got up to 135 +Hit Rating.

Haven't had that problem since.

Dilalamer
12-18-2007, 03:52 PM
I think you're just more sensitive to missed on your ferocious bites. Basically, for normal attacks, we barely notice the misses. But when we're ready to unload the 5 point, 100 energy big bites on that Alliance player running away, the "Miss" is painful. We pay attention, we notice it.

I think you'll find, statistically, that ferocious bite misses just as often as anything else. no more or less.

Trixtaa
12-18-2007, 07:05 PM
I think you're just more sensitive to missed on your ferocious bites. Basically, for normal attacks, we barely notice the misses. But when we're ready to unload the 5 point, 100 energy big bites on that Alliance player running away, the "Miss" is painful. We pay attention, we notice it.

I think you'll find, statistically, that ferocious bite misses just as often as anything else. no more or less.

qft. I always look for big numbers whenever I unload a FB =)

@lewisteh - It's still possible to miss on mobs a few levels below yours iirc. Hit rating will however help your overall DPS and make more of your finishers likely to hit. +hit always offers a big boost to your DPS (until hit cap). The 3 misses in a row are just random chance.

tlbj6142
12-19-2007, 09:30 AM
I just want to thank lewisteh for a night fill with misses. While questing last night with 60+ hit rating, I missed more than can remember. I don't have my damage shown (seems sort of pointless) in the SCT, but you can "hear" misses/blocks/parries. The damn wolves I had to take out for their pelts last night were giving me all kinds of fits. And I was typically 1-3 levels above them plus I have 60+ HR.

It was crazy. It just has to be your fault. :biggrin:

Dilalamer
12-19-2007, 11:48 AM
I just want to thank lewisteh for a night fill with misses. While questing last night with 60+ hit rating, I missed more than can remember. I don't have my damage shown (seems sort of pointless) in the SCT, but you can "hear" misses/blocks/parries. The damn wolves I had to take out for their pelts last night were giving me all kinds of fits. And I was typically 1-3 levels above them plus I have 60+ HR.

It was crazy. It just has to be your fault. :biggrin:

Blizzard's random number generator is obviously out to get you. It happens to some of us. All you can do is stack hit rating and later on stack expertise.

lewisteh
12-20-2007, 09:03 AM
I just want to thank lewisteh for a night fill with misses. While questing last night with 60+ hit rating, I missed more than can remember. I don't have my damage shown (seems sort of pointless) in the SCT, but you can "hear" misses/blocks/parries. The damn wolves I had to take out for their pelts last night were giving me all kinds of fits. And I was typically 1-3 levels above them plus I have 60+ HR.

It was crazy. It just has to be your fault. :biggrin:

Hey cool tlbj - my miss rate disappeared last night and I was 2 shotting things now and again in the 60-69 lvl BG's.

Yup - my voodoo charm doll must have worked a treat. Sorry it was you that got the bad karma :redface:

AppleJax
01-08-2008, 02:38 AM
Blizzard has been quoted as saying "random does not mean fair."

Dilalamer
01-08-2008, 02:55 PM
Blizzard has been quoted as saying "random does not mean fair."

... many many many many...


... many many many...

... many times quoted as saying that.