So... I was browsing through the data-mined stuff on the main page and saw that growl is being converted to the old model of going into bear form and taunt instead of the new and awesome model that growling puts you in bear form.
Although this is not a issue to all the guardians up there, its a really nice QoL to all the non-guardians that *might* need to save some tight situation.
I recall some nice saves I did back then when we were fighting Stone Guards or beating a enrage timer on Protectors of the Endless by simply growl and dash away from the tank, gaining several seconds to the enrage timer instagib tank mechanics, I could do that in 2 GCD and now it requires 3...
Now people say "oh! you are whining about ONE more GCD!? /LOL" the thing is... when MoP was launched I was really happy with the hybrid feeling druids were getting, and the more loose sense about shapeshifting and all that, but seems that this days blizzard is chaining us back to the old model and I wonder where does it come from.
In the light of this change, I must ask, Where does it come from? why the need for this? PVP? can't be... growl or casting bear form does not make a difference since you can't taunt a player so what is the point of going there?
PVE? Its a really a issue for Guardians that should be in bear form 90% of the time to be forced to apply bear form before taunting? (even that cat damage is nerfed to the ground and tankswaps are not that long that vengeance will drop low enough to actually be useful to go catform, loose the initial rage that you need before tanking and lose the T&C procs to help out the other tank)
Is it really groundbreaking for non guardians to have instant bear form while growling? and how many times does a non-guardian really use it so that it makes a groundbreaking difference? not even with HotW I think... but i might be wrong...
Anyone has any opinion on this thing? or any insight that might explain the change?