So, I have just been reading through the new Alpha patch notes and noticed the section on secondary stat attunement. From what I can tell, it is intended that the secondary stat a spec is attuned to will generally be its best secondary stat.
What I find interesting is that feral's attunement is crit, giving us an extra 5%. I know that Blizzard wants to reduce some of our bleed damage and increase direct damage, but I hope they don't do it to the detriment of mastery.
My concern at the moment is that our priorities will be completely different. It seems they are moving towards a model of keep rip/rake up as a matter of course, but main priority is shred/FB spam. Personally I like our current style of game play, planning when to put bleeds up for procs, planning when to use combo points etc.
I know that an element of that game play is disappearing anyway due to the new dynamic DoT system and the removal of snapshotting, but it would be a shame for rip/rake to become abilities that don't matter anymore beyond simply monitoring up time.
I would interested views and opinions from other ferals, particularly anyone in the alpha that can comment on how the game play feels and works at the moment.