Sooo, blue post...
We have no plans to implement a "Dire Cat" form at this time.
But hey, you may be able to change your cat model and it may be tied into taking the inscription skill in some way! Bonus?
And later on we see a denial that there is a bug, then a wishy-washy there's an issue, but it's not a bug and then a defensive 'hey get off our backs we know there's an issue and we care- proof: we have it on record all the way back to 2004'.
Getting some serious bad feral vibes.
PS: Saying "Maybe dire cat will fix the issue" no longer seems like a viable response to scaling concerns. :P