After the cut you will find a few bits of news related to the LFR loot exploit, hunter bugs, femaledwarf and logs.
It looks like bans of up to eight days are being handed out to guilds who exploited the LFR loot system. This apparently includes Paragon, Method and Ensidia, but not Vodka, Blood Legion or Premonition. I wonder what longer-term effect this will have on the hardmode progression that starts this week. Will we see one of these ban-free US guilds get the first kill on heroic Deathwing? I also have to wonder how much Blood Legion’s chances will improve from their having 15 caster legendaries.
Hunter forums have lit up with complaints of annoying bugs with Feign Death, Deterrence and Disengage. These are just reports and are not accompanied by evidence, but they are worth keeping an eye on as possible bugs. I can speak with more confidence in saying that the 4.3 changes to Bombardment and Resistance is Futile do not work.
Zeherah has added modeling options over at femaledwarf for 4.3. You can tell FD to use Explosive Trap rather than Black Arrow and, also importantly, you can adjust how long it takes you to fire off the trap. These options should let SV hunters fiddle around with how well they can expect trap-launching Explosive Traps to work for them. You can also adjust FD’s tolerance for using AS as a Focus dump.
World of Logs appears to be handling logs and rankings better now, and there is now also some data that is making its way from WoL over to DPS Bot. However, the rankings at WoL and the averages over at DPS Bot are based on so few parses at this point that I really would not put any weight on them. I ranked on Hagara 10N last night largely because fewer than 200 MM hunter logs had been incorporated at that point. If I remember right, a hunter at rank #156 did 3k dps(e). I also would not trust a lot of the WoL rankings for another reason: they presently include a lot of obviously bad logs.
Season 11 starts today. Also, the next wing of the LFR opens, including Ultraxion through Deathwing.