I have no idea why it took me this long to realize, but I had the epiphany I needed regarding Druid DPS “rotations”. I guess it’s because I’m so used to doing direct damage with my attacks as a primary consideration, rather than the “dot” damage Feral damage is largely based on. My problem before was that I was burning through my energy trying to put out as much damage as possible and wasn’t able to keep up Rip, Rake, and Savage Roar at the same time. Boy did I feel foolish when I realized I needed to think of the direct damage as incidental to the overall damage I could be doing in a given fight. As soon as I slowed down and used my Shreds to apply combo points I increased my DPS by over 1k.