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5-15-2008 @ 11:06PM
Ok, right at first, I was offended. If you really think that DPS is the easiest job in the world, then you must be one of the smartest people in the world. Depending on my spec, I have alot of different options available to me. Right now, I play a hunter. I can't say if I'm a huntard or not, because I'm still learning. I practice chain trapping, and recently was introduced to the idea of using traps as interrupts. As a Beast Mastery Hunter, a good portion of my DPS comes from my friend, Styx, a cat. Ever tried to decide whether or not to pull back a pet, because how many times does that one last pet attack kill your target before he aggroe's the next group? Also, depending on the tank, it's very possible that my pet will pull a mob off the tank, so do I let my pet have free with it? Yes, my pet will survive, but then you have the tank sitting there having a heart attack, because they think they have lost aggro. I don't blame them for that at all, I sometimes heal on my paladin. I can't tank at all, and I know it. Eventually, I intend to respec as Marksmanship Hunter. Now, all of a sudden, I have several more damaging shots I can work with, and suddenly, I'm having to decide exactly where I need to activate each one to maximize my DPS. Aimed shot seems mostly useable as a starting shot, because if I try to use it in the middle of my autoshot rotations, I lose one of my autoshots. This doesn't even begin to start considering the "Crowd Control" of a Hunter. My Ice Trap lasts about 20 second at 70, with a 30 second CD. Traps last less time the lower the level, though I'm not really certain when it changed. As far as my pet is concerned, I had to go out and find beasts I could tame, to manage to get the necessary skills to bring his DPS up to a proper level. It just seems to me that the statement of it's the easiest job in the world is completely false. It IS the easiest job in the world to be a Huntard, it's not, however, the easiest job in the world to be a GOOD DPS.
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