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7-17-2008 @ 5:54AM
I play a hunter... (a night elf by the way but I'll come to that back later on...)I'm quite new in the WoW game but a few levels ago, as I was around 40 and still wandering with my old defias set. While simply grouping for a quest I found a wonderful top with something like 17 agility and 2-3 Intellect or stamina... I rolled need of course, desperate to improve my gear... But the druid in the group rolled need too, and won... I kind of storm him out (I'm French, I'm not sure of the words there...) accusing him to ninja an item I would have better use of...He just told me he needeed it for his "criticals"... I was quite angry at him, because agility is much more than just "criticals", it's attack power, it's stamina, it's... well it's not all but it's much for a hunter...And anyway, this guy was really annoying : jumping in circle saying "lol" all the time, not waiting for mana break, and so on...Afterward, I thought again about that... Yes maybe a druid in cat form would have good use of this item, its role is pretty similar to rogue's. But he could have had a few more arguments that "I need it for my criticals"... It was obvious he was a young player and his behaviours in group was terrible.That is why I tried to study a little bit the needs for each class and spec. When grouping with good players, I ask them what stats they need, how do those stats affect their gameplay. It can be a good way to avoid these problems. And I ask people before the beginning of instances or questing. What are their spec, what do they need, which item are they after, what are their priorities. And I keep calm... ^_^And about the night elf hunter kind of segregation, I don't understand... I think many people choose night elves for the skin. The beginning zone is a pain (in my opinion) and the race bonuses are not better than the others...I chose a night elf more for the background. I use to play non-online role playing games and I love elves, their self-confidence and the fact they seem to be perfect and they are not, they are arrogant, they are greed for power, they are racist and selfish. But I like that. It's really fun to play.And hunter are quite easy to play at the beginning of the game, and they are known for having a high levelling rate. But they are in my opinion not that easy to play well. I very rarelly cross hunters playing really well.I chose a hunter because this is the class I'm the more confident with. I love to be a distance damage dealer, I don't like magic (wow elves don't like magic anyway...) and having a pet is just great fun and exactly in the mood of my character. I like to make big holes in my ennemies but I even more love to run the country with my pretty cat Noé...And I feel really pissed off when I see bad playing hunters, it's a shame that such a wonderful class is so badly played by some. And it warms my heart up when I see a good playing hunter...Well, I'll stop there I think...Good game too all.
7-17-2008 @ 6:06AM
Night Elves tend to be chosen by younger players, who have a higher tendancy of being rude, inconsiderate of others, and just poor players. Hunters are similarly favored by younger players. Blood elves are the horde equivalent, with basically the same reputation, although the Alliance is generally considered the faction of choice for younger players. The reason for the choice seems to be that inexperienced players tend to choose based on the way characters look.It's not fair to assume that all night elf hunters are young players, or that all young players are bad players. It's also not a valid assumption that all bad players who are night elf hunters are young. You pretty much have to take all players on an individual basis, because a good hunter is a valuable addition to a group, and a good player is great no matter what their ages.
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