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7-23-2008 @ 1:18PM
According to Blizz MM should not be on par with BM when it comes to pure DPS since BM has lot mnore to lose if a pet dies.This leaves MM a mixture of utility and DPS for raids.It is built to do more DPS than survival and it certainly does that.Add to that the chimera shot, which on raid bosses is pretty much amazing if you think about it and the tree starts to make more sense.I really see no reason to switch stings over to SV, exploding shot is also a nice nod towards the ultimate survivalist, Rambo:-)
7-23-2008 @ 2:25PM
"According to Blizz MM should not be on par with BM when it comes to pure DPS since BM has lot mnore to lose if a pet dies."I have never heard of Blizz ever making a comment like that. Link please?Everyone has their own idea of what their spec is supposed to do, and while Burning Crusade shifted the roles for hunter trees quite a bit, we still do not know what Blizzard intends for each hunter spec. In fact, I am willing to bet you that even Blizz doesnt know what it intends for each hunter spec. As proof that Blizz doesnt know what its doing as far as hunter mechanics and design, I direct your attention to the recent hunter "gimmick" buffs intended to "help" them in arena, and Chimera Shot. My own personal view is that MM is intended to be a "glass cannon", doing more DPS than any other tree but more susceptible to damage (hence the "glass") than BM hunters and Survival hunters. By the way I tested Chimera Shot repeatedly last night and wow, it is completely underwhelming. It feels like a sub-60 trained ability, not something you give up points to obtain. Also I can confirm that mana is a major, major problem.
7-23-2008 @ 7:13PM
"According to Blizz MM should not be on par with BM when it comes to pure DPS since BM has lot mnore to lose if a pet dies."When did Blizz say that? If it's true, why does the same logic not apply to Demonology-specced warlocks?
7-23-2008 @ 9:19PM
I'd love to see where blizz said that too.MM might be stronger than BM in very short crit burst output (< 10 sec fights), but anything sustained BM comes out way on top.And especially after the pet buffs we've received during TBC, even as a raiding MM hunter I have no problems with keeping my pet alive on just about any boss fight in ssc/tk/mh/bt, BM hunters should have even less so.My issue has been with the current 31 pt talents. BM gets this insanely powerful stacking+scaling group buff which works for *all* damage (spelldamage included). Surv gets a raid buff (expose weakness) which gets stronger the higher your AGI is, but is not stackable.MM gets... TSA. which doesn't stack. and doesn't scale. and doesn't increase in any way. And when it comes to utility.. it is pretty lacking in group/raid utility, and to add to the insult, even Silencing Shot (the "glorious" 41 pt talent) doesn't work on raid bosses nor most caster trash in bt/sunwell. yay?
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