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8-09-2008 @ 3:20PM
I must say, I'm REALLY glad they moved the dispell to Tranq. Shot. It seems pretty overpowered right now having it on a high-damage ability like Arcane Shot. Putting it on Tranq. will make it a choice, not something you automatically do when killing stuff.I agree that the Kill Command change seems pretty crappy. The changed version is a useful spell (it's Tidal Force for pets), but it's nowhere near as good as the current Kill Command. I don't really want more abilities that can only be used once every 2 minutes, and the current KC adds a bit more activity to the usual stand-and-gun cycle.
8-09-2008 @ 3:54PM
There's already way too many shots and stings and whatnot for the hunter, moving the dispel to tranq (which has roughly twice the cooldown of arcane shot) is nothing but a slap in the face to hunters. Where the hell am I supposed to find room for this keybind?!And please forgive me for saying this, but calling the "revamped" (to use Koraa's words) kill command "useful" is laughable at best. Testing by a raiding hunter in the beta over at elitist jerks showed the skill to have LESS THAN 7 DPS...Revamping something usually implies it's going to be improved, but there's nothing 'vamped' about this kill command at all. It's just a shit ability now, far worse than when it first premiered more than a year and a half ago (bugs, quirks and all as it had then). And as already stated, hunters have enough 2-min cooldown abilities. When am I going to find the time to use this one then (considering it still procs off of player crits)?Most of hunter changes so far has been everything from great to fantastic, but sometimes I really REALLY wonder what the hell blizzard's smoking.
8-09-2008 @ 4:44PM
Cry a little more, man. I have been playing a hunter since beta and have rolled through all the buffs and nerfs (mostly nerfs, admittedly) and the first thing i said when I saw that Arcane shot was a dispel too was "Wow, that's OP."No other class has an ability that is part of their standard rotation that dispels something. Period. Every class has to make a choice to actively dispel a buff. When it was on arcane shot, our highest damage moving shot, every retard hunter that didn't even realize they were doing it was dropping buffs off everyone they saw. Putting it on tranq shot separates the good hunters from the noobs.The only issue I have is the increased cooldown Tranq. shot has over Arcane shot. They should drop the CD on Tranq. down to 6 seconds. It's not like it will change anything other than putting our dispel timer on the same CD it is now.If you're worried about action bar space, spend some quality time with a macro guide. The only ability I have in regular use that I can't access via 1-6 and alt/ctrl/shift modifiers is flare, and that's just because it's so useful I bound it to my mouse button.
8-10-2008 @ 7:42AM
Faar, just for using the assinine "slap in the face" QQ, you deserve to actually be slapped in the face. Having a dispel on a normal part of a DPS damage rotation was assinine. No other class can do a chunk of damage while simultaneously dispelling another player. As a hunter since WoW went live, even I can appreciate how stupid that ability was. I am also happy to see tranq shot given some utility beyond 1-2 boss fights.
8-11-2008 @ 7:45AM
"No other class has an ability that is part of their standard rotation that dispels something. Period. Every class has to make a choice to actively dispel a buff."Um, my Prot Warrior's Shield Slam dispells. ;)In WotLK, all Warriors will have it, too.
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