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8-27-2008 @ 6:29PM
Don't be a hunter. Everyone and their mom is a hunter. Your trying to get picked here, not ignored along with the 900 other fish.Better gear. You said it yourself, you don't have the good stuff and people only want the best dps they can find.Roll a decent tank. Sometimes I wish you could have more than one invite box to come up, just so I could see how many invites I get at once.. and if it stands up to the whispers.Have friends. Yes, I know it goes against every law of being a wow player, but at your level this is pretty much a must.Just my two bits.
8-27-2008 @ 6:45PM
"Don't be a Hunter"Exactly!YOU got the benefit of ezmode leveling all the way to 70, so now YOU get to reap the rewards: i.e. being almost completely useless to a group, having your reputation tarnished by all the 13 year-old belf/nelf hunters and being one of a thousand others who can bring just as much to the table as you can.Meanwhile, those who slogged it out leveling a priest/shaman/druid/paladin/warrior will get into groups without ever having to touch LFG - people will headhunt you.
8-27-2008 @ 7:23PM
Have to agree here. Whenever i'm trying to pug anything and i get invited or have to invite a hunter, i am very suspicious. Having sub-par gear hurts you even more... If i inspect or armory a potential hunter, only gear thats appropriate (or more than appropriate unfortunately) helps sway my mind to let him in. Selling yourself with intelligent whispers or lfg comments with good grammar help.
8-27-2008 @ 8:10PM
The plus side to the large population of huntards: you can easily reap the benefit of low expectations.If you can: chain trap (using your /focus macro); have proper gear; use your pet to keep that stray mob that broke out of its CC off of your healer; show you can MD-pull those tricky groups onto your tank -- you will find yourself on lots on friends lists and in lots of good groups. Hunters are a great support class, and once you prove you are an above-average hunter you'll do OK.
8-27-2008 @ 9:49PM
Ah, yes, the reason I truly hate PUGs rears its ugly head. Being judged ahead of time by people who are biased by one or two experiences, and apply it broadly to every other person of the same race/class/gender.
8-27-2008 @ 9:52PM
Hunters are really hard to find groups with, it's true. Even on my well-geared Hunter I often get lost in LFG forever. Having friends helps enormously.
8-27-2008 @ 11:35PM
Trust me, its definatly more than "one or two" players that give hunters a bad name. If i have to say of every 10 hunters i run in to: 2 can't even freeze trap, 3 cant chain freeze trap, 3 wont use their pet for more than dps, only 2 being exeptional hunters or at least at par. Those 2 get added to my friends list and are the first i ask when i need a hunter.
8-28-2008 @ 5:01AM
#14: "Ah, yes, the reason I truly hate PUGs rears its ugly head. Being judged ahead of time by people who are biased by one or two experiences, and apply it broadly to every other person of the same race/class/gender."So true, I play a balance Druid and I find this all the time.
8-28-2008 @ 11:07PM
I rolled the obligatory Paladin. Now I play my hunter, because I love the interaction with my pet. I can do things with my pet that make other classes look like junk. I love using my traps, and I'm trying to learn the other stuff I can do. I like playing with my paladin, but I don't like when I do anything with it that ISN'T Healing/Tanking, I'm bad.I can't tank, I've not gotten the right equipment together yet, but even if I could, I'm not sure I want to take the responsibility of trying to lead a group. Because from everything I have heard, I would then have to lead also, and I just don't think I can manage that. Healing is cool, but I don't have the gear for that, yet.To make me happy?? Give everyone Pets, and you have a deal, I'll play something besides a hunter. And no, I won't play a Warlock. I can't RP one of those, because those are so very eww.
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