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9-11-2008 @ 7:55PM
First let me say that I PvP and am on my guild's arena teams. I'm lousy but we do both for fun. Then I'd like to posit, why all the emphasis on PvP? Is that the direction Blizzard is slowly pulling us? Eventually, in expansion #5 will the world be one giant battleground where it really is every toon for herself and only by attaching to one of the roving gangs can you hope to find and kill Gobbler? I don't mean to diminish the problems of hunters in arena. "He's gone behind the post, Gimm!" is something I hear on Vent quite frequently to which I often respond, "What the 'h' can I do about it?" It is extremely frustrating in a BG and Arena to have to move, right into someone else's close range, in order to shoot at the guy beating on my healer. And yet, if "fixing" the problems we hunters have in PvP means the general joy I have in questing gets nerfed, what is gained. I don't mean me, specifically, but use me as an example. I PvE. The rest I do as a diversion. I want to grind motes or mobs with little change to how I do it now. Yes, mana is an issue, but I have adapted to the idea of mana conservation. We shouldn't stand in one place and just fire. We should be moving. It's the rare occasion where I can just point my gun, hit rapid fire and plug away without having to adjust where I'm at based on what the mob is doing. Some bosses, Void Reaver comes to mind, you can't just stand and shoot. I'm concerned with Growl. I would like to see some change to Growl, but maybe that becomes a more pet specific talent. So, I agree that we step back and watch the evolution of our skills as the beta progresses. I'll adapt and learn to use what they ultimately give me as I have every other time. I'm just a bit concerned that there might be a push toward getting people into the PvP area and that's not what made this game great. It's the ability for someone to tailor it to fit their playing style.
9-12-2008 @ 12:49PM
Wow! This was puts so well. For the first time in quite a while, I get the feeling that I am not totally alone. IF I wanted to play an arena game, there are MANY better ones on Xbox (and sorry, WoW will never get to that level no matter how hard they try.) Personally, I am a little more than discouraged that upgrades to the game seem to exclusively cater to this type of player.But that's okay, really! I will continue to explore PVE content in my slightly-less-than epic gear. I only hope to meet more players like Gimlette...
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