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9-11-2008 @ 8:01PM
You're pinning your hopes on an assumption that everything will work out in the end. I have to say, things seldom work out for the benefit of a class in this state. But hey, Blizzard can prove me wrong at any moment and I welcome them to do so.The new (latest) Aspect of the Viper is garbage, so goes the cry on the beta boards.Camouflage details remain data-mined from early versions of the beta, nothing has gone live yet.Kill Shot retains it's knockdown. Why? I don't know - the damage was nerfed, but apparently scales better, the cooldown remains... as does this silly consequence of using the skill. I don't see "Weapon Throw" causing a Warrior to fall on their butt.LoS remains an issue, and I think those "two new abilities" are never coming. The 45-point 5/5 BM talent, Separation Anxiety, does little to nothing for LoS pet issues - the issues being that the hunter can do no damage when out of LoS and their pet is very vulnerable *overall* to focus-fire. Pets are a 'mini class' now, but they share little of their hunter's stats... and none of their resilience.As Stereo said, Hunters have been in the doghouse for 4 Arenas seasons with very few, if any, improvements. Adding an MS effect to Aimed Shot is NOT an improvement we wanted and it did very little to help. Pet talents? They should have been in for TBC, because the pet training mechanic has been kludgy and un-fun since launch... Etc, etc. People don't realize how bad hunters have had it until they play one and look at all the little things we've had to put up with, all we've had to do without, and all the nerfs we've had to swallow.
9-11-2008 @ 8:44PM
"People don't realize how bad hunters have had it until they play one and look at all the little things we've had to put up with, all we've had to do without, and all the nerfs we've had to swallow"I think that is the main problem right there. No matter how much we try to explain the situation, either they dont care, dont believe us, or say something about we are OP and should be nerfed more.On forums there is always someone who has to chime in with "you guys just complain too much, l2p noob" which is very very annoying.hunters are one of the easiest classes to lvl solo with, but good for not much else at this point.
9-12-2008 @ 8:55AM
Ok, that's a bit over the top here, Starstrike. "[Hunters are] good for not much else [than levelling] at this point" is simply untrue. We do extremely high damage in PvE and are one of the most effective killing classes in unorganized battleground PvP.The one big problem for hunters until the end of TBC is Arena. The "l2p noob" argument loses all its power when you look at participation figures for hunters in arenas, especially at higher ratings. Some more Blizzard attention for Arena hunters would be very welcome.
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