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10-06-2008 @ 10:19AM
Cool video as ever. But what if we had hunter's columns speaking of class mechanics, news, buffs & nerfs ?According to you, hunters in wotlk are going to have fancy pets. They're beautiful. And it seems like, with fancy pets, devs can do whatever they want on our talents trees and spells. We stay focused on the shiny pets. Ooooh, it purred at me, how cute.I could play pokemons with my hunter already. I'm not worried about that. I'm worried about survival being assraped, and mana issues, and that "useless" new spell, and how changes are coherent or not, and how hunters will compete in arenas, and how the spec changes will make us wanted in raids or not, and how "utility" classes have their dps boosted and so how "dps" classes may have upped utilities, and will hunters compete, while their traps are quite useless in raids, and how stuff will be sooo cool then, or will it be made for shamans and hunters are screwed ... All these things, topics, and chitchat when an Xpac is about to launch with massive changes.And pets, too, don't get me wrong. I did play pokemons, I did love my shiny pets. And I'll do more as possibilities have expanded. And I'm glad, for examples, to see that gorillas are quite shiny AND useful.But hopefully, any given pet is here to support its master, the hunter himself. The dude supposed to shoot arrows and lay traps and do big damages while mashing his macro, then /taunt at the casters.So what about that hunter dude ? Is he well ? We only hear about his pets nowadays.I'd rather have these "weekly trends on pets" articles when the game is out and we can effectively go and tame a new one every time you promote it on video.
10-06-2008 @ 11:04AM
Its called scattered shots.
10-06-2008 @ 11:45AM
Wall of text crits you for 15.5k (Shadow).You die.Seriously, though, talking about shiny pets does ignore the more-important performance issues that Hunters will face. But I don't come here for technical discussion; that's where Elitist Jerks' forums come in. WI is for fluff, and that's probably for the best.
10-06-2008 @ 12:08PM
@Nick... hilarious! I plan to use that Wall of Text attack as often as possible.well.. not the attack.. but your response.. you know what I mean.
10-06-2008 @ 12:47PM
While your points are valid, consider that those concerns matter to EVERY class. So what about Hunters makes them unique from every other DPS class? That would be Pets, and thus, that is why people like to talk about them.What made people choose to play a Hunter vs. say a Mage, or a Rogue, or whatever? Odds are it was because the Pet concept was appealing and satisfying.The Devs could address EVERY concern that you have, and "fix" every issue, but if alongside that they said "And Pets will go away" or even just "And now there will be ONE pet, with one graphic, a random name, and identical stats" people would go ballistic. Because to them the concept of unique pets is so integral to what they want out of the class.
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