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5-19-2009 @ 1:12PM
When the big hunter nerf bat of 3.0.8 hit, I almost abandoned my account but instead rolled a death knight and made him my new main. I doubt this would make me want to play my huntard again, but it's nice to know that Blizzard is fixing things.
5-19-2009 @ 1:58PM
LOL I thought that was a joke but I think your serious. It's a good thing though, we didn't have enough QQers re-roll DK's. I think I only had 2 in my last PuG heroic.I'm glad to see anything to increase my DPS. I enjoyed being #1 up until that big nerf, then I enjoyed being #1 again when I went from BM to SV. In Ulduar, I've had to settle with 1-5 at times lately, but with these buffs coming I may be sitting at #1 again.
have a DK, love my DK, have a ton of fun with my DK.....and yes, they're may be some huntards out there......but once a Hunter Sir, always a Hunterhere's to hopin' you find yer way back/salute
5-19-2009 @ 2:11PM
Thanks for the kind words, garfunkel.I am serious. Rather than QQ a bunch, I just stopped playing the game. The fact that I could no longer compete with mages and warlocks in Naxx 25, Sarth 3D and Maly 25, players who were now beating all our guild's top-geared and expertly-played huntards by a handsome margin of 20-30% on most fights, was just too sickening to behold. I have no idea what Blizzard was smoking when they introduced 3.0.8. Plus, I was getting burned out on raiding almost every night of the week.However, as often happens, I wanted to do *something* in WoW so a month later I picked up with a DK I created on another realm and have enjoyed it since. Being able to solo ZG, some of the AQ20 bosses and most of the Outlands 5-mans is a hoot. And that's with nothing but crafted and quest gear!It's all just polygons.
5-19-2009 @ 2:14PM
I was the best DPS in my guild in Naxx, as a DK.During 3.08, only a few hunters (and fury warriors) could get close to me. So l2p your class if you couldn't do competitive DPS.Don't see the need for a hunter buff, but I haven't done Ulduar, so maybe there are less AOE heavy trash fights where they can push their DPS to ridiculous numbers with Volley...
5-19-2009 @ 2:37PM
@Kassu:There are no AoE trash fights like there were in Naxx. CC is required, or at least moving the mobs away from each other.I wouldn't say hunter dps really needed a buff, but I'm not going to say no to it! :D I think the big problem is, most of the fights are hunter-unfriendly. Auriaya = worst fight ever for hunters.
5-19-2009 @ 2:43PM
I've never lost my top spot on at least Hunter-friendly fights, despite nerfs and buffs and whatever. #1 all the time with BM pre-3.0.8 (obviously), #1 or 2 with Surv post-3.0.8, and now somewhere #1-5 with Surv post 3.1.Play with excellence regardless of being nerfed, and only the best players will be able to beat you, even if their class has an advantage. Plus, remember that Ulduar, particularly the early bosses, is pretty friendly to melee compared to Naxx. Look for your DPS to be #1 on fights like Iron Council, but don't expect to top any meters on XT-002.
5-19-2009 @ 3:02PM
It's so funny to me that people chime in "l2play your class." The implication is that, all of a sudden, people stopped knowing how to play the class. The mechanics of the hunter class are well-documented and analyzed to death on elitist jerks and the like, which all of our hunters were reading. There's only so far you can push the mechanics before internet lag and other factors overwhelm any slight margin you could claim via tweaking a macro here or adjusting a rotation there.The plain facts, as shown by our later analysis of the fight stats, is that the hunters were doing everything right, yet were far below in DPS. It was disheartening and a bit annoying, so rather than QQ to death, I moved on.
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