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8-13-2009 @ 10:35AM
Ironically, we were discussing this very thing in Vent last night. We were laying waste to Thunder Bluff and cc-ing the guards was helping us stay alive. We had a new level 80 hunter with us who watched the three of us old hunters and was amazed by the chain trapping we were doing. We do it without thinking because we cut our teeth on needing it to stay alive in instances and raids. We were remembering the pulls gone awry and how a well-timed sheep or banish or freeze saved the encounter. I remember one of my former hunter guild members complaining in chat that he was kicked from a Mana Tombs run because, when told to freeze the mob on the left said, "I don't know how. I don't use freezing traps." While I too don't really long for the days when you needed a mage and a hunter or a warlock, I do miss the days when even a little CC was needed. It made those classes that could do it feel more useful. I really don't like just walking in and blowing everything to smithereens. Maybe Blizz is moving away from requiring CC in instances, but that doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't still use it. I employ CC in all instances. Even if you know the instance enough to do it in your sleep, a freezing arrow in from of the healer can keep him or her alive if the battle suddenly goes south because the tank gets DC'd. I guess it's part of that hunter mentality I have because I came into the game while it was BC. An effective hunter (or player for that matter) uses all the tools at her disposal.
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