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9-25-2009 @ 3:22PM
I've been reading this series of articles and the comments putting it down for a while. I didn't really play my hunter that much, so I couldn't really take any sides. It was all latin to me. But now that I'm playing my hunter a bit more, I can start to see the commentators points. This guide isn't particularly helpful, and at some points, misleading. Why bother linking slithids that are your level if you can't even tame them until 60? You didn't mention hunters get mail at 40, you don't recommend the Hemet quests until 40, at which point all the prereqs will be all grey or green. And you seem to be ignoring all the commentators mentioning these things, because the column isn't getting any better
9-25-2009 @ 4:07PM
The last leveling guide entry, 29-30, was actually pretty good, though there is still too little explanation for the allocation of talent points. For example, why one tree is "traditional;" I have never known a Hunter that used the particular build you are labeling traditional.Kondin said, "Why bother linking silithids that are your level if you can't even tame them until 60"This is a rare skin, and while they cannot tame the pet now, the Hunter may be questing in that area, and can make a mental note to head back when they hit 60 and can take Beast Mastery.Kondin said, "You didn't mention hunters get mail at 40"Agreed; not to mention that, because pet armor scales with hunter armor equipping mail makes your pet a better tank while soloing.In addition to the above comments, Flare is primarily a PvP ability, and a great one, but still a PvP ability more useful in BG and Arenas than for leveling.Imp Revive Pet is relatively useless while leveling. Odds are that if your pet dies, you are not going to revive it until you are either dead yourself or the mob has been killed. Those two points would be better spent in Thick Hide to help prevent your pet from dying in the first place. One point can also come out of Imp Mend pet; the chance to proc is high enough without the second point, and you can keep Imp Hawk and still get a point in Aspect Mastery (then everyone is happy).At level 40 every class gains access to their first potentially game-changing talent point allocation assuming every point is spent in a single tree. For Beast Mastery this is Bestial Wrath, for MM it's Trueshot Aura, and for Survival it's Wyvern Sting.Personal opinion: I like Pathfinding for leveling. You do a LOT of running around while leveling, and getting from point A to point B faster can make the leveling experience significantly faster over the long-term. Totally personal, though.Otherwise I like the quest chains to consider and descriptions of new abilities. I like the rare pet lists all handy in one spot in the areas you'll be leveling in. The only thing I don't like is that - despite tons of great (though sometimes rude) feedback from the community - there have been no revisions to any of these articles.
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