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11-02-2009 @ 10:21PM
I have never played a warlock, but i can agree with you on one thing. Locks should not be able to name their minions. They are just as you put them, slaves to the lock. They shouldn't be given normal names, they arn't there to be your friends. I'm a hunter and we tame pets. They don't come with names, so we name them. We dont force them to do our will, we tame them and make them our companions. It's a different situation.Though if I ever tame a beast that already has a name (i.e. Loque'nahak, or any rare spawn) I will keep that name. I wont take a powerful beast like loque'nahak and degrade him to walk around with the name fluffy (ironically loque just sits locked in my stable since neither of my specs are BM anymore).I think hunter pets are nameable because a hunter and it's pet are companions and being able to name them emulates that sort of bond. A minion isn't there to be your friend.TL;DR - I'm a Hunter who agrees minions shouldn't be renameable
11-02-2009 @ 11:34PM
I approve of above post. Honestly though, the relationship between a hunter to pet and warlock to minion are two completely scenarios. I play a hunter as a main, though I recently just started a lock. For a hunter, the term "pet" doesn't capture what the true relation is between hunter and beast. Companion, guardian (hell in my case partner in crime) better suits it I guess. The talent spirit bond also captures this quite nicely. A hunter tames a beast and then works to keep em happy. Once upon a time, pet would get pissed and would eventually leave your behind too if you didn't. By contrast, a lock minion doesn't need the upkeep because they are slaves, no real gain to keep em happy if you can just crack the whip. Also, it's hard enough seeing some of the hunter pets float around. Though some are creative, others I have to wonder what they were smoking and where to get me some of that ****. To be fair though, I have seen some minion's with odd names. Just got my VW other day, held my breath and out popped.....Hukjuk. Really?
11-03-2009 @ 8:22AM
Yeah I think wowwiki's hunter page sums it up quite nicely. "It has been said by many, and throughout history, that hunters consider their weapons and pets to be their only true friends.""All hunters create lifelong friendships with animal companions, who are also often their best and only friends"I'm not saying i'm a hunter and we are better then locks they dont deserve to name their minions. I'm just saying it doesn't fit.
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