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10-04-2010 @ 9:07AM
So when is Blizzard going to nerf the Tier 5 bonus that is providing too much of an advantage over current gear for soloing? I am amazed the bonus of an outdated set is pretty much mandatory for the more difficult solo hunter encounters.
10-04-2010 @ 9:22AM
When they care about outdated content.Considering they aren't changing ICC with the new raid lock outs or class changes and don't care that it will be vastly different and possibly easier or more difficult until Cataclysm comes out, I wouldn't hold my breath.Blizzard doesn't care if you solo half of TK, SSC, and BT. Doesn't matter.
10-04-2010 @ 9:58AM
Actually not true they are implementing the new raid lockouts for icc, also they tweaked icc mobs a bit as well.Probably not a significant amount though.
10-04-2010 @ 10:03AM
They don't care about outdated content? Then how do you explain the nerfs to old world enchants that would barely affect a level 80? When an outdated armor set is being used to strengthen your character's capability over anything newer armor can provide, that's just not logical. Make the tier 5 a talent or perhaps a glyph as the bonus is too strong.
10-04-2010 @ 12:05PM
They're most likely not worried because T5 is only that powerful for soloing outdated content, which is a niche playstyle that they don't actively work on or balance for. If T5 was better than current gear when playing current content, then they would probably do something about it. But as it stands T5 is having little to no effect on the current raiding, leveling, or PVP games so they're not concerned.
10-04-2010 @ 12:28PM
Actually I find the T5 gear completely unnecessary so far with what I've been doing. I've successfully soloed Kara and MC completely without it. Prince was a little tough going into that Phase 2, but I used superior damage to push quickly through it instead of relying on the heal.A lot of hunters forget how positioning is important for the pet tanking, an example in Golemagg in MC. Frostheim had to use two T5, but I found it was prolly because the Turtle tank wasn't positioned correctly to DODGE all hits from all 3 mobs (Golemagg and his two pups), hence receiving far more damage than he should. Since I play a tank on my main, I knew about the positioning requirement and about never having your back turned to a mob. I simply had my turtle stand in such a way that he is always able to dodge any incoming hits. This, plus using Power Auras to keep track of the Magma Splash debuff and spaced out use of pet cooldowns, my pet never went below 60-70% health.Link to my armory: http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Ner%27zhul&cn=TireiI think I only own one piece of T5 (still as yet not bought with the token), and I use 4 pc Relentless and various high stam pvp gear for my extreme solo set, using that BM spec as my solo spec.
10-04-2010 @ 12:50PM
Zacky, your comment would have a lot more weight if my bear wasn't STILL having to farm Outland mats to enchant her ICC weapons with Mongoose.
10-04-2010 @ 1:30PM
I never got to see any t5. I comissioned my brother to follow me in and if anyone asks his name is Twopiece. But with cata asking for guilds to take at least one last trip to BC raids I might get lucky.Which means that until I secure the right peices, BM will remain the better choice.
10-04-2010 @ 2:22PM
T5 is usually necessary at the leading edge of extreme soloing -- for example when we were clearing MC within months of Wrath release our gear was massively worse than it is now (and we didn't have cower for our pets, or all the consumable like runescroll of fort). Later in any expansion the gear curve usually gets high enough that the extra healing isn't as important, though there usually remains bosses that can only be solo'd with the t5 set bonus.
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