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1-28-2012 @ 6:44AM
Whilst I agree that yes, Razion's comment was a lovely story, I have a teeny tiny bit of beef with the closing sentiment of mibu.work1.Imagine, if you will for a moment, that you are a hunter, new to PVP - specifically, wanting to dip your toe into Arena. You may really enjoy playing your Hunter in PVE scenarios, and so you think "I'm sure I can do at least ok in Arena..." so you start looking into it a little more. You see a news post on your favourite source of WoW news sites out there, and it's title is "Too scared to arena". You think to yourself "Hey, that sounds like me!" so you read the whole thing, comments and all.Now you come to that last little sentance which questions your decision to play on your hunter; "...don't be a sad tosser like me and try to PvP as a hunter, it won't blow over well with the lads."Gutted. Defeat, before you even form a team.I've been a hunter ever since I subbed with this game. I've tried rolling other classes, but nothing will ever feel anywhere near as fun for me as being a hunter. Consequently, all 10 of my character slots on the one server I play on are various different hunters of differing races. Only one of them is level capped, but the rest of them vary from 20~80.For me, WoW is Hunting. Hunting is WoW. I read a lot about Hunters online, following many different blogs, listening to many different podcasts, looking at the major sources of forum activity and generally keeping well informed. I'm far from an elite raider, due to my guild being more of a social/casual guild who dabbles in a bit of everything. But when I decided that yes, I did want to dip my toe into Arena, despite what people have said, it was such a huge thrill.For the outright beginner, reading things like "Hunters are not viable at high ratings" may deter you from even trying. But if you think about it, a lot of the vocal people in the community are PVP pros. These are the people who do nothing BUT Arena, and expect to get Gladiator every season they want it. They will say things like "Hunters are useless" and that kind of 'knowledge' will filter down through the ranks, until it becomes 'common knowledge'. These people will suggest you roll a new class that is currently flavour of the month if you want to succeed.I guess my point in all of this is, if you are a Hunter, and you want to play in Arena - don't roll a new class because that's what everyone else says. Play your Hunter. Play it well. There needs to be more of us out there, doing our thing.
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