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3-31-2012 @ 7:16PM
"As far as I can tell, every weapon in the game going back to level 60 gear has seen some DPS increase. By the time you hit Cataclysm gear, the increase is double. In part, this is probably due to the change in many abilities like Bloodthirst so that they scale off of weapon damage instead of attack power and partially due to our losing our ranged weapon slot and the statistics that come with it."Blues have stated the weapon damage adjustment was to help balance low level pvp. The change to Bloothirst is a simple scaling fix. As for ranged weapons, or stat sticks for Hunters, we we're supposed to recoup those missing stats on our weapons but that doesn't seem to be the case currently.
3-31-2012 @ 10:15PM
Maybe because hunters don't need to recoup that stat loss. Yeah, you're losing melee weapons as stat sticks, but everyone else is losing their ranged weapons stat sticks too. So it all balances out.
4-01-2012 @ 12:56AM
While it doesn't mean much if the melee weapons don't get more stats to account for losing the ranged slot (since that affects pretty much everyone) it's kind of odd for ranged weapons to not get stats the equal of a two-handed weapon.For comparison, at the moment Windrunner's Bow has 127 agi and 192 sta, while Axe of the Tauren Chieftains (a two-hander from the same dungeon) has 406 str and 611 sta.On the other hand, we've got a larger discrepancy with the existence of Titan's Grip, so maybe they won't bother.
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