Aug 19th 2009 6:49PM The easiest way we have done it is to have our warrior MT Intervene to me once surge of darkness is coming. He gets away quick and completely negates the surge. I stand about 20-23 yards away, behind the tank and in the middle of the room, while all the other ranged dps are to the left and right of the boss, and he just goes back and forth to the front and back of the room. I run through thru boss to get to the other side. Rinse/Repeat.
Jul 7th 2009 4:20PM [quote]
The VanCleef encounter and Goblin Foundry in the Deadmines have been retuned.
* Two of Vancleef's Guards have been removed.
Nerfing Deadmines for the Casuals. Before you know it everyone and their mother are going to be rolling around in their DM blues.
Dec 9th 2008 5:00PM i am a hunter. i was concerned about the nerfs and decided to do some rough number crunching. i took my average NON-crit steady shots, my pets average normal attack and special attacks and attack speed and ran through some equations.
i found that overall (minus volley), i will do around 5% less total damage. in a raid or 5man, this is not a big deal. i have been top dps in almost all of my instances by much more than 5%. i am all about team, but i also like being #1 on the charts =) i focus, spend time gearing myself, always come prepared and expect others to do the same. if they don't, i have to pick up the slack which i do and the menial reward of having the top dps spot is mine.
this is not taking into consideration the volley nerf though. while it is not an attack i use on every encounter, it does come in handy somewhat frequently...but not enough to lower my total damage by 30%. i imagine that in aoe-heavy dungeons, the end result will be around a 10-15% total damage reduction, which is usually what i am ahead of others by. in non-aoe-heavy dungeons, 7-10% which still puts me (and all you other hunters) up top.
play the class right, use a good shot rotation, always use elixirs and get the right buffs. this makes the entire party dependent on each other like it used to be, not reliant on an OPed dps-heavy class that will bail everyone out if they dont feel like paying attention 100%.
Oct 14th 2008 12:47PM I am going to learn how to play again...and curse kill command's ungodly nerf.