Jul 8th 2009 8:02PM Okay, I didn't mean to be "destructive". I just really felt strongly that this particular article is letting hunters down. I couldn't find them last night but two articles from wow-insider back in December 2008 were extremely helpful is getting me geared. I combined that with a close look at what else was available on AtlasLoot and, even though I'm not a raider, I have the stats/dps to start raiding if I choose.
And I agree, the hit cap which is so important is never mentioned. Some exalted rep gear is mentioned, but no heroic gear, presumably to save time running heroics. But the quickest way to get exalted is to run heroics with a tabard on, so why not look for gear along the way?
Anyway, as said this article is only half-done and very poorly named; this is gear for starting heroics, not raids.
The articles I mentioned are:
Jul 8th 2009 9:20AM I'm sorry, but there is far better heroic/rep gear available. Not to say that this list is wrong or inapplicable, but there are many more options for the beginning raider.
I hate to leave negative comments, but this looks like it was just thrown together with minimal effort. "Hey everyone, this is what I had when I began raiding, so you should all grab it too. No, there aren't any other, better options. None at all."
I expect way more from a WoW.com article. I have never raided and I have way better gear than the above... just from checking AtlasLoot.
LF New Hunter Columnist...
Apr 24th 2009 6:27AM I think the problem was that the points weren't getting refunded, but they still awarded you the extra points if you swapped specs when your pet was dismissed. I know I had a full Ferocity tree for my wolf, with talent points to spare... until I swapped specs without dismissing him. Damn.
They probably couldn't work out the BM 4 talent point refund easily. But yes, respeccing your pet is re-he-heally annoying.