Oct 5th 2010 1:01PM That's not completely true. Depending on your definition of "current" at least. I know normal Nexus was easily soloed by a lvl 80 hunter, I've done it myself before. I know Frostheim has also done some soloing in VH, though I don't think he was able to complete it.
Besides, that was never the point of extreme soloing. It was about going through raid content solo without the bells and whistles of other solo classes, like druids and paladins, just to be able to do it for fun and profit. I personally would love to be able to solo stuff in SSC and TK, I have a lot of memories of those places on my warrior. If only we could solo Hyjal and BT, then I could get those darn pieces that NEVER dropped for me! :P
Oct 5th 2010 12:35AM So no chance of Survival having any extreme soloing love? It does still have the 10% stamina increase as far as I know, and there are some good talents for increasing auto/steady damage which can be useful. Chimera's heal is pretty useful, no question there, but I could still see Survival doing quite well at soloing anything where the hunter wasn't worried about self preservation. Plus you get some utility in Wyvern Sting for any fights that have additional adds. Being able to sleep one every minute can help for reducing incoming damage on the pet and general fight control.
Just throwing it out there, it's been all BM vs. MM so far, figure Survival deserves at least a little love. ;)
I am curious if serpent sting damage and black arrow count as hunter damage done in terms of the T5 bonus. I would assume so, but you never know, and if they don't it could set Survival back quite a bit as that seems to be a good chunk of their damage now. I don't have T5 nor beta to test any of this, though. :P
Also the extra agility would benefit the pet's dodge chance wouldn't it? It would make sense to, but I have no idea if this is actually true. Could be useful if it did though, less incoming damage means less healing needed.