May 26th 2011 12:33PM They could hand-out Dalmation companion pets for putting out the fire in Goldshire during Hallows End.
May 20th 2011 1:09PM Ken Wrote:
"Their whole pvp strategy is "hide behind our pets." The pets make them easy to level and a lot of players, not saying all, never have to learn to play their class because they can hide behind Spot."
I can tell you haven't maxed out a hunter, because there's clearly a lot you're not understanding about hunters. First of all, its quite difficult for a hunter to "hide" behind his pet in PvP... because unlike soloing a mob out in the woods, a real human-controlled player isn't going to mindlessly attack the pet and ignore the hunter behind the pet. Quite the contrary, in a PvP encounter the second someone gets attacked with a hunter pet usually the 1st response is CC the pet and close-in on the hunter with a passion. A hunter has the ADDED responsibility of controlling a pet and keeping it focused and not distracted on the target at hand or his DPS is severely impacted. Speaking of severely impacted DPS, the Hunter is the ONLY class in the game that has his DPS nerfed big-time if someone is in their face (a fact well known by pretty much everyone), so facing a human opponent who knows the best strategy is to close-in on a hunter, there's very little "hiding behind one's pet" in PvP for a hunter.
With that line of logic, one could say the same about warlocks hiding behind their demons and/or priests hiding behind fear spamming, or a mage hiding behind the ability to slow and iceblock... all of which are far more annoying then going "oh, there's a hunter pet on me, guess i'll get in the hunters face and nerf his damage output".
Hey, if you want to hate the hunter class go right ahead. At least be on the right track though, because a hunter has a lot of work to do keeping pets focused and making sure someone doesn't get in his face and ruin his damage output (the only class so-hampered in the game with such a mechanic).
May 19th 2011 3:40PM There may be no info to be had at this time, but to say its too-soon is a bit odd since they are giving stats to Brewfest and Hallows End... both of which happen well-AFTER Fire Festival occurs.
Why we get previews of loot from holidays months from now, but can't get a good preview of a holiday that is occuring in a few weeks is a bit odd... though we take what we can get, oh well.
May 19th 2011 3:37PM Correction to Rogues only... because hunters pretty much stopped dual-wielding due to the 2H-only agility enchant.
May 19th 2011 2:41PM Tier-8 Hunter?!?!?! OMG no... that was the most hideous non-hunter-looking set ever... made my hunter look like a DK, I hid the helmet (as did just about every other hunter I knew), and wished I could hide everything else. http://www.blogcdn.com/www.wowinsider.com/media/2009/02/hunter_tier8_male.jpg
Now Tier-6 with the all-seeing shoulder eyes, was awesome sauce!
May 18th 2011 12:54PM I have five lvl-85s all with Crusader status, and I will say that in front of the Citadel, you can solo the flying scouts on foot no problem, but the Scourge Champions (with three shields up) are (for all intents and purposes) pointless to fight on foot... takes forever, much quicker to just solo-joust them down.
The real loss here seems to be Heroic ToC (5-man). I used to farm this every day when it was queable at lvl-80 for the extra 3 champion seals you get per run (one from each boss you down). This (at least from my observation) is essentially impossible to solo even as an 85 tank, as having three opposing faction champs mounted with shields all coming for you makes this more trouble then its worth.
May 18th 2011 12:53PM The deal with hunters and tier gear (that constantly changes), you can't just give them a Camo-shack outfit with a jungle army-camo pattern on it and call it good for eternity. There will always be tiers and what-not, so it always has to look "new/different" and you can't do that with standard-issue army uniforms from your local sporting goods store.
There should be a happy medium, which obviously I don't think Blizzard has hit the mark with. It's fantasy, it's going to have some "fancy-schmancy" factor to it I understand, but when all is said and done, I still think it should "feel" like a Hunter outfit of SOME KIND.
This is where I at least see "hunter motif" in T11... yeah, it's a murloc, that's obvious... but think of it as "camoflaged as a murloc" and you get the hunter connection (though why they chose murlocs as the hunter there for Cataclysm, I have no idea... maybe it works well in Vash'jr). There's been numerous tiers where you go "WTF is that supposed to be". Go ahead with themes, but make them "camoflage of that theme". Make something that a hunter would blend in the terraign of firelands for T12... some redish hunter camoflage. For Outlands make a Zangamarsh swamp set, for Northrend make Ice camo set... so-on and so-on.
In T12, i'm afraid my hunter will feel like an outcast from the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie. I'd be happy with some sort of lava-camo pattern or something to that effect (sure it can be fantasy-fancy, but at least lava-camo fantasy-fancy! lol).
May 18th 2011 11:51AM Frankly, I don't understand why anyone would hate the T11 Hunter set... IMHO, it's the pinnacle of Hunter armor success... after all, what is one of the hunter's primary fuctions? Camoflage and the art of how not to be seen.
If a Hunter in T11 armor is hiding in a camp of Murlocs, you're not going to find him at all unless he's foolish enough to stand up when you call out his name... otherwise, he's safe anywhere there's a murloc camp... and there's plenty of them around Azeroth.
May 18th 2011 10:39AM So I guess i'm the only one who used the Jump-O-Tron 4000 (or whatever it's called) in Nagrand to get it?!?!
Of course that was many moons ago, but Jump-O-Tron and Shattrath bridges always seemed to be the way I did it on my alts.
May 17th 2011 1:28PM Read both my comments... then read the replies... replies like Eli and Sunaseni mean-spirited, insulting and downright unfriendly.
I apologize I do not know every post of every que of every day...I also apologize for using the term "never" which apparently gets everything I said downrated and repeated insulting comments, bad attitudes and further downrates for one word casually used in a "so far as I ever saw" genuinly sincere posted comment.
I'm a retired vet, I come here to try and learn more about the game I love, and quite frankly, people like Eli and Sunaseni and apparently all the other people downvoting honest questions that were in no-way meant to insult anybody really turns me off to what I thought was a friendly site.
Go ahead, down vote away if you think its funny to silence strangers with honest questions. I thought this was a friendly site, but you can insult me all you want, I don't think that improves the thread when people ask honest questions.