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Scattered Shots: On Roleplaying a Hunter

Welcome to Scattered Shots, a weekly column on all things Hunter related, now written by Daniel Whitcomb.

I may have mentioned this before elsewhere, but often times it's hard to speak authoritatively on any class in Beta, because no matter what the changes and the new imba combos and whatnot are right now, they will likely change drastically the next time a new build comes into play. This isn't to say that it's impossible to write about them, but often times whatever words you write will be obsolete, or at least inaccurate, by the time you sit down to write next week's column.

For example, last week I wrote about traps. I mentioned that Freezing Traps no longer break immediately on damage. Well, now they do again. As Ghostcrawler tells it, they couldn't find a way to make pets automatically ignore a frozen target, so they called the whole thing off. Now, honestly, that seems a bit like chopping off your hand to take care of a mosquito bite on your pinky finger, but hey. On the plus side, she also said that they'll put it back in once they figure out how to reign in pets (I recommend using the passive button on the pet bar, myself). But who knows when that will be?

So I thought I'd take a trip down a path that's more solid this week, and speak a bit about roleplaying your Hunter. These are a few archetypes I looked at when roleplaying my various Hunters, with various tips on roleplaying them and reflections on how they fit in to various factions and alliances around the game. As always, of course, general roleplay rules apply: Don't be a jerk, don't godmode or Mary-sue it, and don't let roleplaying get in the way of your fun or your group's success.

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Filed under: Hunter, Analysis / Opinion, Lore, RP, (Hunter) Scattered Shots

WoW Moviewatch: World of Predatorcraft


Admittedly, this is the strangest combination I've come across in my time exploring WoW. It's not often that you can say "Warcraft" and "Predator" in the same sentence and not be accused of snorting something in order to achieve a higher state of consciousness. This machinima is beautifully executed, and my thanks goes to Marelius for tipping us to this gem. It's long (after all, it's almost the whole movie adapted for WoW), but worth it.

Warning, not suitable for whelplings: The dialog is dubbed from the original film Predator, which was rated R for graphic language and violence, and I do mean graphic language. So if you're the sort of person that doesn't like horribly offensive jokes and more four letter words than you can count, you might want to skip this one. If not, stick around.

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Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

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