In less than a week, the hunter class (along with every other class) will see the most radical overhaul to date.
I’m neither worried nor excited, but I am a slight bit bummed about a few things…
First off, I may be the only hunter in the game that is going to miss my melee weapon(s) and abilities, but I’m a little sad over this. Ever since I installed the game and decided upon hunter as my chosen class, I’ve always enjoyed being able to equip and utilize melee weapons.
Over the past few years, Blizzard has gradually diminished our melee viability to the point where this loss will hardly be missed by most players, but I’ll be lamenting this change – mainly for nostalgic reasons. I recall back when our melee abilities could actually account for a bit damage, if needed, especially at the lower levels. Back when I used to be active in the 10-19 bracket, my Raptor Strike/Mongoose Bite macro used to devastate opposing players.
But oh well…I’m sure I’ll be alright without my polearm. Losing our dead zone will be a very nice trade-off.
Pets will have gone through quite an evolution as well. Swappable dual talent specs..?! That is just nuts. It’s certainly going to allow for more class personalization and expression, though.
Then there’s the new talent system, limiting us to only six choices. While I do see the merit in this – in terms of streamlining the talent system and preventing sub-optimal builds – I enjoy choices. I liked having 71 talent points and deciding how to spend them.
One thing will remain unchanged though…hunters will still kick ass and BM will always be the best spec. As long as our play style remains the same, you can be assured that I’ll still be out there having fun, and doing my best to demonstrate to the support classes why hunters reign supreme.
As far as the work I’ll be doing around here…
I don’t see too many changes concerning hunter macros, but I’ll be sure to update the guide as soon as possible — hopefully the first part of next week.
Beyond that, I’ll likely plan on discussing PvP build(s) once I settle upon my glyphs and choose how to spend my six talent points.
Well, that’s about it for now. I just wanted to pop in and say hello, and let everyone know that I’m still around – I just have been a bit quiet. I do plan to be more active throughout this expansion (especially now, since Diablo 3 sucks so bad), so be sure to check back from time to time, as I’m sure I’ll have some things to talk about in the months ahead.