I sincerely appologies in advance because I know there are probably a hundred such posts, however, that being said ….. here we go =) lol
First of all nice to meet all of you I remember perusing this sight many moons ago when i was playing in the past. I just got back to the game and I am taking up my hunter again after a very long hiatus. Put it this way I havent raided my hunter since AQ40 and Naxx were big business lol.
My hunter still a good distance away from 85 so I have plenty of time to feel out the new changes….. like what the hell happened to my arrows for instance…. lol OK .. that one doenst really hurt my feelings to much .
If anyone has any advice on what is the way to go dps.. pve pvp etc . I would greatly appreciate your time and consideration.
May 29, 2010
Sorry about that.
Essentially I have not played my hunter since BC ( although I tinkered a bit in Lich king ) and I know there are a number of major changes. Was just looking for advice on how to proceed. A decent build for leveling vs raiding etc.
Any good links people know of so I can do the reading myself is cool. I dont expect to be totally spoon fed I just dont have the hours and hours I used to have to search forums.
Essentially I just curious how far behind I am…. If that makes sense.
Anyway clear as mud I'm sure lol
September 26, 2010
Hi Yoshinkai, as you say there have been some changes of late. Perhaps the best news of all, is that now days, all three specs are so close to being par it doesn't matter, and you can play the spec you like best.
The new spec trees are also a major change, and you need 31 points in the tree you specialise in before you can spend in another tree. There are really obvious PvE musts and PvP musts in the talent choices but they are fairly obvious, even to me!
Apart from Garwulf's BM PVP guide, there are some threads by Anj and Takass for BM and MM in the Class Mechanics forum that were written after the release of 4.2 if I remember correctly so are pretty current. Other than this fabulous site, WHU website is full of guides and info for each spec. The links page of this site has the better places to get info, and a guide as to what you can expect there.
Once again, welcome to the site where there are no dumb questions. Just dumb answers, usually from me! LOL
February 24, 2011
Welcome to the Lodge!
I've always been primarily a raider but have recently found my groove in PvP so I'm now having fun in both aspects (no pun intended) of the game. I raid as SV and PvP as BM, and I've found pretty much everything I need to know from the Lodge or from Warcraft Hunter's Union. Spec suggestions, gear lists, stat priorities, pet buff lists, etc.
Once you have a feel for what it is you actually want to do in the game, what you will enjoy the most, you'll be better situated to know what direction you want to go with your spec. My suggestion? Be willing to respec a few times and try them all out. Things have changed a lot with the trees, see what you like and see how you feel about shot priorities and get comfortable with the differences.
Most of us here would be happy to share our experience with you, and if you have specific questions about SV I'd be happy to try and answer them. I'm no expert, I get my info from the same places available to everyone, but I have spent a lot of time reading up on SV and it's intricacies.
Being a Hunter is by far my favorite thing about WoW. Have FUN!
May 29, 2010
Doh! Forgot this part………….welcome aboard!
Something to point out as well, now each spec has a specialized shot. For Markmanship (MM) its Chimera. For Survival (SV) its Explosive and for Beastmater (BM) its Kill Command.
Note: Kill Command isn't quote on quote a shot, it makes the BMs pet do more damage.
Also, if you havent found them yet, here are some PvE guides.