Seriously…don’t be this guy

Normally I just ignore these idiots, but the other night I decided to take a moment to armory this player so I could evaluate the source of this rude generalization. It’s not like this guy did nothing to try and help us win…he assaulted two bases (although I’m not sure how commendable that is when you play a stealth class) …

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Mists of Pandaria PvP Updates

A couple of new BGs are planned for Mists of Pandaria, as well as a new Arena in Uldum.

Resilience Change in Mists of Pandaria

Also, resilience is going to become a base stat for all characters, which will be further buffed via gear for those that wish to PvP competitively. The resilience change will make it so that anyone will be able to PvP without the need for PvP gear, however, you’ll likely have better success if you’re wearing PvP gear. 😉 As it stands now, unless you’re a highly skilled DPS class in full high-end tier gear, it’s nearly impossible to survive a BG without PvP gear. This change will fix that. 🙂

New Battlegrounds in Mists of Pandaria

Blizzard has created concepts for three new possible BGs in Mists of Pandaria. It’s doubtful that they will add all three, but here’s a look at the ideas they’re kicking around at the moment.

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Hunters and Spell Penetration for PvP

Cataclysm edition…

Green Arrow is spell pen cappedWhile working on my PvP guides, one thing I’ve been taking a hard look at is Spell Penetration. I’ve not really focused on it as a stat up until now, as I’ve been using my PvP gear to pull double-duty for me in BGs as well as dungeons. However, I’ve now amassed enough alternate pieces to be able to throw a decent PvP set together, optimized with PvP stats.

So onto the topic of Spell Penetration and Hunters…

Hunters are not casters, so wtf do we need spell pen for..?!

The reason hunters need spell penetration is because although we don’t cast spells per se, we do fire shots that do spell damage. A good portion of our DPS in PvP is supplied by way of spell damage – namely these three shots:

Because all hunters rely upon at least one of these shots, and because pretty much all of our PvP foes will have some form of resistance up, Spell Penetration is an important stat for PvP – especially in arena.

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Getting Battle-Ready: More BM PvP notes

Hunter PvP in 4.0.1

This past weekend I finally felt ready to swallow some pride and go get my ass handed to me in some BGs. The result… I didn’t fare as bad as I thought I would. While I was by no means a “force” in the BGs, I didn’t feel like a punching bag either.

Although I’m still stumbling around trying to find my way, I feel like I’m headed in the right direction. The following are some tips and suggestions which I’d like to offer up, in hopes that they may help some of you overcome difficulties or trepidation. Albeit a humbling experience right now, competing in BGs is a great way to learn the 4.0.1 hunter and find out what your weaknesses are.

As I’ve mentioned, a lot of this info is subject to change in the coming weeks, but I’ll try to update as it does. In the meantime, these posts will be more like notes & progress reports, rather than guides.

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