Another Reason I Went Back to Beast Mastery for PvP

Bone Spider

Bleh… no way am I going to roll with that as a pet.

Spider is one of the few pet types I’ve never used. For one, they used to suck up until Blizzard gave them their Web ability. Second, they just never remotely appealed to me as far as looks are concerned. Also, my wife’s not afraid of too much, but one thing that freaks her out more than almost anything are Black Widows. I’m sure she’d just love having me show up with my new creepy companion when helping her out with a group quest in Icecrown. 😈

Anyway, when I was playing around with MM for a bit in arena, I decided to say screw it… I’m gonna get me a spider. So what if I don’t like how they look, and too bad if my wife gets grossed out as she peers over my shoulder and sees me running round with this horrific thing in arena. After all, it’s just a bunch of pixels… it’s not real.

So, I moseyed over to Icecrown to locate me a level 80 Necrotic Webspinner. Alas, I found one, landed, then sat there… A few moments later I came to this conclusion…

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Taking One for the Team


Ironic huh… Only a few short weeks have passed since I swore off Beast Mastery, yet here I am returning to my beloved PvP spec.

This time’s it’s business though. A few guildies and I started a 3s team mainly for fun, but after getting our asses handed to us the other night, it wasn’t so much “fun” for me anymore. My healer is new to arena, and is still working on his game and his gear. Meanwhile, he’s been having a terrible time trying to keep me up, as I’m the opposing team’s focus-fire target about 99.9% of the time.

I tried Marksmanship out for about a dozen matches and had similar results to that of Survival. My survivability was about the same, burst and Readiness were awesome, but it didn’t really seem to be the answer for us. If I were an elite Hunter I suppose I would be able to lead us to 2200 and beyond, but “elite” I am not. I’m pretty good, but unless I have fairly strong teammates, I’m not going to be able to do anything spectacular.

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Patch 3.3 aka the “Pet Buff Patch”

Blizzard released some updated patch notes for Patch 3.3 today. Wow… there are some amazing changes in store for Hunters, both for PvE and PvP. Let’s discuss these things shall we… First off, pets will now be inheriting 100% of their master’s resilience. That is an absolute godsend for Hunter PvP. Along with a few of the other changes being …

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