This about sums up how I felt after participating in one WSG and one Wintergrasp battle as a BM Hunter.
The reality of the change was about what I’d expected, but I was still holding out hope that maybe it actually wouldn’t be quite as bad as I’d previously thought. Sadly, It was as predicted… a complete neutering of the Beast Mastery spec as far as PvP is concerned.
I had a terrible time in Warsong Gulch. Where normally I’d be tearing classes to bits while in big red, I was having difficulty finishing anyone off, even cloth. Having only ten seconds to maintain pressure is just not enough as far as BM goes.
In addition to that, I used to be a pretty decent flag runner, but now… forget it. The CC immunity nerf from 18 seconds to 10 is actually the worst part about it. Losing our burst capabilities is a huge disappointment, but where the spec really suffers is from the reduced effect of the immunity. After 10 seconds we got nothin’.
I really hope Blizzard is pleased with that 2% overall DPS buff they gave to the legions of Raiding BM Hunters out there. 😡
As indicated in my previous post, one of my first reactions to this crime was to abandon my 2 exotic PvP pets, as I’ll no longer be needing their services. I’m definitely planning on going either MM or SV for PvP. As for raiding… I’m not sure. I really want to remain a MM, but then that would mean having 2 exotic pets I can’t bare to part with left rotting in the stable; those being King Krush and Loque’nahak.
For the first time possibly ever, I’m thinking of avoiding Beast Mastery altogether until it hopefully gets fixed in a future patch. That’s a bummer for me, since it’s arguably my favorite of the Hunters specs, but it’s come to a point where it’s just not that much fun for me to play anymore.