Update me

As many of you may have noticed, I’ve been MIA for nearly two months. Apart from keeping the lights on around here, I’ve been pretty much unplugged from the world of Azeroth.

Last night I decided to begin my slow return, so I updated all of my addons, downloaded the new patch, then logged in for a few seconds to to see what sort of state I had left myself in. I had a bit more gold on me than I’d remembered, so that was a pleasant surprise. 🙂 Also, my UI wasn’t broken as a result of 4.1, so that was good news as well.

Anyway… as you can imagine, I’m quite behind in terms of what’s been happening in the world of Azeroth, and most importantly, what sort of changes my beloved class has undergone.

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Hunter pets have lost all happiness

…as a game mechanic that is.

One recent change that’s been implemented on the Patch 4.1 PTR is this:

  • The Happiness/Pet Loyalty System has been removed. Hunters will no longer have to manage Happiness for their pets, and the previous damage bonus for pets being happy will now be baseline for all tamed pets.

As a result, pet talents that used to provide happiness have been updated as well…

  • Bloodthirsty no longer generates Happiness.
  • Carrion Feeder no longer restores Happiness.
  • Guard Dog no longer causes Growl to generate additional Happiness.

And since we no longer have to worry about pet happiness… the Glyph of Mend Pet has become totally irrelevant, and instead changed into this:

  • Glyph of Mend Pet is now Glyph of Greater Proportion, which increases the size of the pet slightly.

Honestly, what in the hell is this good for..? Other than for vanity reasons, why on earth would anyone want a bigger pet? It’s bad for both PvE and PvP… Someone help me out here, because this just seems silly to me. I don’t get it.

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