Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Gar Jr.
Gar Jr. wishes you all a safe and happy St. Patty’s Day

I just wanted to post a quick update letting you all know that I’m still around. I know things have been pretty quiet around here, but I do hope to eventually return to a more normal posting schedule – at least a couple of updates per month – as opposed to the one post every few months which has been the case lately. 😉

While it is safe to assume that I don’t find WoW as engaging as I used to, I still enjoy certain aspects of the game very much. Anyone who’s followed this blog over the years can probably guess what those things are.

That’s right…PvP and taming rare Hunter Pets. 😀

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Adjusting to Patch 5.0.4

Alright, so today I was finally able to sit down and get myself acquainted with Patch 5.0.4. I’m still getting used to things, but overall, I’m having fun with the new hunter mechanics.

I still miss my melee weapons, but not from a practical standpoint – that’s more of a sentimental thing.

Being that I’m so programmed to try and maintain maximum range, the removal of the dead zone is taking some getting used to. It feels odd being able to use other shots besides Scatter Shot when enemies are right up on me. I keep having to remember I can shoot someone in the face with Arcane when they’re up in my grill. I’m definitely not complaining about this, however.

I’ve specced Beast Mastery, of course. It feels very good in 5.0.4. Almost too good. Things aren’t exactly balanced right now, so I won’t be holding out thinking it will stay this way.

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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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A Simply Stunning Pet: Rex Ashil

Rex Ashil - Wasp Hunter Pet

As my baby Orc was making his way through the 50s, I decided to start thinking about a new pet choice for the 50-59 PvP bracket. I’d been using a wolf up until then, mainly for the added 5% crit, and for the fact that I just like the idea of an Orc running around with a snarly Worg. However, as you level up through the brackets, life becomes harder and harder for hunters – especially for those of us not decked out in full heirloom gear. I felt that for me to be able to deliver the pain in the manner I’m accustomed to, I’d need a new pet with some sort of utility.

After a bit of research, I settled upon the wasp.

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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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