BM sucks, it really really sucks.
BM sucks, it really really sucks.
Not satisfied with hunter state at all our talents are retarded, one of the worst dpsers atm
Love the quality of life changes, a lot of stuff that shouldn't have ever been there (I'm looking at you non toggle trap launcher) has been removed.
DPS wise we have a lot of issues, I see us in a similar state to how Subtlety rogues were in Dragonsoul. If you know what you're doing, nail your rotation with 0 mistakes and get a bit of luck RNG wise you can do decent DPS, but the rotation is very unforgiving and one wrong choice (when you can literally use 6 damaging attacks or haven't kept up one of 3 buffs/dots) and your DPS goes to the shitter.
As a lot of people have expressed, it seems a lot of work to even make middle of the pack against equally skilled players of other classes.
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I'm starting to realise where can all the "hunter class is fine, no need to change" quotes from Blizzard come from. Aside from strict hardcore raiding, we, with tidious CD-based (BM), RNG (SV), and quite nice but useless anyway (MM) rotations are forced to do our best every encounter, to learn those small tricks every hunter needs to grasp, with timing and stuff, to balance around... Most hunters know their class better then other class players, and with all this knowledge and experiance we kick so much ass our handicap in DPS is destroyed by our sheer skill. Therefore, we somehow can pull up to the top of the meter time to time, most of the time staying in high middle.
There again: Blizzard, if you wanna make BM viable, don't make it this cooldown based monstrocity, please.
I have always been on par with top parsers in guild, until this raid tier. we have 3 fights where our dmg doesnt suck, even when played at top performance. as far as competing for one of the top 5 spots, forget it. mages, dk's and locks will do better with less gear and a death or two:P
5.1 changes wont improve anything, as top hunters already know how to maintain constant dps while needing to constantly move anyway. I have a 96-99%ish uptime on most all fights, and get rocked by mages/locks with less then 70%.
fix SrS dmg and base focus regen. great start right there.
I am curious, the people who voted Yes, what is your gear level? Cuz I voted, a few days ago, maybe 2, whatever. I voted no, but I got a flurry of upgrades and I find myself more satisfied with my damage output as my gear level goes up.
If I could, I would clearly change my vote to Yes today.
You'll find that as usual we scale really poorly like previous expansions, they fixed the "OPness in entry level gear" we had in the past but forgot to tweak the scaling as we gain gear it seems.
At my level of play? Very satisfied PvE-wise.
On the PvP-side of things the concerns are more all around with PvP itself than with just hunters though I'd love for MM and SV to become competitive with BM.
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I voted no.
I think hunters need a slight DPS buff overall and I really dislike BM so that sort of kills playing hunters for me right now. Maybe when/if they buff MM I'll pick up hunter again.
So I spoke to Lazeili from Paragon alittle about what he thinks about hunters in Heroic content the other day. His reply? not too surprising.
[15:55:33] To [Lazeili-Lightning'sBlade]: Thanks for the runs
[15:55:40] [Lazeili-Lightning'sBlade]: hehe no problemos
[15:55:57] To [Lazeili-Lightning'sBlade]: hopefully hunters will get our buffs since we're bad atm
[15:56:06] [Lazeili-Lightning'sBlade]: well atm we're just terri bad
[15:56:13] To [Lazeili-Lightning'sBlade]: :C yeah i've noticed
[15:56:15] [Lazeili-Lightning'sBlade]: enhanc with blue weps topped me on fights.
[15:56:19] To [Lazeili-Lightning'sBlade]: O.o
[16:13:27] [Lazeili-Lightning'sBlade]: Well, it was nice talking to you, Cya!
What really bothers me is what he said about enhancement with blue weps. I know Lazeili aint a bad hunter by any chance.
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No, retarded pet AI issues, feeling focus starved all the time, like others said: working too hard for shitty dps, while others classes can faceroll to double my dps.
I love my hunter, but am unsatisfied with lack of transmog gear, not being top dps, and not having a win button. I will never be satisfied, but if I was I think I would quit. So I will search the lands for shaman off colors, for the rare trinket to boost me over mages, and for the cure to my loneliness. But that's why I play wow.
I am sort of conflicted about my hunter right now. On one hand, I love the QOL and mechanic changes that we have gotten that make playing a hunter a lot more fun. On the other hand, I hate the fact that hunters are only really good for gimmicky fights and/or fights where patchwerk style dps is warranted. We do not have any useful raid cooldowns like almost every other class does (mages might be the only other class), and we just aren't that useful. That is what I am disappointed with when it comes to hunters/my hunter. Mind you, this is coming from a 25m standpoint. I do not do 10m content on my main. In 10m hunters usually can fill a niche by bringing a specific pet, but that is still kind of meh to me in the grand scheme of things.
I talk to Methylene from BL quite frequently and we have chuckles/laughs about how unrequired (yea i made up a word) hunters are for pretty much every encounter. I have learned to deal with it for the most part, but it still irritates me when I look at how much utility AND dps that other classes possess. Luckily I have a cemented spot on the raid roster in my guild and get a decent amout of shine time even though my class is not optimal for a lot of fights.
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