yes!! this is great!
I never expected anything more than a 5-10% buff in damage. 5% AP is maybe about 5% more damage. Taking that greatfully!
together with the full mobility (I did often make mistakes when switching arround with aspects) this is defently a nice damage increase.
Good hunters performing well might do ok against people with stronger classes not playing as well but facts are facts. Hunters are on average bottom of the dps charts pre 5.1... lets see how much difference these minor changes make. You can talk about "good" and "bad" but the link above compares all the best parses for each class averaged out.
I do fine in my guild... I generally get beaten by our mage on every fight but can beat most of the other classes on the bosses that are mostly single target... Maybe i'm just playing better to achieve that result though. Statistics such as those shown above give you a much stronger picture of how things really are.
Nice upgrade. Good for us
5% hmm its a start...
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That's a hefty buff to a class that is very competitive in single target. Its nice to see yet more progressive changes coming in. In the past we were used to having our coefficients faffed about with, stats slaughtered or talents altered. Now we have something that scales, a buff that should last.
I welcome the change, although I would have preferred it if they remove the CD on BA and mix things up with Serpent Sting.
5% is welcome. Realy, it is. It scales well so its even better.
I see this as a emergency fix tough. In fact this 5% increase in RAP will atualy increase the gap between the 3 specs because diferent specs are scalling diferently with RAP so a general increase in an ability/passive that affects all 3 specs will just give more bonus to the spec that is already scalling better.
What realy needs to be done is cirurgical buffs/adjustments in specific "key abilities" in all 3 specs. Example: BM needs better AOE, SV better sustained (perhaps Black arrow dps?), MM needs harder hitting abilities (buff to steady shot?), and so on, and so on.
Making a change like RAP in a passive is realy easy, making the cirurgical adjustments to specific abilities is the hard part.
This is the winter of our discontent!
But seriously... Any ideas on how the Ranged attack speed -> Haste changes are working out? I am at work and patch dropped 3-4 hours ago in Europe...
I would imagine making attacks based on haste rather then attacks speed will make them EVEN better for Beastmastery since pets didn't benefit much from Focus fire/Berserking/Rapid fire. With the changes pets will scale even better with the hunters... I seriously don't see any buffs to SV or MM for that matter.
These changes to 2-3 abilities will just make our Burst bigger, but don't help our AoE/Cleave/Sustain... which is lame.
You are confusing ranged haste with haste here. Again, it is just a tooltip change and will not behave any differently.
Last edited by Tehstool; 2012-11-28 at 12:29 PM.