Some hunters I see using stampede have all spirit beasts and it gives the hunter heaps of heals. Is this the way to go for pvp? Or it doesn't matter just personal preference?
Regardless of PKMs other posts, he asked a valid question about Stampede and got a valid answer. There is no need to derail the thread by "defending" your favourite class when no one is even attacking it.
Depends on the Situation
In Arenas Hunters usually go with different Pets for Buffs, Webs, Stuns etc.
In rated Battlegrounds I Highly Advice one or two Spirit Beasts and a Rhino. Most of the Time you will sit somewere in Camo, defending a flag. Survivability is the key to keep the enemy from tapping until your reinforcements are coming.
In random Battlegrounds a Spirit Beast. Often your Party doesnt have a Healer or the Healer is so undergeared / zerged that waiting for a Heal isnt a good idea.
I'm still baffled that stampede is useable in Arena. My opinion about getting heals from a spirit beast while in stampede is pretty sweet ability. Is it a disadvantage to other people in arena? I'm not sure I see it as over powered because I see other classes healing themselves like crazy too.