Hunters now have 50 pet stable slots, up from 20.
Cooldown on crowd control abilities for several Hunter pet families have changed.
Basilisk pet family’s Petrifying Gaze cooldown is now 2 minutes (up from 1 minute).
Bat pet family’s Sonic Blast cooldown is now 2 minutes (up from 1 minute).
Crane pet family’s Lullaby cooldown is now 2 minutes (up from 1 minute).
Porcupine pet family’s Paralyzing Quill cooldown is now 2 minutes (up from 1 minute).
Shale Spider pet family’s Web Wrap cooldown is now 90 seconds (up from 45 seconds).
Worm pet family’s Burrow Attack has had its cooldown reduced to 14 seconds (down from 20 seconds).
Aspect of the Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 25%, up from 15%.
Revive Pet now has a cast time of 4 seconds, down from 6 seconds.
Scatter Shot now shares diminishing returns with Freezing Trap and Wyvern Sting.
Aspect of the Iron Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 25%, up from 15%.
Binding Shot is no longer a talent and learned by Marksmanship Hunters at level 30.
Blink Strike has been renamed Blink Strikes and turned into a passive ability. The pet's Basic Attacks deal 50% increased damage, can now be used from 30 yards away, and will instantly cause the pet to teleport behind their target.
Intimidation is now a level-30 talent available to all Hunter specializations and no longer learned by Beast Mastery Hunters at level 20.
Beast Cleave now deals 75% of the original damage, up from 50%.
Exotic Beasts no longer reduces the cooldown of pet special abilities by 30%.
Bombardment now increases the damage of Multi-Shot by 60%, up from 30%.
PvP 2-piece set bonus has been redesigned. Using Arcane Shot now causes the Hunter's PvP Power to increase by 800 for 6 seconds.
Hello all, i am a fellow hunter and i usually do not complain about my class unless my Spec is really being screwed over. BM for example does not reduce the CD for pet special abilities. What makes exotic beasts different than regular pets? Different benefits are what i like. That's kind of like giving every other hunter spec exotic pets. Intimidation is also being taken away from us BM hunters. Once again, that has been part of my rotation for a while now and it is being taken away. I use Spirit Mend from my Spirit beast because i often get mobs on me. My CD for that is being increased by 30% if the patch notes go live.
I did come here to kind of complain but also vent my feelings. I feel like we keeping getting stuff taken away from us. How can i enjoy a game when changes affect my game play drastically? It is easy to adapt but these changes are going to make BM feel a like to the other specs. One day, every spec will have exotic beast because they will be OP or something like that.
How do you feel about the patch notes? i can accept the changes but i just felt like everyone should know if they don't read the WoW front page.
---------- Post added 2013-05-14 at 05:11 PM ----------
Just read a couple other threads and realized i made a mistake about the CD's for PvE. Also is the "Exotic Beasts no longer reduces the cooldown of pet special abilities by 30%." still in effect?