No way those hunter nerfs go live. The Lock and Load nerf is COMPLETELY uncalled for (Survival is dead middle of the dps pack for general dps specs) and will make Survival completely unplayable. Likewise, the Mend Pet nerf will mean farewell to Hunter soloing and pet sustainability in raids. But given how many of the data mined things have looked off/inaccurate today, I'm not gonna raise the alarm...yet.
oh hey look once again BIS 2 handed weapon is an axe. what faction gets the most use out of an axe you say? its the horde!!!! some things never change
Swords against popular belief are the worst weapons against opponents with armor, warhammers and axes were more feared on all battlefields. Yeah WoW is a fantasy game so anything can go, but I am not surprised a proper weapon was picked.
Why in the hell would they change the mending glyph? The only reason you use it is for soloing. Is it for the proving grounds? Who freaking cares? They should have different time standards for each class or spec if hybrid anyway. Its like they want to drive the nail even further into the coffin and split the wood so I wont play after this exp. Ill probably quit right after finishing the 5.4 raids and the only thing that will bring me back would be a successful overhaul of the class that plays well and has a no pet option.
Seriously I wish I could slam a keyboard over their hands whenever they go to touch any more hunter abilities. It would be better if they just left them alone even if we are subpar in PvE.
Not sure how much it will help Rushing Jade Wind, given its main problem is that it is on the same tier as Xuen and Chi Torpedo, not that it sucks. Simply not feasible in many cases to touch it, even for fun.
In other news, finally some shaman minor glyphs that look fun. Easily the alt of mine that has the worst set of minor glyphs, all categories. :P
id say the biggest problem is it does not fill a niche over the other 2.
chi torpedo is decent free healing, especialy in a group stack. for instance, its pretty good to use as a tank on magera if you want to help the healers during rampage.
xuen is a big dps cooldown, and it helps a ton when you need to burn something quickly like adds. It also does significant aoe damage. back on windlord, xuen was better over all for the fight than RJW even with the buff to crane kick, he did so much aoe damage to the adds, and he was still usefull in the 2nd half.
I can see though where they may be trying to go for "this is a relly good option for aoe", it looks like its ment to change your cranekick to not stop you from using other abilities. that means as a tank you could still use your defensive abilities, keep this up, and use kegsmash with out stoping this. Its got some possibility on fights where aoe is needed through out the fight, like say tortos.