Okay, so I've played WoW for years, but no, I'm not an alpha bragging guy. I've played since mid BC and started because I heard about LK coming so I joined up. Anyway, I've played every class in the game, not to end game or anything, but just mucked about with each and every class to see what's what and get a basic feel for them all. I've taken every class to about 40 or so at least twice... except the hunter.
I think the highest level I've taken a hunter is 22 or 24, maybe. The trouble is they're just boring as fuck to me. This isn't me bagging on the class, or bagging on players who like hunters, to each their own. This isn't another "hunters are OP" whine thread, or whatever. Just me putting this out there and seeing if anyone else thinks basically the same as me.
Here's the premise: Hunters are boring (to me) because they don't do anything. Every other class in the game follows the "years of training to do X with some cool animation to show it" pattern. Monks and their martial arts animations, druids and their nature magic and forms and the animations that go along with it. Mages and their pyroblasts and frost bolts and the animations for those and all their other spells... but hunters don't really do that. Hunters are just people with a bow or gun and a well trained pet. Sure, they have years of training and all that, but the animations are lackluster at best.
I suppose my boredom with hunters stems from two main things. 1) Lack of interesting animation, and 2) The hunter itself isn't the cooler part of the team. For the first, I'm sure there are sweet animations at higher levels, I've seen them playing other classes in groups and raids with hunters. The glaive toss comes to mind as the biggest and most recognizable, but that's almost it really. A few traps here and there. But it's just some minor variation on the "shoot" animation over and over and over again. Fuck that's dull. For the second, with other pet classes the character itself is clearly the cooler of the two in the group. Warlocks do all kinds of interesting things with all kinds of interesting animations, the demon is a helper more often than not, or a tank to keep mobs off the caster. Same with frost mages and their elemental, which is a small dps boost and a snare spell, basically. Yeah, hunter pets do that too (tank or help out in small ways), but the hunter itself is dull as fuck because it doesn't really do anything cool. And it doesn't look cool doing the nothing that it does.
In the end it's all bits and bytes on a screen, I get that. It's all personal preference, I get that too. But this is a video game. Unless something looks cool, it isn't. Every other class in the game I can see an animation for some random spell and say, "Wow, that's cool looking," but never for anything the hunter does. Any class and their animations get dull after grinding out 90 levels of kill and gather quests, but damn, hunters are dull as shit to watch by level 20, if that.
Am I the only one who thinks that?