Conceptions of the Hunter Class
Let me first say, I like hunters. Well over 50% of the active members of my guild are hunters. Well over 50% of the good friends I have in WoW are hunters. My second highest character is a hunter.
Having thus disclaimered, let’s have at it.
“A minute to learn, a lifetime to master.”
I think the number one reason hunters have such a bad rep in groups is the fact that there is such a disconnect between solo play vs. group play. When you’re soloing a hunter, you’re the party. You heal, you tank, you dps. They get it in their heads that they don’t need anyone else. A hunter friend of mine never quits with the “my pet could totally tank as well as you.” Then they join a party and suddenly become a caster.
Someone made the point that, with so many hunters around, there’s a better chance you get the bad ones. I completely agree. Same goes for DK’s. I used to see the same thing a lot with rogues too.
Speaking of rogues, what’s with the feign death and the vanish? I guess it makes sense and I’d probably do it if I could, but it just rubs me wrong. Seems selfish somehow.
Hunters also have unholy amounts of things they have to remember before ever showing up for the instance:
- DPS pet
- Growl off (please)
- buff food
- pet food
- mana drink
That’s probably not even the complete list.
The longer I ponder, the less this post becomes about bad hunters (I refuse to use the popular term) and more about good hunters. I might even be making excuses for the poor guys.
I do appreciate a good hunter. I happen to know a few.
I apologize that this post is so disjointed but I really wanted to get some of my immediate reactions to Sy’s post down before I forgot them.
So in closing, I give you Nim’s advice on being not a bad hunter.
- Bring ammo.
- Bring a DPS pet, with growl turned off.
- If we wipe, run your lazy butt back with us. We could use aspect of the pack.
- Use misdirect, lots.
- Autoshot + tab targeting can get you in serious trouble.
- Focus fire.
- Learn to trap.
Edit: No more consumable ammo? Well there goes that excuse. Back to hating hunters I guess…
*waves goodbye to profits from Mammoth Cutters*