Archive for the ‘Hunter’ Category

3.2 Brings a New Spirit Beast!

skoll

Along with the wealth of changes coming in patch 3.2, one of them stood out for me, since my main is a hunter and spirit beasts are near and dear to my heart. I first learned about Skoll, the new wolf spirit beast, from Mania’s Arcania, who posted a fantastic video of someone who actually tamed him and is running around on the PTR with him.

He’s a gorgeous blue worg, with lightning crackling around his body, and he gets all of the skills that other spirit beasts get, including spirit strike and prowl. I’m hoping that when he goes live he’ll still be a Wolf, meaning he’ll get ferocious howl and other wolf-specific traits (not to mention their DPS) in addition to spirit strike – that might be enough to make me switch back to beast mastery now and again.

Farewell BRK! Big Red Kitty Says Goodbye

BRK Logo

If you play a hunter and you never took the time or opportunity to read the venerable Big Red Kitty, especially if you were a Beast Master at any point, you have no idea what you missed. BRK was not just a number cruncher, but perhaps had some of the most entertaining but educational personality I’ve ever seen in a blogger of any stripe, not just among World of Warcraft bloggers.

BRK’s all but given up World of Warcraft and blogging in order to spend more time with his family, who he loves very much. Now I love WoW, and I love BRK and will miss him and his advice incredibly, but I think it’s pretty easy to say that he’s made the right decision – when a game becomes more than a game and becomes such a huge part of your life that it’s distracting you from other, more important parts of your life like your family, it’s time to put it down, at least for a while.

BRK mentions that he may be back at some point, but for the time being he’s devoting his time to his family, and we can all find him at his personal blog, where he’s sharing some pretty awesome steak tips!

All of BRK’s fans got together and submitted images and video for a fantastic farewell video compiled by his co-blogger Temerity Jane, that you can see here, or here:

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/4034913[/vimeo]

Take care, BRK – you taught me everything I know about being a hunter, and then some.

It’s Fun to be a Hunter

This video over at Machinima holds a special place in my heart, but I suppose that’s just because my main is a hunter, and my highest level alt is a hunter I transferred around from server to server.

Check out the video here!

Don’t get me wrong, I love playing other classes – I have a pally, a mage, even a death knight, but my first and true love? The hunter. And don’t call me a huntard – I can top the DPS charts in your raid; that should earn me a little respect, right guys?

The last class’s Burning Crusade talents and spells have been announced: Hunters

The upcoming Hunter talents and spells have been announced. My other 60 is a Hunter (that sounds like a good bumper sticker), so I thought I might be qualified to make a few comments. First up; Snake Trap! 15 seconds of snakes attacking stuff. Oh, and apparently there’s going to be a few changes to the way Hunters work, specifically; you can lay traps during combat. So, basically, whenever you’re bored you can throw a bunch of snakes on the thing you’re fighting. There’s a sweet mana regent aspect that I expect most hunters will have on during raids. Oh, and there’s a misdirection spell that directs the aggro from your next three shots to a target raid member. An aimed-shot crit, a distracting shot and a multishot should mean that the tank won’t have to worry about keeping aggro for a while. Go check it out.

Unusual Hunter Pets

For the hunters among us, I have a question about hunter pets. What are the most interesting pets that you’ve ever had – and why?

My favourite so far has been a black armoured boar from Razorfen Kraul. They are fairly rare at high levels on Aggramar, but when I transferred that character to Moonglade, I was quite dismayed to find out that everyone and his damned brother had one. Hmmph. Anyway, he is pure tank, has a unique skin, eats almost everything, and although he doesn’t do a huge amount of damage on his own, he can hold almost anything so that I can attack from range. His name is Ennui. (Boar-dom? Well, it amuses me.)

There is one very unique pet that you may not have realised that you can now tame…the Ghost Saber.
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A Prayer for a Pig


O hear me, Lord Warcraft-Equivilent-God-Figure-Whose- Name-I-Don’t-Know-Because-I’m-Too-Lazy-To-Learn- Any-Of-That-Lore-Stuff!

Please take care of my beloved boar, Orson. He knows not what he does. Most of the time.
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