Too OP for this post.

According to the wonky new Armory, my hunter is sporting the “BM 19/26/47” build as her primary spec. It’s early in the morning, sure, but even I knew something was wrong with those numbers. /does some quick calculations Yes, I am apparently level 101. Woo-ha! Okay, Blizz, I guess I can forgive you all that nerf business if this is the way you see fit to recompense me. …of course, I wouldn’t refuse if you threw in a free spirit beast too, eh? 😉

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Pass the cheese, please.

There are days when you have brilliant flashes of metaphorical genius. Then there are other days, when the best simile you can come up with involves… a potato. —————— *flashback to a couple nights ago* Earnest Guild Hunter: I like my tree a lot! That’s why I put all my talents there. Tired and Slightly Drugged Me: And I respect your unwavering loyalty and principles. But… think of it this way… EGH: …? Me: Talent trees are like… a… EGH: …? Me: A potato. Yes, a baked potato. EGH: *probably wondering just what drugs I was on* Me: Well, a …

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How To: Make a Marksman Hunter

As with all these “beginning a such and such” articles, I suggest going with the template, then tweaking things to fit your own preferences and personality after giving it a test run to familiarize yourself with the build’s options. Be aware of how each talent affects your overall performance, instead of taking something just because “it sounds good” — a bit of research and/or number crunching can mean a difference of hundreds of DPS! Of the three trees, marksman is definitely getting the least specialization these days. This holds especially true in PvE and raiding, where MM is seen as …

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A Note About Ammo.

Yes, I do know that consumable ammunition will still be in the new patch. Have known since the news broke a couple weeks ago. That post down there is from February, when nobody knew and the whole news item was fresh off the racks. That being said, I’m still happy with what we are apparently getting. Bigger stacks of ammo and no quiver bonuses still means we get an extra bag of space. Sure, we’ll need to use a few slots for ammo — no worries, my other toons are carrying around more than their fair share of reagents taking …

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How To: Make a Shiny New Survival Hunter

So back during the Great BM Nerf of 3.0.8, there were only three raiding hunters in the guild and two of us went Survival. After BM was unnerfed in the following patch, we stayed that way because it added some nice variety to the raid pool (we now have 2 BM, 2 MM and 2 SV, if my last count was accurate) so everybody could get a solid set of buffs. Well, that and at least I was too cheap to fork out another 50g for respeccing (and another few hundred on matching gems, enchants, and glyphs) when I knew …

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Handy Hunter Macros

There are some people who say that macros are cheating or a sign of a lazy player. I’d challenge these people to go through life without ever touching another microwave oven, dishwasher, calculator, or ball-point pen. Macros are not strictly necessary, and plenty of people never touch them with no ill effect. They are tools, however, and can make life easier if you wish to use them. The same can be said of addons, and we all know what a big fan I am of those 🙂 When I was on a slower-running computer that lagged with too much screen …

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How To: Scrolling Combat Text Warnings for Lock and Load

I’m not gonna bother making a guide, because plenty of people have made very fine ones for us already. If you are using Scrolling Combat Text, please check out Lienna’s guide. If you are using Mik’s Scrolling Battle Text, please check out the Warcraft Hunters Union guide. If you haven’t decided which one you’re going to use yet, I’d suggest trying the second one (Mik’s) because it’s been updated most recently and is just one big addon, as opposed to several smaller ones linked together. At least, that’s the reason I use that one. Lots of people like SCT, though, …

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My Hunter Flipbook

My hunter is my main and the toon I most enjoy playing. Heck, she’s the one this blog’s title mostly refers to. However, as I scrolled through my older entries, I realized that I didn’t really post a lot of pictures from when she was leveling and upgrading, like I have been with my other toons. Tons of piccies of alts, but strangely few of the one that I see the most of. Not having early pics is understandable, since I didn’t even think to screencap methodically until halfway through my second toon. But I’ve had a stack of caps …

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