That’s the way I roll.

I’ve been trying to explain to my guildies for ages now that my hunter was smacked with the Bad Roll Bat of Doom the minute she came into existence. The only way she usually gets upgrades is through crafting, reputation items, hoarding badges like a hamster, or the occasional pity loot when nobody else in the raid needs it. This is especially bizarre given how many lifetime boss kills she’s had. No, seriously, it’s gotten to the point where I’ve given up being bitter about it, it’s just sad, inevitable fate. Somebody up there really really likes making my hunter’s …

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This just in.

*FLAIL* *FLAIL* No more consumable ammo in 3.1! No more lugging around a metric ton of expensive arrows! No more paying for the privilege of each and every attack! OMG. NO MORE QUIVER. What am I doing to do with all that space in my bags?! My jaw dropped when I read that and I had to rush here and go spaztastic for a minute. *flails some more* Okay, I’ll go back and finish reading the rest of the notes now. *bounces*

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The Patch 3.08 thing.

So after raiding a couple of times post-nerf, then browsing through the charts posted at various forums, it’s pretty clear that the current spec for highest hunter DPS is Survival. As I have stated previously, I am a BM hunter for my own sanity and because it is what I enjoy the most. The idea of seeing my pet shrink in significance from trusty-companion-and-teammate to mere accessory status causes no small amount of mental anguish. For this reason alone, I would probably just stay BM and go along my merry way. Except for a couple things. Last night, I had …

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Hunter Philosophy: An Introduction -or- Why ask why?

So the boy and I were having a discussion over lunch today about different hunter builds and how they affect DPS distribution in the hunter/pet dichotomy. The issue was an age-old question — do you want to be doing a total of 2500 DPS with yourself pulling 1500 and your pet 1000, or do you want to be doing 2000 all by yourself and 500 on your pet, in case there is a raid situation where pets are not usable? Both are highly viable ways of playing and both have their rabid proponents. So my answer to which is better? …

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Hunter Stats 101 -or- What Not To Look For In Gear.

Let’s start from the very beginning, a very good place to start. You’re level 80! Time to start tearing up end-game content and getting decked out in epix, right? Sorta. When raid leaders (or more cautious PUG-ers) start looking for their DPS and inevitably pull up your armory page, you want them to not cringe. Don’t let your armory profile be something that people take a screencap of to giggle over with friends. This doesn’t necessarily have to do with how many purples you’ve got equipped, or even how big your numbers are. It’s just a simple matter of stat …

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Now THAT’S what I call a 51-point talent!

So I was doing my dailies when I got this whisper saying “OMG is it supposed to be that huge?” Which, y’know, reflecting back… could’ve been taken in a very gross way. But since I am a Beast Master, I knew she was referring to my beloved pet dinosaur, Wilhelm. Who is a bit pudgy around the tail, I admit, but huge? He’s only a head taller than my night elf, at the most. For visual purposes, here is what I see on my screen when I’ve got him out. So Helaa, bless her for being so patient with me …

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