Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Upcoming Hunter Changes

From Koraa:

"I have some good news, and some bad news. First, the bad news. Unfortunately we won't be able to do the Aspect of the Viper change I discussed yesterday (passive instead of requiring you to attack the target) at this time because of technical limitations and its potential to shake up our current balance goals. However, we will evaluate it as an option for a future patch.

Now, the good news.

- Aimed Shot - This shot will now be instant cast, its damage/effect/cooldown will remain unchanged.
- Scatter shot - This will now be an 11-point Survival talent.
- Readiness - This will now be the 21-point Marksmanship talent.
- Trap Mastery - This will now be the 41-point Survival talent. Granted, not very sexy for a 41-pointer but we'll do some changes there in a future patch (after WOLK ships).
- Surefooted is swapping places with T.N.T. (so Surefooted is now in tier 2)"

Okay, so they are looking at AotV more. Good, I like that. Given, they are playing to the outcries of PvP hunters, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for now.

Instant cast Aimed Shot? Huh? Where did that come from? Very very interesting... I might actually respec into it now.

Scatter? A SV talent? WTF... OHHHHH.. I see what you are doin' thar, Blizzard! You are trying to make SV the new PvP tree! What with all the Trap Mastery business as well, I can't say I'm not surprised.

And Surefooted on the second tier of SV... it's only 1% hit now, but interesting indeed...


Cause, right now, it's just too silly to be real.


Bandet said...

Wat, SV is "new" PvP spec?

Sv has always been PvP! Away with your blasphemous slander!

Neggles said...

As opposed to MM being "only" a PvP spec.

You have to admit, these changes emphasizing traps and moving Scatter really does give it even more of a PvP feel :S

Bandet said...

The workings of Survivalism have converted all the Marksmen to carebears, and now we will SLAY THEM!!


Er.. wel yeah

Rilgon Arcsinh said...

I was always a carebear, Bandet.