What Do They Have Against Spirit Beasts?

Usually I don’t get too confuzzled about what GC and Co. say but this… well… ummm…

As far as the Spirit Beasts are concerned, there are several reasons why they would make a bad “best” pet. There are not very many options to choose from and all of them require “farming”; a rare spawn that is more of a testament to blind luck than any kind of player skill. As we said before, there is no advantage to having a wider spectrum of pets to choose from if there is only one right choice.

We have talked about literally making all the pet families identical and letting the player just pick one based on looks. That certainly homogenizes the game quite a bit, which is why we haven’t done it, but it would ultimately allow pet choice to be cosmetic.

In the end, yes, we do want to get BM competitive with Survival and Marks. We even did some buffs in 3.3 to help them get there but the reason for my comments earlier is that we’d rather have two viable raiding specs than just one so Hunters as a whole are not in terrible shape. Eventually we do plan to get all 3 there. Just remember that when players obsess about 1% differences in dps you can understand why that task is pretty gigantic. There are probably more raiding BM hunters in 3.3 than in 3.2 and probably a lot more than there are Subtlety rogues (sorry for the example rogues, but you/we know it’s true). It’s far from a dead spec. (source)

So, let me get this straight. A pet that can take weeks or months trying to find, and then hoping that some jacktard doesn’t come along kill it for spite, while we’re taming it shouldn’t be one of the best DPS pets there is? Right. Isn’t that like saying Shadowmourne should be just as good as any other 2 handed axe in ICC? Or how about Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings? That should be just as good as any other healing mace right? I mean so what if they are supposed to be extremely hard to get and could be considered badges of the items owner’s dedication to getting the job done.

I mean according to what Blue is saying, it shouldn’t matter just how hard it is to get that pet or piece of gear. Come on they practically came out and said that BM is great for leveling only, and if you want to raid go MM or SV hur hur hur.They have basically turned the hardest to get pet family in to nothing more than a glorified vanity pet. If you even want to be able to get a spirit beast, you need to go 51 points in to BM. The way that I see it is, if Blue wants to make a pet that requires time and effort to find and tame a vanity item, then why not make Shadowmourne and Val’anyr vanity items.

So GC and Co. here’s my Christmas wish. On behalf of all BM hunters who took the time and effort to hunt down Loq, Skol or Acturus, please do something to have made it worth it. We BM hunters have always been the butt of jokes and ridicule, kicked from groups and raids because our spec and pet aren’t the spec or pet de jour. Please don’t get me wrong, I enjoy running with Devilicious. However, I love using Sushi, the attacks and animation on her is one of the best in the game. So until next time, don’t forget to reload, so you don’t run out of ammo.


One Response to “What Do They Have Against Spirit Beasts?”

  1. Charline Hammitt Says:

    Hey. I couldn’t get through to this page the other day. Anyone else had the problem?

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