09/17/2013 10:28 AMI totally get your point. BUT why can't we be fun AND effective at the same time.. I used to play kiting style way back when DH were on par with other class and it was great to have fun and not be discouraged with the discrepancy in efficiency.
Posted by Normy
Because back then, there's no such thing as EFFICIENCY.
Fcking term just went out when Alk started out with his EXP and ITEM runs. Then the whole world suddenly wants to FARM the FASTEST with the LEAST problems.
Hota Barb, WW Barb, SnS/CM Wiz, WoL Monk, CoB WD, and the ever famous(and only one that could somehow compete) SP-Bombardment.
Those specs are what gives the "EFFICIENT" part.
The game degenerated from being a GAME to a "chore". Yes it's a gear-grind game but.. people got too obsessed with efficiency.
I just don't understand why people want to tank with a charachter that wield a bow as a weapon.
When you choose an hero in this game you know that you have 5 archetype avaible .
If you imagine your hero going in the middle of the hordes fighting in close combat why choosing a demon hunter to do that? considering everyone do it while using a bow :)
In only we could have some specials daggers or melee weapon for us with cool and useful stuff i'll understand ;)
So Legolas in LotR violates your rule then, and Gandalf too, they use their staves and bows in melee while they could just do it easier in Range? ;)
"Imagine", that's also a word you might be lacking if you can't see a DH wielding a Sword and Board or an HXbow + Shield.
They work, but, if we'll, once again, talk about efficiency and toss the FUN away, then yeah, it's not "FEASIBLE".
But to each his own, I can have fun killing mobs without me dying. Or devising ways to kill my enemies that is different to other people.http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter#UkQgRe!cXU!ZbaYYc
A build that utilized any weapon you want. May it be 1H XBow or Sword, Dagger, or whatever a DH can wear that is "melee" weapon class + a Shield.
The build works and is quite efficient in terms of tanking.
Skills/Runes can be changed but the idea is quite obvious anyways.