This has happened while playing against EVERY hunter so far today. Not an exaggeration, EVERY hunter. I keep 2 minions on the board ALL game. Out play them until they are down to 3 cards in hand and ZERO board. I have a grip and board position. I am normally down to 15-19 hp because of misdirection/explosive trap/steady shot. Then here it comes. Turn 5-7 EVERY game. Buzzard into unleash. He gets to draw two cards for ONE (arcane intellect.) Here comes timberwolf, draws another card. 5 mana for draw 3 cards, 3x 2/1 and a 1/1. That is 5 mana with a payout of 7 power and 4 health and draw 3 cards.
I was about to write exactly this. I'm not a bad player (around 65% winrate rank7), but every hunter game i play is exactly the same.
Actually, UTH is fine, Starving Buzzard is not.
I don't care for a bunch of 1/1 hounds, but 3 or 4 cards every single time on turn 6 for 2 mana, it is just ****ed. It doesn't matter if i have only 2 minions and taunts ready... here comes timber and boar. AND setting up for lethal Leroy or whatever on turn 7. And hey, if you're not dead, you are anyway, cause you don't have AoE in your hand.
Every. Single. Time.
And stop saying you need the right stuff in your hunter hand, with a full double-cards deck it's so basic to set-up this, odds are so incredibly high on synergy.
I tried all kind of decks, watchers, control, aggro, rush, midrange, even damn secrets, conclusion : class doesn't matter with Hunter. Buzzard+UTH is that good.
Most fun part is, when Mages were pyroblasting on turn 8, or Priest MC on turn 8, or Warriors OTK on 9, Blizz moved on those. Why?
Well first two because, blue quoted, double pyro on turn 8-9 and Tyrion insta-stealing wasn't "FUN", and the last one because there was "no counter possible".
Now we have a hunter doing turn 6-7 kill with nothing on board and no counter possible, for something that's quite the opposite of fun... and, "balance is fine". Fine..? How's that?
Around rank 12-9, out of 10 matches, about 7 are hunters.
I'm DYING for a good control match, with BRAINS.