Ugh, damn Blizzard forums screwed up and reposted something I posted in an entirely different thread when I went to edit my post here.
Anyway, since a Blizzard employee actually had the testicular fortitude to make a post and create a dialogue with hunters, especially with what you guys have been putting us through since the beta for Cataclysm came out.
What is your goal for hunters? What roll are we supposed to fill?
Our damage can be healed through easily, or shrugged off entirely, especially with things like the buff to death strike, recuperate, and all the myriad of health regenerating abilities warriors have. We have no burst, our ability to stay mobile got nerfed for god knows why (I'm guessing ghostcrawler got his ass handed to him by an exceptional hunter and decided to make it so he can spell steal master's call).
You guys address PRIEST numbers in arena, when they're at 7% representation, and hunters are at ONE POINT SIX PERCENT. You outright ignore us constantly, are we even playing the same game? Do any of the developers even main a hunter? I mean, you guys will nerf us before you even address any of the bugs that have been lingering around for ages.
I am so close, YET AGAIN, to canceling my subscription because my favorite class keeps getting the short end of the stick.
Then I have to deal with the taunts from the other classes, rogues and mages making posts on the hunter forums, whining about low level BGs, getting shat on in BGs and arenas alike, always getting focused down because everyone knows hunters are free HKs.
It's obvious not one dev team member mains a hunter no ifs ands or buts...
While were at it how can you justify the lackluster performance of Blackarrow as a 31 point talent? lackluster is beig generous...
Not just that, why does COUNTERATTACK still even exist in its current form? What in the hell happened to our dodge? For an agility-based class, 5% dodge is not acceptable. Why does wyvern sting still only do 6k damage after it breaks, why is widow venom an absolute waste of focus, why isn't its effect baked into another ability like say...EVERY OTHER CLASS THAT HAS ONE? Why are hunters the ONLY DPS class that has no baseline self heal? What hunters have is negligible in comparison to rogues, warriors, deathknights, and even mages(glyph, but what pvp mage doesn't have that?). Why are our glyphs garbage overall compared to the other classes? Why are there so many synergy problems and discrepancies within our talent trees? Why was flare nerfed, meaning, it only reveals things now when the animation touches the ground. And don't go the "Realism" route with me, realistically, flares reveal from the sky, not the ground.
I could go on and on, but its been said to death by other people who are more eloquent than I, right now I am just mad as hell at Blizzard's total disregard for my favorite class. I have even tried changing mains since the Hunter class is hopeless, and this blue post doesn't help that hopelessness at all. Unfortunately for me, every other class bores me to tears, so I can't just hop on a flavor of the month class that isn't currently getting the crap shafted out of it.