09/19/2011 07:34 PM
Posted by Bynir
Honestly, the rest of the classes still have the better deal because your changes will be noticeable.
Hi, I'm a druid. Nice to meet you.
/shifts out of bear form to see my better deal and dies.
Two out of your three specs shows your weapon 99% of the time. Heck, you even now have a weapon that /completely changes your cat form/. Bears also swap into caster form frequently if there are pauses between pulls, making their weapon visible. Again, no one is looking at your weapon in combat...except possibly that rather flashy flame cat look.
Remind me how we have the "better deal"?
You can still change your not-ranged weapon.
You have flexibility changing your ranged weapon -- the one you actually use to do damage, the one that's out in your armory profile, et cetera -- and the same restrictions in changing your not-ranged weapon.
We don't have flexibility in changing our main weapon -- our equivalent of your ranged weapon -- and you literally never see our ranged weapon, so whatever flexibility exists there is irrelevant.
Yes, I'm sure everyone who sees me is going to alt-tab out of the game or pull out their iPhone just to look me up on the armory so they can see what I did with my /actual/ weapon. That makes lots of sense. As opposed to you, strutting around in a main city able to show off your entire mogged gear set at once. As noted, no one is going to see my ranged weapon in combat, because there are more important things to worry about. Heck, when it comes down to it, we're having some of the same problems as some other classes with our visible weapon because Blizzard has changed back and forth on what they want us using. Don't get me wrong, many of the staves and polearms are really cool, but much like rogues used to use other things than daggers as off-hands, we used to use swords, axes (a relic of which you can still see in H Deadmines), even dual-wielded various one-handers. Now, despite being able to use anything but the two types of maces, we are shoehorned into two weapon types.
The only advantage hunters are getting is having the option to get rid of that awful gun sound, which actually benefits the rest of you too.