Pet wont hold agro
yes some of it was a recent change, as you used to be able to taunt some of the old world raid bosses with growl, but as patches have come, less and less raid bosses are growlable.
The reason for the change is that a coordinated group could use Growl and Distracting Shot to completely trivialize certain encounter mechanics. For example, I used Distracting Shot to taunt Baleroc right before his Hateful Strikes, negating that portion of the fight. This change also kills the Taunt > Kite > Feign technique that could buy healers and tanks up to 5 or 6 seconds of recovery time.
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