Today over at WoW Insider, I have a big breakdown of hunter balance, including what we’re seeing right now from World of Logs, what Blizzard has said, and some of the other factors that go into it.
Last week, Ghostcrawler, WoW’s lead systems designer, stepped in with a post to let the players know what Blizzard was looking at in terms of class balance. Hunters had the privilege of being the only class that had all three specs being mentioned in the post. He acknowledged that BM and MM DPS was too low and were in need of buffs. He also pointed out that SV single-target damage looked too high (along with DKs) and that AoE damage might be too high, as well.
Responses from the hunter community have been pretty divided. A lot of hunters are saying no, SV is not too strong, while a lot of others agree that they are a bit too high. Still others argue that hey, someone has to be on top — why not us? And then there’s the crowd that says it’s too soon to tell. But everyone agrees that BM and MM need the buffing.
Today, we’re going to take a look a hunter balance. We’ll delve into raid parse data to see if we can find out just what Blizzard is seeing, we’ll talk about hunter spec balance, and finally, we’ll talk a bit about how current bugs in the game are affecting our DPS. Join me after the cut for an in-depth rundown of hunter class balance at the beginning of Cataclysm… Read More.