In the absence of tangible hunter news (it’s really been a long drought since Blizzcon!) we have some developer thoughts via Twitter:
Dear Santa: please give us tameable mantid tanks and pterodactyls in the near future. Wait, Christmas has already passed? Dang..
I was ALWAYS bummed that the OG Un’Goro dinos weren’t tamable. I do wish the Tome of Dinomancy opened up more. Hrmmm…
I’m fairly sure many hunters would love it if you looked into it! How about mantid tanks? Any chance for those? /nervousface
I’d say it’s unlikely for a few reasons, but who knows!
Addendum: Not that I’m unappreciative of your answer Just curious. Love silithids; would take mantid tanks over anything.
Hunter pets are an odd thing & a source of internal debate. I’ll admit to not understanding/agreeing w/ some allowed & unallowed.
I’m a hunter player for 5 years now.I know you ain’t heading for a revamp though i need to ask will MM/SV/BM feel different?
That is precisely our goal. We don’t think that requires a “revamp” or “overhaul”.
So disappointed that AoC affects Feign Death and Camo. We gain zero benefit from those in PvE
The fact that you’re “disappointed” about some abilities being affected by Readiness makes me think that they’re at the cost of other ones you want more, you think. That’s not the case. We put enough throughput abilities on it to tune it how we want, then put some additional things on, purely as a bonus. It affecting Feign Death and Camo is not costing anything.
Will Readiness affect hunter pet abilities at all (e.g. rabid), or is it just going to be the same abilities as current trinket?
Different abilities than trinket. Pet abilities are valid choices for us to apply it to, but not ready to list specifics yet.
Ever considered taking Arcane Shot off the GCD?
Unlikely. That’d make Hunters even more button spammy, and more importantly would cause PvP burst problems.
Now, while I remain excited for WoD, let’s hope we start to get some concrete class news that isn’t speculative. I really feel like we’ve been sitting on the same basic information since Blizzcon. That’s ok, but the blogger in me is getting frustrated, and it makes me think our wait for WoD may be slightly longer than originally anticipated (early speculation on a release date was July).