Posts Tagged ‘hunter’

Pandas, Dailies, and Pet Battles Oh My!

November 7, 2012 - 3:10 am No Comments

pandas, dailies, and pet battles

You didn’t think I’d miss the launch of the latest, greatest WoW expansion did’ya? Sure, I’ve been off playing games like The Secret World, Vanguard, and Guild Wars 2, but Warcraft is the olde standby, the warm bed we always return to when we seek comfort and familiarity. With the launch of the new expansion, Mists of Pandaria, I’ve jumped back in full steam.

The result is a very mixed feeling about the game and the future of its status in my stable of MMOGs. Pandas (bleh), dailies (bleh), and pet battles (yay) aside, the expansion offers an absolute ton of content, all mostly gated behind some sort of grind, alongside massive changes to character talents, advancement, and achievements. As with any changes as deep as an expansion brings, there are the good and the bad. Read through the cut for my favorite and least favorite new features.

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Taming Rare Pets… Again!

January 27, 2011 - 12:14 pm 1 Comment

So since my last post about rare pets, I’ve been checking on spawns, camping them for an hour here or there. Sitting in one spot for too long brings flash backs of my younger days… back in Everquest camping Stormfeather for the quest item that rewarded me with the epic Eyepatch of Plunder. That camp was 96 hours straight, logged in the entire time, napping off and on with my speakers up so loud it would wake a bear on Christmas – oh, and I was four or five boxing at any given time as well. My guild renamed the zone after that… from Iceclad Ocean to “Aalwein’s Frozen Buttprint.”

Needless to say, I’m too old and too damned busy now to actually sit on a spawn point for too long. I had basically relegated myself to a collection of tamed boss pets and a few random semi-rares here and there. But one day, on my regular patrol for spirit beasts, I finally came across a winner. Read through the break to find out about my “Great Taming Day.”

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Advanced Hunter Macros

December 27, 2010 - 7:44 pm No Comments

What does this one do?

Yesterday’s post got me to thinking – I’ve got well over 30 macros just for my hunter. I should probably share the good ones. After the jump I detail all my most used macros and the exact commands to replicate them.

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How not to pull like a dope

December 26, 2010 - 12:01 am 2 Comments

With the launch of 4.0.1, a new combat system was implemented that allowed us to queue up our next shot. This was both good and bad. On the good side, we are not as much at the mercy of our ping to use a good rotation. Our next shot will now fire off on the server at nearly the speed the client expects it to. This is great for those hunters on bad connections.

The bad side is that we now have to be very careful when the mob is about to die. While we have the option to have auto attack turn off when our target changes, nothing stops it from auto targeting the next closest mob in range when we press the next command. Click the jump to read about a macro solution to avoid breaking your own cc’ed mob.

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Taming Rare Pets

December 22, 2010 - 10:37 pm 1 Comment

When the rending of Azeroth occurred, the first thing I did was run to Felwood and tame myself the green cat, Winna’s Kitten. I hadn’t seen any hunter roaming around any of the popular digs for several weeks following but it didn’t take long for it to start becoming more common. My own guildies had to run out and copy-cat me (no pun intended)! Curses! So I decided to go tame the Oil-Covered wolf out in Borean Tundra. I still haven’t seen another hunter with my ExxonValdez model (btw, I still have buyer’s remorse – I wish I would have named it Shadow).

At this point, the taming bug has bitten me.

Taming rare pets is no new thing. The spirit beasts alone are a highly sought after and extremely draining tasks. Cataclysm has brought more spirit beasts and several new rare pets to tame. Two particularly interesting models are those of Samba and Terrorpene.

Samba (Ferocity, cat)

Terrorpene (Tenacity, turtle)

I grabbed Samba with very little resistance (I stole it right from out of the nose of a competing Horde hunter – huzzah!) and no camp time required. He was strolling along north of Thundermar right where Wowhead expected him to be. Terrorpene is a different evil.

I’ve already spent several hours sitting at Sulfuron Spire waiting for this turtle to spawn. So have about half a dozen other hunters. This one is going to be rough. I have to say the thought of having an incredible looking pet such as Terrorpene, especially one I can use without being in BM spec, is awesome – but I’m just not sure if I’m going to be able to sit on this one for long.