Well, after a good 5 months or so, I’ve finally respeced my Hunter. I’ve dropped the cookie cutter 41/20/0 spec for a weird 0/42/19 spec for arena. This isn’t something I just did spontaneously as that’s not me at all. My arena partner (a rogue) and I decided after losing a few games today that BM really wasn’t working for us and a trap/scatter/silence build would be of more benefit to us. After respeccing to my new build we did considerably better.
The inspiration for my build and also what gave my rogue partner the idea to suggest it to me came after he watched a video of a successful rogue/hunter team. The hunter in question is called Jacktrapper and is definately a very skilled hunter. I should have seen that a scatter/trap (followed by a Blind if trinketed out) build would be of more use to us than the Big Red Pet spec. We managed to do well with the 41/20/0 the weeks before this but we were at a 1430 or so rating when we started as a Paladin and I took the 1500 down somewhat. We managed to get the team up to 1500 or so but couldn’t stay above this very well with what we were doing. But with this change, we managed to win almost every game after the respec and are now sitting comfortably just over 1500 (1507) ready to hit that up to 1550+ next week. Unfortunately he is going away to Italy this weekend which means no arena points next week, but this should give me some time to grind the honour to replace my T5 leggings for the S2 leggings for Arena. With 33 resilience on the leggings, this will definately help.
What I love most about being Marksmanship again is that the dmg from this spec is simply awesome. I know it doesn’t outdo the insane 1100+ dps from 41/20/0, but when in Arena do I ever get the chance to sit and do a perfect rotation with my pet grinding away at them to even hit 1100? Arena isn’t about pure dps but is about knowing what abilities to play against what and when. The more you play, the more finally tuned you and your partner become with what each other are doing meaning that you can play your abilities in perfect sync. The more we play (even at 1500 or in skirmishes) the better we get, which what makes WoW worth playing and I have something to look forward to every week.
On another note, I have finally started playing City Of Heroes. This time round however, it is more awesome than I remember. Doing missions all day with my older brother didn’t get boring until we got tired and I really want to go back to it for some more. I would be playing it more but since my older brother doesn’t want me to get ahead of him level wise, I’m holding back my CoH urges until he’s ready for another day of missions. What’s also good is that we have set up a Supergroup between us and have our own little base. It’s not much now, but with a bit of playing, it will become awesome.
I also want to apologise for a lack of pictures in my recent posts. I said a while back that I had to wipe my PC, well, this also included Paint Shop Pro which means I’m almost completely image-editingless besides Paint, and Paint is wank. I promise to post some pictures with my posts again soon but since it’s 1am, I’m not in the mood to start pissing about with some pictures now.
Meh, I might just edit this post when I wake up to include some sort of picture, I dunno.