Monday, March 10, 2008

You Know Your Main Is a Hunter When...

You Know Your Main Is a Hunter When:

- You instinctively back up and try to get range when you're playing a caster class (or any other class, for that matter).

- You send your imp in to attack first when you play a warlock, and then wonder why he keeps dying or why he can't hold aggro.

- You constantly shoot things with your bow. On your rogue. (Ranged Rogues: As bad as Melee Hunters?)

- Anytime you see a cool looking creature you reach for the Beast Lore icon and then get all disappointed when it isn't there.

- Playing a cat druid or watching somebody else play a cat druid confuses the heck out of you. Because they are tracking humanoids with the track beasts icon.

- You keep reaching for the freezing trap/feign death/wing clip button or hotkey, and panicking when it isn't there or doesn't work.

- Not being able to track things makes you feel naked. (You will probably take up mining or herbalism as a profession, simply to semi-compensate).

- You miss having a pet so much that you go buy one of those little vanity pet cats from the Crazy Cat Lady in Elwynn, or a dragonhawk from Silvermoon, and you almost always have it out.

- You do horrible things to lowbie hunters who duel you. Like stand on their toes and not let them have range. Because you know what it's like, don't you?

- You feel pangs of jealousy when you see hunters run by with their pets.

- You buff hunters and their pets. Always. (Unless it's Arcane Intellect). And pets get Thorns if you're playing a druid. Pets, not the hunters. They need it the most; they're the ones getting attacked (hopefully).

- You inspect the gear/talent tree of any and all unsuspecting hunters that happen to be standing next to you.

- ...did I mention the instinctively backing up to get range thing? People tell you over and over you don't have to do it, and yet I bet you do it anyway.

- Oh gosh you mean all my minions and I level at the same time?? /squeal of happiness

- You tell the newbie hunter in Deadmines to put their pet on passive and turn growl off and not use Serpent Sting before trapping something and NO DON'T HIT IT WITH YOUR AXE! WHAT ARE YOU DOING? /sob Oooh sorry, went overboard there. /blush

Well I don't know about you guys, but I am guilty of every single one of those points, and probably countless more...

Alts are fun. But I think hunters will always be home.

(That said, I think I'm gonna try leveling a druid. No guarantees on how far I get before Hunteritis sets in again. But I promise I'll try my best!)


slayerboy said...

I am in a similar situation. I have a 70 hunter who is and always will be my main. Even my guild leader says I'll also be "Lone" to him since my hunter's name is Lonehunter.

Now that I am mainly focusing on my Prot Pally and am up to 41, I do miss not having a pet. I also have a 23 Mage and 20 Shammy. I'm close to almost calling my pally my main when he hits 70 because I actually love playing a Prot Pally (and yes, AoE grinding FTW.....half circle of dead mobs is awesome!).

I find myself trying to teach hunters how to play. I get annoyed when hunters come up and try to melee mobs I'm tanking. You have a BOW/GUN, USE IT! As much fun as I am having tanking these 5 scarlet champions, I'd really like to end this fight!

Yeah, I feel your pain.

--Lonehunter & Ripper, {Casualty}, Area 52

Anonymous said...

I can so relate with your post :)

While leveling a gnom-rogue to 20, so I could see how the Defias-set would look on her (sweet) I started to follow every hunter around just to have that special feeling of a pet around. And yes I bought a cat, and I got the chicken from Westfall ... xD.

I know what I will do next: Get a dwarf-hunter, level to 10, get a simple grey bear/black boar and relaaaaaaaax :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a Priest at heart and am trying to level a Warrior - which just means I'm running around trying to find my bubble and think I'm gonne die with the first hit...

lienna said...

Hey, you know its good to back to range as other caster classes, they might not *need* to do it, but it means you don't pull threat as easily if your at a hunters normal shot range.

I am so guilty of inspecting hunters everywhere, I'm just waiting for the day I find another survival hunter!

Kestrel said...

My problem when I started my priest (and for a loooooooooooong time as I leveled him up) was I'd hit everything once (Shadow Word: Pain) to get the I, sic my pet...

*sigh* Took me a LONG time not to SW:P every mob that showed up.

As always, good stuff, Pike!

Kestrel said...

@ lienna: Trouble is, I keep having casters back up into me while I'm trying to take aggro off them, so I keep having to back up and it's harder to get an aggro-pulling shot off.

faradhim said...

Now I have started a hunter it confuses the heck out of me I can't find my Shadow Word:Death Key.


Ralowae said...

I have another one for you. I've been toying with a mage and I figured out to my glee that I can frostbolt kite with good timing. I'm sure a few people stopped and stared at the level 7-8 belf mage kiting mobs up and down the roads of silvermoon instead of standing and burning them down like most newbie mages do.
Once I get frost nova and cone of cold, I think I'll be teaching mages new tricks.

Viktel said...

I put a point in the Druid Talent thingy that casts thorns on someone that hits you. Now in pvp when I hear the thorns sound effect I do a Jumpshot/Moonfire manuver.

Its a dead give away.....



~One Among Many~ said...

*raises hand* Hi, I'm a recovering hunter adict but trust me - I'm guilty of all those things too!

Amava said...

great post, I'm guilty of lots of these.

one other came to mind....

any time you crit, you hit your kill command button. i'm like pavlov's dog responding to the crit alert addon's "bloop" noise everytime i crit, regardless of class i'm playing.

Viktel said...


OMG I have to leave that button empty and unbound on my keyboard that crit reaction is so automatic.


Elune's Guidance said...

[ Quote ]
"Playing a cat druid or watching somebody else play a cat druid confuses the heck out of you. Because they are tracking humanoids with the track beasts icon."

I'm the other way around, actually, with a druid as my main. I switch to my tracking bar, and automatically go for the icon that has the paws when trying to track humanoids... because that's what it is as a druid.

Then get confused when the mobs that pop up are animals.

But I have been guilty of the other things after I've played my hunter for too long.

(I've also tried to reach for Frost Nova on my druid after a long day of playing on my mage. Doesn't work so well, let me tell you...)

Gretadelle said...

this is so true! very cute.