Thrill of the Hunt's description does not mention the pet at all, so how is it bugged?What the article totally neglected was the fact that tenacity pets lost their AOE attack so you might draw mobs off your pet with multishot.The fact that exotic pets can now only be tamed once you reach lvl 68 up from lvl 10 was not realized either. Basically, all the exotic pets distributed over the Old World are not useable at the lvl you encounter them for the first time.
Great review, I was honestly really interested in the opinion on the first talent tier. I must say it certainly feels that BM has more of a rotation than it had in legion. Where as in Legion it felt like there was more dead-time doing just auto attacks.
How could you put Hati on the main picture WoWhead? So cruel.
Good riddance, Hati
Personaly I think that Animal Companion talent should have been turned into a baseline passive for BM hunter.
I still wonder if we need to stack lots of mastery for our pets to even have high dps like we needed in legion
I personally hate the feeling of having to wait on a GCD to hit Kill Command after Bestial Wrath. :(
This article needs to address the fact that our pets are now once again dumb as absolute bricks. They won't follow you properly even on flat surfaces with no LoS issues. They certainly won't follow you properly going up or down stairs. I've even had them despawn just getting into position on Aggramar, because the pet literally didn't move from the after the bridge where we ress, to the spot over to the left of the boss. All in all, we're back to moron level pets due to the ongoing uncaring BS attitude from Blizz where BM is concerned.
I genuinely don't understand why more people aren't talking about the loss of our glorious zoo build. With 2 pets, Dire Beast, and the Glyph of Dire Stable, BM hunters were able to see our pets more than ever before. You could have a pair of your favourite pets, and then a stable filled with hand-selected, well loved pets, and be calling them out so often with Dire Beast, you'd see them all the time. It meant seeing the dinosaur I'd never have out as a main pet but I did put a ton of effort into getting regularly enough to make that effort feel worthwhile. It meant I could put Loque'nahak in my stable and still see him regularly enough to remember that my first love is always close by. BFA has killed that. I never liked Dire Frenzy, and I don't love Barbed Shot either. I'm a beast mastery hunter. I want to be master of beasts, damnit!
I would mention for Recommended Changes and Issues, that the spell "Command Pet" is still not working, and I don't know about the other abilities but when I turn off auto attack for Spirit Walk on my spirit beast, each time I log in again it's turned on again... really annoying.
Love how some people commenting on here think it's the job of people posting this to recommend changes to Blizzard as if Blizzard actually listens to them anymore than anyone else.
In my opinion, those using the double-pet talent, if they have the "Essence Swapper" should be able to swap the appearance of their second pet to Hati. I mean, that item was created to change Hati's appearance in the first place. Why not recycle it since it's now completely useless? It would give a 2nd life to Hati...? I already opened a suggestion to Blizzard about it but those who think like me, please feel free to make one as well. Or maybe (that was not in my last suggestion but...) having the Essence Swapper absorb Hati from the artifact weapon so we can use the Essence Swapper to replace our pet's current appearance to Hati? Those are just ideas of course...
I'm kinda wondering: What's with all these opinion pieces on every single spec? I thought that Wowhead was based on "dataz"? And opinion is not fact...I know: I'm not obligated to read them (and I don't). Just wondering. They are cluttering up the front page anyhow.
... in short. We have a 3 button rotation where all the buttons are stuck on GCD.