Aka Ironyca Stood in the Fire – gaming blog
There’s a class that both scares and fascinates me.
It’s the one class that attracts me but that I don’t play. Night elven hunters are so graceful and the added customization with pets, picking one and naming it, really appeals to me.
But I don’t play a hunter, I’ve tried twice.
First time was back in Vanilla, I used to play a lot of low level PvP and hunters are strong comparatively at the lower level ranges, especially with kiting. Being a rogue, I was well off myself, but the hunters just looked and were so superior and I was sold.
Having three female night elves was a little much, so I went Horde side and created a troll hunter. I did a poor job leveling her and an even worse job playing her well. The whole pet thing, it was so confusing, so much multitasking! I think I was even optimistic enough to bring her into a battleground and of course, I couldn’t kite nor kill anything, so I gave up on her eventually.
Second time was during Wrath of the Lich King. I wanted a good stable Horde character and so made a blood elf hunter this time and started leveling her. This time I didn’t bring her into any battlegrounds, and good choice, I still sucked. I found the whole preparation part clumsy, marking sending in the pet first etc. Playing other characters seemed so straight forward compared to my hunter. She didn’t survive for long, may she rest in peace.
Now here during Cataclysm, I’m on my third try. I found goblins to be adorable, so when I was making the decision about the class, I took the hunter class back up again, maybe I can make it work this time.
You’d think that the older WoW gets, the more unlikely it is to get a good name, but yet sometimes you can be really lucky. Finding a good name is important to me, you’re stuck with it forever, of course unless you want to pay for a namechange, but might as well get it right the first time. I usually go for names that are not conventional western names, they are usually taken anyways, but when I typed in “Joy” almost as a joke, I couldn’t believe my eyes when it actually went through. Total jackpot in my world!
Of course it didn’t take long until I was back trying to make the hassle of pets easier by finding good macros as early as level 20! Hunters really are hard work!
Because of my history of complications with hunters, I have a natural admiration and respect for hunter players, I wish I could be that cool. With a promising and optimistic name I’m off to make this lucky third time count.