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 Post subject: Upcoming reddit Q&A
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:13 am 
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Hi folks,

There is an upcoming reddit Q&A with Ion today in about 10 hours time. During that time I'll be working and not able to post a question about pets. Would it be possible for one of you guys to post it or a variance of it once discussed with the community? It's basically about pet utility and how the decision to lock pets into family trees has killed off a lot of variation for pets being used. In Legion for example any pet could be ferocity, tenacity or cunning.

The announcement for the the Q&A is here - https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9 ... _with_ion/

My question is something like this:

During Legion hunters had the freedom to use whichever pet they wanted and then spec that pet according to their needs (Ferocity, Tenacity, Cunning). As an example I used a mechanical spider in tenacity spec as my main solo questing pet. In Battle for Azeroth the decision was made to change hunter pets so they are once again locked into specific family trees/traits.

As things stand now, for solo questing Tenacity can't compared to Ferocity as the Leech is way more useful than the HP increase. The only Tenacity pets I really see are Spirit Beasts and that's because they're so useful in Dungeons and Raids. In Dungeons and Raids the Spirit Beast with a dispell and heal takes the default role with your Ferocity solo play pet as back up if Primal Rage is needed. With regards to Cunning pets I don't think I've seen much Cunning pets outside of World PvP gank squads.
To me, a big part of playing Hunter is the vast amout of pet choice and extra personalization it bring. I feel like after having a great system in Legion, we're back to having 1 or 2 default pet families to choose from because their Specialzation and Family ability combinations simply make them far more useful that others. Atm all I see is Spirit Beasts, Scalehides, Wolves, Cats and Corehounds. That's 5 different families out of a possible 46.

What are your thoughts on current pet variety/usefulness and would it be possible to once again allow hunters to just use whatever pet they wanted and then spec the pet to their needs/playstyle?


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming reddit Q&A
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:08 am 
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I'm afraid I don't use Reddit or even know how, but hopefully someone will ask. I'm really surprised that Ion has decided to step outside his scripted Q&A comfort zone for once and I'm interested to see how it goes.

Whoever asks a question like that might want to lead with the question in the first or second sentence, though. If you begin with a paragraph of explanation I don't think it will be picked up.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming reddit Q&A
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Aye. I've kept up with a few AMAs and the long questions are almost always skipped due to the fact that the only answer questions for a short amount of time and would prefer to get through as many as possible.

That being said, the vast majority of them will probably revolve around Azerite, Islands, Warfronts, Class states, and poor communication with the community.


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming reddit Q&A
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:24 pm 
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As much as I'd like this addressed as well (purge feels like far too valuable of a spell to bring any other type of pet ability these days), I feel like this Q&A is going to be more focused on the game as a whole, and something small like hunter pets won't be an appropriate topic to bring up.

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