From the Legion Class & System Discussion, recapped here at MMO-Champion: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/526 ... DiscussionMost Marksmanship hunters are taking the Lone Wolf talent on live, so the team decided to go ahead and remove the pet in Legion. You can still be ranged with a pet as Beast Mastery.
I don't really play MM, I'm BM all the way. But this surprised me a lot and I feel like it may be a really dramatic change to a lot of Hunters. I know many MM Hunters who still used their pets they've had for years, only really turning on Lone Wolf if necessary in raids. And now their spec... is losing their pet? o_O
Heck, even I was considering playing MM as an alt spec in Legion, simply because I loathe the BM "artifact gun" (don't get me started on that one, lol). But now...
I can't imagine playing full time without a pet D: But I know there are some Hunters who've been wanting a ranged no-pet spec for awhile. Though, I guess its just surprising to me that its no longer an "optional" part of MM spec.
IDK, what are your thoughts?