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Surv Hunters will be a melee class?

Unread post by Redith » Thu May 12, 2016 9:23 pm

That...doesn't sound right.....is it?
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Re: Surv Hunters will be a melee class?

Unread post by Rawr » Thu May 12, 2016 9:24 pm

Yes, yes it is, sadly. :| :mrgreen:

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Unread post by Valnaaros » Thu May 12, 2016 9:25 pm

Yep. That was something announced several months ago at Gamescon. I know that many people have been suggesting that Survival become melee for quite some time.

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Unread post by Redith » Thu May 12, 2016 9:27 pm

But...that makes no sense. Hunters-Ranged pet class. How can there be a Petless melee class now lol
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Unread post by TygerDarkstorm » Thu May 12, 2016 9:38 pm

Likely because hunters used to have melee weapons, and a lot of people have wanted a melee playstyle. In GW2 their ranger class, which has pets, can play as both melee and ranged and it's freaking awesome.

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Unread post by Xota » Thu May 12, 2016 9:42 pm

Redith wrote:But...that makes no sense. Hunters-Ranged pet class. How can there be a Petless melee class now lol
Survival keeps their pet. Back in vanilla, hunters had a lot more melee abilities, I think especially survival.

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Unread post by Rikaku » Thu May 12, 2016 9:45 pm

Redith wrote:But...that makes no sense. Hunters-Ranged pet class. How can there be a Petless melee class now lol

Like Xota said, SV keep their pets.

But yeah, back in classic Survival actually was themed around being a melee-hunter with a pet. Hunter's used to have melee weapons and melee abilities like Wing Clip, Mongoose Bite, and Raptor Strike. Survival had talents that specifically boosted those abilities and things like "parry chance". So that's probably why Blizzard changed Survival in Legion to melee in order to build around the different 'class fantasy'. They really just went back to their original concept of the Survival Hunter.


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Re: Surv Hunters will be a melee class?

Unread post by Redith » Thu May 12, 2016 10:11 pm

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Redith wrote:But...that makes no sense. Hunters-Ranged pet class. How can there be a Petless melee class now lol

Like Xota said, SV keep their pets.

But yeah, back in classic Survival actually was themed around being a melee-hunter with a pet. Hunter's used to have melee weapons and melee abilities like Wing Clip, Mongoose Bite, and Raptor Strike. Survival had talents that specifically boosted those abilities and things like "parry chance". So that's probably why Blizzard changed Survival in Legion to melee in order to build around the different 'class fantasy'. They really just went back to their original concept of the Survival Hunter.
Ya I remember that...we started out with daggers or axes and we had melee weapons for when mobs got close, and there was a spot where we couldn't shoot or hit.....huh...weird
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Re: Surv Hunters will be a melee class?

Unread post by Wain » Thu May 12, 2016 10:20 pm

It's to give variety to the class. Currently the differences between Hunter specs are very subtle compared to most, really just minor flavour variations of the same thing. This gives people who want to try something different the chance to do so.
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Unread post by Karathyriel » Fri May 13, 2016 12:35 am

Redith wrote:But...that makes no sense.
I myself played my blood elf hunter as melee with claws back in TBC.
I thought it cool to fight side by side with my lynx, ripping and tearing our enemies to shreds in close combat.

Of course, that wasn't very effective but it looked so cool...

Too bad I had to reinstall WoW, so all my screenshots from back then are gone.

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Unread post by Opportunity » Fri May 13, 2016 1:34 pm

I've only played Survival in alpha/beta and it's totally my new jam.
Don't knock it until you try it. :)

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Unread post by Redith » Fri May 13, 2016 3:25 pm

Opportunity wrote:I've only played Survival in alpha/beta and it's totally my new jam.
Don't knock it until you try it. :)
Oh I do plan on trying it. I really like the idea. My only issue was I thought it was melee without pet. Without the pet I was like "Wtf" with the pet...well it makes me want to release my inner Rexxar
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Unread post by Albain » Fri May 13, 2016 6:57 pm

I have tested some surv, gave in. It. ....

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I feel bad. Like I'm betraying my spec. It is honestly a lot more fun than BM is right now.

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Unread post by zedxrgal » Fri May 13, 2016 8:34 pm

All I know is that grappling hook maneuver looks badass. ;)

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Unread post by Pepsi Jedi » Sat May 14, 2016 1:36 am

I actually very much approve of the change for survival to Melee.

I might actually play one (Survival hunter) on an alt now, instead of "BM on every hunter".

It works fine in my mind, that one of the specs is different in that way. I'm just sad they caved on MM.

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Re: Surv Hunters will be a melee class?

Unread post by Wain » Sat May 14, 2016 2:51 am

I wish we had lassos. Would so love a lasso for SV, instead of a harpoon. But I love the idea of this spec anyway. (Though I'll probably mostly stick to BM for the greater pet range).
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Re: Surv Hunters will be a melee class?

Unread post by Nilhata » Sat May 14, 2016 11:29 am

Hunter are squishy, let them wear shields..
I mean .. WTF.

Hey warlock carry daggers lets melee them..

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Unread post by Rikaku » Sat May 14, 2016 12:05 pm

I definitely want to try SV sometime, but I'm currently thoroughly testing BM since it sadly doesn't seem to be getting a lot of testing beyond level 103 (most seem to switch to SV or MM). But SV does look cool, though given how un-dual spec friendly Legion is sort of looking, I may level an SV-Hunter alt instead after all @_@

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Guess the beta decided I had time, because it just crashed my Hunter in flight and I can't log back in lol!


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Re: Surv Hunters will be a melee class?

Unread post by Redith » Sat May 14, 2016 12:17 pm

Haha im sorry that happened
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Re: Surv Hunters will be a melee class?

Unread post by Rawr » Thu May 19, 2016 1:53 pm

"When the pre-patch hits, how will I play Survival until I get my artifact? I don't have any way to acquire a weapon yet.
You will be granted a new weapon on login. (Muffinus)"

So on log in I geuss we get some spear, unknown Ilevel. I'm rocking mythic so I'm curious as to what what we will get. :mrgreen:

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