Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hunter Arena Nerfs, the HPP, Kheldul and Me

In 5.4.2 Hunters will not be able to dismiss their pets while in arenas.  This is typically done just before a hunter pet is about to die.  It's also done a fair amount in extreme hunter solo'ng.  But in the arena world, it is evidently unfair to dismiss and summon a new pet.

I haven't arena'd at all in MoP, so I can't comment on how overpowered dismiss pet was... but I would have thought that perhaps the long cast time would be enough.  But hey, hunters are top of the charts, right?  No? Oh.

In other news, we're rebuilding our guild raiding group.  We did the first four five bosses on heroic this evening, so that's not too bad.  Especially with a lot of Flex gear in the group.  I got a whole bunch of drops tonight bringing me up to around a 570 item level.

I haven't listened to the most recent two Hunting Party Podcasts.  I did catch the tail end of the Roger Brown show live and got a question in.  I am sad that the podcast is going away, but not surprised.  It takes a lot of work to crank something like that out and people have lives.  I also had some tip-offs.  I really enjoyed guest hosting those times.  I regret never doing it with Arth or Frostheim.  I don't think I could ever do it every week.  I couldn't even make the Live shows, let alone put in the prep work each week that fans deserve.  But it was a blast.

Speaking of having lives, I've made an interesting career choice.  I resigned from my job.  I was there a long long time and the past year was getting old and I wasn't happy.  I'm fine financially, but I'm going to spend some time new-job-shopping.  I have no idea how all-absorbing it may be, but I anticipate it to soak a lot of time.  Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck on the job hunt! It's good to see you resigning when it's not fun anymore, instead of staying and complaining as many of us would do. :-)

  2. Good luck! I may end up doing the same thing very soon, depending on how the next couple of months go.