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Monday, August 3, 2009

Famous last words, "Do Not Underestimate the Doggie!"

Those were my last words to a party out in Nagrand earlier this evening. Ok, so folks, what we are gonna do is switch gears and talk about.....hunters. But more importantly, hunters and their pets.

As usual, I will not name the guilty parties involved. But, Lovkinja's tale goes a little something like this. My hubby was on his rogue, Whoopy out in Nagrand. As being Popebutch's former higher help, she knew what she had to do. Help protect the rogue and kill. So, she looked at her trusted doggie, Sweet Pea and her doggie knew what to do.

So after running around Nagrand the 70hunter-70 doggie-67 rogue party were near the ogres by the Ring of Blood. Lovkinja is in her kill mode when she receives a whisper from a stranger. The stranger was asking for help for Ring of Blood. Now, something you should know about this stranger. While Whoopy and Lovkinja were running around for over an hour, they noticed repeated beggings for a tank and a healer for Ring of Blood. So, Lovkinja finds it awfully ironic that she got whispered to TANK, yes, I said TANK Ring of Blood. Whoopy of course laughs his ass off and we break party. Lovkinja looks at Sweet Pea and sighs, rolling her eyes. Sweet Pea just shakes her head along with her elf partner.

Lovkinja gets partied up. She looks over the party. Consists of 3 Warlocks and a Pally. All range from levels 65-67. She jumps down a small way and is already there. The party looks at her and her doggie. The next minute and a half that Lovkinja experiences is what would piss off most hunters. And I'm talking about the ones who actually know their hunter class. Not face rollers. The ones who "get it."

Next minute and a half: Two locks look at Lovkinja and question twice about Sweet Pea. They feel she could not hold aggro and is not a great pet, but an "average" pet. I respond twice that she does good enough. The other lock and pally, obviously knowing that didn't sit well take my defense and say, well she is better than nothing at all. So, my simple response is this to the two doubters, "Look, I didn't ask you to this, you whispered ME. So, either we do this or I can go." The one lock doubter responds, "Fine, let's do this....."

Now, for the curtain call.....

Basically, Lovkinja and Sweet Pea come out swinging....kicking ass... taking names....they do what they do best. The huntress entrusts her pet, her doggie, to do what she is supposed to do....and her doggie trusts her huntress to do what she is supposed to do. When all was said and done, and the smoke cleared, the party was estatic. My supporters were so happy and singing my praises. I thanked the pally for popping the one heal for Sweet Pea. The lock doubter said GG and could not have thanked me enough. Quintessentially, they were impressed. I gave my usual "You're welcome" response, but I wasn't quite done. My parting words were, "Don't underestimate the doggie!" and I left party and regrouped with Whoopy and left.

The moral of this story is this: don't judge a book by it's cover. But it is more than that. As you all know, Eus is where I am most at peace and comfort. I am comfortable with her in pvp aspect and in pve aspect. When I decided my next high level toon, I always liked the hunter. It appeals to me. It's a lot of fun but it is a whole other level of kill mode that suits me. Yea sure, pally pwns face and all, but a hunter has a sort of finesse to it. And I will never go out and say I am the greatest pally out here, nor will I ever say I'm the greatest hunter out there. But I think I do pretty good for myself. I know my limitations and those of my pet. Just like my girl Edyion knows her limitations and trusts of her pets. How Snuggles is to her is how Sweet Pea is to me. There is just that one pet that is just above all the rest you will have. You have the most success with it, you bond with it, you trust it and you sometimes die alongside of it with loyalty. She is among many who I believe that "get it." Let's face it, there are some really crappy hunters out there, just as there are some really crappy pallies, some really crappy dk's, and so on and so forth. I believe there will always be that one class or even a few classes that you just "get." It fits, it works for you. I know she is one of many hunters in my guild who know what the hell they are doing as a hunter. I trust her, she trusts me. Sometimes, you get to know your fellow friends/guildies when you pvp and pve with them. You know what they will do before they do it kind of thing. So, over time you pick up other toons and start to mesh and like playing the class. She likes playing her pally, I like playing my hunter. Call it funny, call it ironic. But you learn from those around you and you also have to learn from yourself. Not every player is the same in gameplay. And that's fine, too. And if anyone would like to learn more about what I call doggies, Sweet Pea was a worg from Silverpine Forest. Now there are many different types of doggies throughout the World of Warcraft. A good hunter knows what he/she wants as their pet. Do your research. Abilities that they do and what they give to you are soooo important.

I just want people out here to understand, if you don't know about the class you are faced with, such as this particular group who asked for my help, then STFU. Don't question their abilities of themselves or their pets over and over. Hopefully after their geekness wore off I hope they learned something about hunters and their pets. They are not to be underestimated. Um, maybe that was a little harsh, but I'm sure you understand?


  1. ::Gasp::

    Whoopy is upset that there was no mention of his poofing in behind the big baddie and poking him two or three or a doze times!! Oh well, he is sneaky and knows what he did and the sticker on the back of the corpse that says Whoopy Kills is always a good hint!

  2. Actually the fact that Whoopy was unnoticed proves he did his roguing right.

    I like to think of the hunter in wow as a misunderstood class by anyone that hasn't truly played one to the fullest to at least 70. We change a lot in whats expected of us and what we can do as the levels tick higher. You can still face roll somewhat but it begins to inhibit your potential to do so.

    To me hunter is best described by the Othello game slogan: Easy to learn, lifetime to master.