Blizzard is asking for feedback on class balance in the Mists of Pandaria Beta. This article continues our coverage of hunter-related discussions in the thread. You’ll find all of Ghostcrawler’s and Crithto’s posts regarding hunters in MoP in the WHH MoP Hunter Guide.
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Kennyloggins, a hunter wrote, “After some discussion with a fellow hunter, I have been questioning the worth of Focus Fire. In its current state, it seems that casting Focus Fire could actually result in a net DPS loss, based on information gained using Zeherah’s sim and personal observations. I feel like this is a conundrum similar to the original Arcane Shot vs. Cobra Shot problem, except maybe to an even worse degree. Why have Focus Fire in the game if it is not worthwhile to use? The whole Frenzy/Focus Fire mechanic seems to be in a state of flux, with no one really understanding just how it is intended to work. I think providing some clarity on the intended mechanic would be nice, as well as perhaps changing the values around so that it is actually worth the spot on your action bar.” [link]
Crithto replied, “We did notice this and have buffed it a bit, but that change didn’t make the build you’re just now getting. I believe the amount of haste it grants your character went up to 6% and we might need to increase it further. It should be a significant DPS increase, not just break even.” [link]
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