Frostheim at Warcraft Hunters Union: After the last beta patch with a bunch of hunter buffs, it was quickly apparent that hunter dps was too good. So much so that hunters themselves started pointing it out on the forums. Blizzard responded that they were aware of it,
You are soon going to see damage go down for several classes and specs in cases where we overshot our targets or fixed bugs that required adjustments. Hunters are likely among these.I am mentioning this because what inevitably happens is a host of posts across the Internet saying that x is now gutted, won’t get a raid slot, needs to reroof, was middle of the pack at best, and so on. It is most helpful to us if you want to argue that your DPS is too low (or high if you are being unusually honest) that you are specific about what situations you are talking about, against who you are comparing numbers and what those numbers are.
Shortly thereafter we got another patch that did indeed include a nerf — dropping Arcane Shot damage by 50% (basically removing the crazy Arcane Shot buffs from the previous patch). . . . Read full article