10 Quick Survival Lessons

April 28, 2008 at 1:50 pm (Uncategorized)

In the words of Ron White, No matter how much you spend, or how hard you try…

You can’t fix stupid.

I really need to start taking screengrabs of my reactions in guild chat. But here’s a close approximation :

Track : Check it out, just looking at a dual-dagger wielding hunter in Shatt.
Track : man, this guy’s gear is weird, he’s got +strength and +defense rating… I don’t know what he’s thinking… and he has Fiery enchants on daggers.
Guildie : Heh, yeah, just in AV right now.
Track : Let’s see what his spec is…OH GOD, HE’S SURVIVAL
Guildie : Hey, c’mon, there’s nothing wrong about Survival Hunters
Track : I know – I am one
Track : I have a Survival blog
Track : I still feel dirty by association

What’s worse? Notice that he’s using Threat Reduction trinkets.



Regardless, let’s get to the meat and potatoes of it, shall we?

10 Lessons you can learn from this guy:

1) Don’t spec Survival without a buttload of agility. 430 is not a buttload.

2) Don’t spec Survival without a buttload of crit. 22% is not a buttload.

22% is barely par for the course.

3) Don’t gem with +strength. Seriously, WTF?

4) Don’t run with Ced’s Carvers. The +crit is nice, but it’s not nearly as worth it as a good +agility weapon.

5) Don’t run with Ced’s Carvers with Fiery enchants on them. If anything, go with Icy Chill.

Fiery is good in Twink brackets, where 40 damage is a big plus.

If you must scrub it up, please, get Icy Chill, even though it procs less, immobilizing somebody is way bigger than dealing a pithy 40 fire damage.

6) Don’t spec for Improved Feign Death when you can get Go For The Crotch Throat. 4% resist is good, but you have traps and Readiness. More than enough compensation.

7) Don’t gem with +Strength. EVER.

8 ) If you are a hunter and you wear a Felsteel Ring, I KEEL YOU.

9) If you are a hunter and you wear a Thick Felsteel Necklace, I KEEL YOU.

10) Never, EVER compensate for your inability to manage threat by using trinkets.

If you can’t manage threat as a Survival Hunter, then I hereby revoke your Hunter License, grab a cup of coffee on your way out, etc. etc.

I need another shower.


P.S. I’m not re-opening the blog. This was just something that, once again, SOMEBODY will get some use out of. I mean, somebody found my blog by searching “What’s the reason why people hold on to the flag in Warsong Gulch?”.

The answer is, there is no reason. They’re a douche who wants to keep the match going for as long as possible, and frustrate the opposition while their teammates farm honor kills; which is exactly why I’d advocate a “Most Caps in 15 minutes OR 3 Caps” limit on WSG matches.


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A Modest Proposal.

April 8, 2008 at 8:35 pm (Uncategorized)

A Jonathan Swift for a different breed.

This is not unreasonable; nor is it a request to change the aggro behavior of every bears within a 40 yard radius of one being skinned.

Hope this gets noticed.


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