Lots of rambling. You seemed to have a point, but I can't figure out what it is.
Originally Posted by Perforate
Just to chime in on the trap dancing debate. I'm not sure if its comparable to the shot clipping macros, but I cant understand anyone that feels its intentional at all. If the "standing still" implementation of sniper training didn't point out to you that they don't really want hunters running in and out of melee range during the fight then I don't know what could. Ive been playing since release and the very idea of having to fight in melee range as a ranged dps is just silly. Do I do it? Sure, but its certainly against the 'grain' of the class completely. Its going to be phased out, and it will likely start with the sniper training change and on to the removal of the awesome way frost trap stacks with LnL procs from stings (my god, this is even awesome in PvP).
So, the design of trap dancing is not intentional. That's what you are standing on, right? 100% chance LnL procs from traps and 6% chance from serpent sting. Let me say it another way. You have a 100% chance that your most lethal and most dps producing shot ES, can be used with no mana cast and no ammo cost 3 concecutive times when LnL procs, and that is not intentional.
In no way should any hunter for any reason melee. A brief Wing Clip when needed ok, and a trap set (not to melee) but to proc a RANGED adility to optimize dps is EXACTLY what is intended. Why does setting a trap equal melee???
Frost trap slows mob so you can get out of melee range, Freeze trap locks up a mob, again so you can get out of melee range. And, Explosive trap deals additional damage while a target is rooted either by threat created by a tank or assisted from a rooting trap, say by a druid, while you deal RANGED DPS. What is the problem here?
How is this fighting at melee range? Im not fighting at melee range because I lay a trap. Hell Patchwerk, if you have a set spot your tank pulls to you can set a trap and be at range HOURS before patchy is even there.
What are you saying? Blizz came up with the complicated design for the hunter to be,,,, Hey, lets make him stand 30 yards from everything and never move. Wont that just be a hoot. Mega fun for all.
Oh and hey on content like Sartharian 3D lets just leave the hunter in group 6 stand by. I mean he cant stay 30 yards from anything in that fight for more than 30 seconds, maybe. And as its NOT intended for a hunter to trap dance he most likely will never have practiced it, so he will be absolutly usless in this fight. Bravo!! Content I can't take part in because I maintain "I shall not melee because I am Hunter and I dont lay trap because it is in melee range to do so." WTF.