Before you get too excited, this is not a revival of the Hunting Party Podcast, nor is this one of those sappy reflective posts.
It’s just that Saturdays mornings is when the show was made. I used get up each Saturday and put together the show notes for that day’s episode. While there is no show, I thought it would fun to continue that with a weekly post here at the Brew Hall.
If there was a show, here’s what we’d be talking about. I’m doing this in a similar style to the show notes, so you won’t see a lot explanation and opinion here.
Beta Build 18505
Blizzard released a new beta build this week that included some changes for Hunters.
Black Arrow – Fires a Black Arrow at the target, dealing (141.6% of Attack power) damage over 18 sec.
Explosive Shot – Focus cost reduced to 15.
You fire an explosive charge into the enemy target, dealing [((40% of Attack power) + (40% of Attack power)) / 2 + Ranged attack power * (40% of Attack power) / 1000] Fire damage initially and every second for 2 sec.
Lock and Load – When your Black Arrow multistrikes, you gain 1 stack of Lock and Load. Lock and Load causes your next Explosive Shot to trigger no cooldown. Max 5 stacks.
Mastery: Sniper Training – When you stand still for 3 sec, you gain Sniper Training for 6 sec, which increases your damage, shot range, and critical strike damage by 4%.
Blue Posts / Tweets
There were a couple of calls to action this week from Muffinus and Celestalon. If you’re not on Twitter, you really should be as the developers are choosing to use this to announce changes and solicit feedback.
Survival Burst CD
@Jademcian Yes. Still undetermined.
— Celestalon (@Celestalon) July 4, 2014
Currently in the beta Hunters are able to tame the void wolves that are part of the Tanaan Jungle starting experience. Darkbrew hit up Muffinus on Twitter to see if they were meant to be tameable. Here was Muffinus’ response.
In addition to indicating that Hunters would have an option to tame one, he asked for feedback on what makes for a good taming adventure.
— Jeremy Feasel (@Muffinus) July 1, 2014
Also, this week, Bendak became the first Hunter to tame Chimaeron. You can check out his post on how tame him. If you’re at all familiar with the encounter, then you can probably figure out what’s involved.
At level 100 he won’t be too hard to get.
Tier 17 Mythic Armor
The tier 17 Mythic armor set was revealed this week. You can go to MMO-Champion or WoWhead to view images as well as a 3D-model.
For Warlords Blizzard is doing separate models for Normal, Heroic and Mythic raids. Normal and Heroic will have the same look with different colors.
Like Normal and Heroic, the Mythic model has an animated belt and shoulders, and it looks like an entire carcass for the shoulders. Maybe a bird of some kind?
And that concludes the news for this week. Would’ve been a heck of a show. I leave you with the Hunter song for ambiance.