After much hesitance and resistance from both myself and my poor kitty and moth, I’ve decided to make a temporary switch to Survival.
It was a tough choice. Like many other hunters, I had to decide which was more important: my enjoyment/loyalty to my spec, or doing a proper amount of DPS.
I am lucky enough to have a great raid and guild who would never pressure me either way.
On the one hand, my Blog clearly states “Beast Mastery” and I’ve held my pets very dear to me since I switched to BM back at 65. I’ve been a little stubborn about it, and defensive when people say I’m only playing BM because it’s the “easy/highest DPS”.
On the other hand, I hate feeling like my DPS is bringing the guild down, and while I don’t care if I top the charts, I am a DPS class, and if I can’t do my job, well… what’s the point?
But after going from top 3 DPS to bottom 3 DPS in our raid just because of the changes they’ve made to my damage and pet, my choice was pretty clear.
So now I’ve really got to look into the spec and the rotations that have been suggested and tested by the hunters I respect. I’ve been browsing them casually so far, but now I’ve got to actually understand the why and how of it all.
This could be a good thing though.
It’s an opportunity to try something new, and maybe I’ll find out that this is a better spec for me. Or maybe it’ll renew my interest in the Beast Master tree. Only time (and lots of ammo) will tell. At least it will give me something to right about, if nothing else!