By Reviewer | January 10, 2011
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The latest news from the PTR is that patch 3.0.6 has been deployed, bringing with it a bunch of anticipated changes to the hunter class. We recently talked about the likely hunter changes, and just about all of that is being tested in the new patch (though at present, it appears that some of it has been implemented incorrectly).
At first glance, it certainly appears that Blizzard is being very conservative in its adjustments. SV got its gentle nerf in the form of dropping the Into the Wilderness agility bonus down from 15% to 10%. Meanwhile, MM and BM both received buffs — but again, very gentle buffs. While they’ll bring these specs closer to SV, they’ll still be behind. But of course, that’s what the PTR process is for — to test out the changes and make adjustments.
Join me after the cut for the full rundown of what’s changing, unlisted bug fixes, and some of the odd implementations of the changes.
Scattered Shots: A look at patch 4.0.6 PTR hunter changes originally appeared on WoW Insider on Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.