Hunters & Autoshot, WTF?

#1 Posted by melcene (3034 posts) -

Perhaps if there are any hunters here on GB that can explain to me... WTF is with hunters since Cata?  Doesn't seem to matter what level, how much experience.  It seems like maybe there was some change to autoshot.  But I can't get through a single day without a hunter pulling some other group of mobs we weren't engaging yet because either they clicked or tabbed somewhere.  And it's not always during combat.  It's also been shortly after combat.  I'm wondering if autoshot is taking longer to disengage than it used to?  All I know us hunters are starting to be the huntards we used to call them.

#2 Posted by floodiastus (1262 posts) -

Hmm my GF does this alot, I just scold her for being a bad hunter. If this is true it makes me well deserving of shame.

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -

I've seen this a few times when I was running the new heroics, we usually lay into them pretty hard to watch what they're doing- because if they fuck it up again, they'll be waiting in another 40 minute queue.

#4 Posted by penfold01 (21 posts) -
#5 Posted by melcene (3034 posts) -

Ah, thanks for the link.  That does certainly explain it.

#6 Posted by StarvingGamer (8560 posts) -

Hehheh, "huntards," takes me back it does.

#7 Posted by Tyashki (214 posts) -

Its gonna be even worse when the next patch comes and we can autoshot while moving. The easiest way a hunter can stop themselves from these shots going off is to move. 
 
I'm going to have to bind escape to 1.

#8 Posted by lazyturtle (1229 posts) -
@penfold01: Well crap...that makes me feel a lot better..
#9 Posted by Shirogane (3581 posts) -

Wow, really? How did Blizzard screw that one up. I think i'll reconsider making a hunter then.... 
 
Reminds me of this bug sometime last month when the game randomly put you into combat for no reason. Screwed up my stealthing badly.

#10 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" I've seen this a few times when I was running the new heroics, we usually lay into them pretty hard to watch what they're doing- because if they fuck it up again, they'll be waiting in another 40 minute queue. "
You yell at people and threaten to boot them because of a bug?
#11 Posted by Gilsham (293 posts) -

have also had this happen with dk's and shamans instant spells just as something dies it auto targets another mob not in combat and shoots them it is a pain in the ass

#12 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @TooWalrus said:
" I've seen this a few times when I was running the new heroics, we usually lay into them pretty hard to watch what they're doing- because if they fuck it up again, they'll be waiting in another 40 minute queue. "
You yell at people and threaten to boot them because of a bug? "
Oh yeah, if the hunter doesn't know auto-shot is bugged, and adjusts his play style to get the hell away from the rest of the mobs after combat, while we get mana back, they're so gone after they kill us twice. I think that's reasonable. 
#13 Posted by IBurningStar (2190 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @TooWalrus said:
" I've seen this a few times when I was running the new heroics, we usually lay into them pretty hard to watch what they're doing- because if they fuck it up again, they'll be waiting in another 40 minute queue. "
You yell at people and threaten to boot them because of a bug? "
He is super pro, yo. Don't question it.
 
If someone pulls another group right after we finish killing another I always respond with a simple, "Please don't pull." It has been happening with hunters a lot and most of them have apologized right away. However, if they are being impatient dicks then they will quickly get the boot. And if I can't boot them, then I just stand back and do nothing. Besides remind them of the old law of if you pull it, you get to tank it. 
 
Now that I know it is bugged I will keep that in mind while grouping with hunters.
#14 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -
@IBurningStar: You just said the same thing I did, you give them a warning, then boot them. I'm not 'super pro', I don't even play anymore, don't be like that.
#15 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

This is bound to piss off a lot of women in WoW.  That wasn't a sexist remark btw, it's just that I've noticed that a lot of my female friends and their female friends roll as hunters.

#16 Posted by IBurningStar (2190 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" @IBurningStar: You just said the same thing I did, you give them a warning, then boot them. I'm not 'super pro', I don't even play anymore, don't be like that. "
Only I don't lay into them.
#17 Posted by melcene (3034 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow: I dunno... I can only think of two female hunters that I've known over the years I've played, but a fair amount of guys on female toons playing hunters. 
 
Anyways, I heard a rumor yesterday that this was fixed in a hotfix like 2 weeks ago.  I don't know that I believe it though because I still see it happen regularly.

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