I’ve read a few posts on other blogs recently where they complain about the minimum range for hunters. As an example, one blog complained that on the Baleroc fight, sometimes the hunter has to stand next to the crystal and its too close to dps the boss. That is given as an example of why hunter minimum range should be removed.
In that spirit, and speaking as a rogue, I think we should be able to melee from anywhere regardless of range.
For example, in the Atramedes fight during the air phase all I can do is throw knives, which is all but pointless except to keep my trinket stacks up. I think it would be much better if I could continue to melee the boss, even though it is 20 meters above my head.
In the Nefarian fight, after I have killed the demon on my platform, I have to sit there doing nothing (while the hunters can attack the boss). That’s no fun at all. If I could melee from 30 yards away then that would not be a problem.
What’s that you say? Melee from 30 yards away is unrealistic? Nonsense. Its a game. Anything that makes it more fun is of more importance than realism. Or tactics. Or strategy.
The above was sarcasm.
Of course it would be ridiculous if I could melee from 30 yards away. Is it not equally odd to imagine a hunter firing off arrows from a range of 2 feet? (I mean, any hunter other than Legolas of course)
My point is this – sometimes in fights you might have to stop attacking. Circumstances dictate that you have a short period of the fight where you don’t do anything. Its part of the fight mechanics. Roll with it. If you’re so concerned that you have to spend a few seconds without doing damage, then maybe you’re paying too much attention to damage meters.
I get the fact that hunters are the only class with a minimum range. They also have pets who can keep attacking when the hunter is in melee range, so they aren’t totally inactive when they have to stand close to a target. The argument that “my class has XXX disadvantage that other classes do not” doesn’t fly. It implies that there should be complete homogeneity among the classes. You can’t just complain about your disadvantages while downplaying your advantages. There should be balance between them.