This is Why Hunters are Overplayed

Mechanics Hunter Pets in WoW

I’ve been waiting to play a Gnome Hunter since 2004 and Blizzard has finally made that a reality. In Legion I will be able to play one, but now I’m raced with the annoying realization that I either have to level one from scratch, use my instant level 100 on a Gnome Hunter, or pay for a race AND faction change for my Orc. Bleh.

Seriously though, if being a Gnome isn’t cool enough they went and made MECHANICAL PETS!

Most Mechanical pets will be challenging to tame, requiring you to first locate them and then use your Hunter abilities in unusual ways. (You didn’t think we’d make it easy, did you?)

For example, one rare mechanostrider requires you to create a special punch card that grants access to a closed section of Gnomeregan (we hope you remember the way). Once you locate the clockwork creature, you’ll then need to figure out how to overload its circuits. Solve the puzzle, and you’ll have this magnificent mechanized minion striding by your side.

gnome hunter in WoW

The addition of Gnome Hunters makes perfect sense to me. Hunters use traps. Hunters use guns. These things scream Gnomish tinkering potential to me. Hunters seem akin to the Gnomish spirit of solving problems and making their tools work for them.

  • Just level one from 1. That’s like an hour, right?

    But in all seriousness, the whole point of WoW is to level up and then gear up. May as well get your monies worth instead of paying Blizz to just give you one lol.

    Be like ordering a burger, having the server bring it to you, sit down, eat about half, and then say, “Ah there you go sir, a premium-made half eaten burger! So you don’t have to bother yourself with eating the first half!”


  • My hunter was the only toon I hit 100 on before I quite playing. Got each class in their 90s but aside from my monk my hunter is the only reason I might come back to WOW.

  • The new demonology warlock is actually really grabbing my attention. I had been ‘done’ with WoW for about two weeks as I was just fully finished with the pvp gameplay revolving around cooldown stacking and instant burst. But now that’s been removed from everyone… and now they’re adding level sync to Legion content… the return and focus on class fantasy…hiding shoulders from transmog, the new transmog system…the separate pvp talent and level system… Well, guess I’m returning to WoW!

  • @McJigg: That’s how I see it too. Seems like a great time to return. My subscription is cancelled right now and I won’t resub until Legion time, but definitely excited for it.

    @Michael Whitt: Yeah, Hunter is where it’s at for me. It was my first character. Love it.

    @Rawblin: Yeah, you’re right. I could probably burst through dungeons or something to hit level 100 in a week.

  • I’m absolutely undecided. Honestly, I’d be more inclined to go with where you go. I’m fine staying Horde. I’m fine with an Orc Melee Hunter.

  • I’m probably going to end up playing both sides. I’ve got characters on both sides and my gold is about evenly split. Don’t see a reason to transfer all one way or another.