Hey Mazra, get over the shards thing. Until they do something about the whole "death coil/fear" thing, I have lets see here, ummmm, still looking, oh wait there it is.
Bah I was wrong, I have zero sympathy for warlocks.
Death Coil/fear thing? Are you referring to the fact that the Horror
effect from Death Coil, which lasts for a few seconds and has a decent cooldown, cannot be countered by the tons of trinkets and abilities that negate Fear
Warlocks have one
defensive ability that you can't counter. Everybody and his brother has some way to negate fear, why shouldn't a lock still be able to defend themselves?
All in all I’m happy with the direction Blizzard is taking hunter pets.
I'm not. I agree that there shouldn't be a pet that is considered "the best" due to its stats, like Broken Tooth is. Why are Broken Tooth and the ZG bat considered so good? Because they're the only two
pets with 1.0 attack speed. If there were more pets with 1.0, it wouldn't be nearly an issue. If they made it so that no
pets had 1.0 attack speed, it also wouldn't be an issue.
The ZG bat and AV Frostwolf were the only two pets capable of outrunning epic mounts. The correct fix for this is "no pets able to outrun epic mounts." Unfortunately, Blizz took it too far and decided "no pets able to outrun players with any form of speed enhancement."
If it gets to the point where taming a pet is only about looks, why not just buy skins from your hunter trainer? Why even bother taming a pet? You could just pick your pet at the trainer and they hand you one. That would fit what you want, right? Even the newbies getting their first pets can be different -- they're not constricted by the available pet skins at their level!
Going out to tame a pet and getting one exactly the same as every other pet is a waste of time. There should not be pets that are so far above the rest you have
to get them... but they certainly do not need to become blank slates.