So I have been playing 3 hunters at the moment. Level 85, level 50, and level 33 They are all marksman,
My 85 was really Pvp only until I run out of stuff to buy with honor ( unless I got into Arena) so I started trying dungeons when I got some ok Pve gear ( chanted and gemmed of course.) I realized I never really learned to pve on her outside of questing and Wrath dungeons that were pieces of easy cake. So I dug out my then 40 odd hunter, and started rearranging bars, and relearning to play. Then I rolled yet another one ( on another server to help get me money for another alt project) and got a bit more comfortable in the lobie dungeons where there is less pressure, and I felt I now have the knowledge to try real Pve on my 85.
It might sound like a long way to go about it, but I have too many alts and specs running through my head and muscle memory, and so many damn buttons on all them.
I did a couple of Normal dungeons at 85, and was feeling confident so I thought I would try a Heroic. I got Blackrock Caverns.
Dps wasn’t exactly special, but it wasn’t shameful in comparison to the group, I wasn’t the idiot that died on the 1st boss, I remembered to kill the chains and run away, and I was thinking this is ok when we took the shortcut to the 2nd boss. Instead of going around, and down the ramp, we jumped down a very small distance to the rubble and it wasn’t until my pet died, and I lost sight of him I realized he was going the long way. I wiped the party, and so I was a ‘F’ken noob’ and ’3 min till we kick your ass’ person and yes I knew I could have dismissed. What I didn’t know was that for that particular part I should have. I found the entrance, and left the party as I figured it was the polite thing to do. But I wasn’t feeling dejected. It had been a learning experience ( yes an annoying one for everyone else ) but I knew now that, in that particular dungeon when we go that particular way I should dismiss my pet because in Blizzards wisdom they decided that the path wasn’t good for pets. Even our companion pets ran the long way.
I guess I should err on caution. If in doubt dismiss, its only a 2 sec cast now, but can I at least protest that this ‘gap’ in caverns is stupid at the very least for making me look like a Huntard.
I know from past experience in Gnomer when you should dismiss you pet. The First Jump. If you don’t you bring all the Troggs down just as your fighting that water elemental boss under the Cog, but you can do the 2nd jump after the mechanical spider boss, and your pet won’t pull.
I thought the polite thing to do was to leave my Caverns group anyway – so I did rather then them kicking me. But I que’d up straight away, and 15 or so min later subjected another Heroic group with my nubness, and got Lost city, and did fine. Didn’t do stupid things, kited the fire bird even, misdirected, and had growl off.