Pets autorez now
During the stress test I noticed that Pets now autorez out of combat after 15-20 seconds. The longer your are out of combat the faster they rez. --Ecksearoh 23:43, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Long Bow versus Short Bow
I was testing Long Bow versus Short Bow DPS on the golems in the Mists and noticed something rather disturbing about ranger bow DPS. I couldn't find a weapon skill combination that reliably outperformed auto-attack on either bow. Lbow autos it down in about 10~11s, Sbow in about 11~12s: ie. Lbow auto seems to maybe be a little nicer, but by a very small margin (if it even is nicer). The sad part about rangers and bows, though, is that using other skills doesn't help. Barrage will drop the rate by 1~2s, but no mix of the other skills will budge it from it's auto-attack rate. (NB. Lbow auto becomes a LOT worse at medium and close range -- that's when skill use pays off significantly -- but adding in skills just makes close range Lbow's kill rate the same as max range auto.)
This makes it painfully obvious why all bots are Sbow rangers. It's an immense simplification for bot coding to never need to maneuver or use any skills other than auto-attack in order to achieve near-maximum DPS. Knowing you're just an auto-attack bot makes it more than a little depressing to play the ranger class.
BTW, I also tested utility skills Quickening Zephyr and Sharpening Stones to make sure they increased DPS as expected (yes) and to see if they helped one bow more than the other (they don't). So, I don't have to play as a one-button bot to maximize my ranger's DPS. I'll be using Lbow for my ranger. I want to be a little bit more actively involved in fights than a bot and Sbow's other skills are mostly useless outside of a seriously long 1v1 kite fight. Hmm, I'll repost this in the ranger forum. This looks less like useful data than discussion commentary. Okuza 13:03, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Pet Swap Quotes/Trivia
The quote "I chose you!" that occurs when the pet swap ability is used is peculiarly similar to the Pokemon quote "I choose you!" (Bauron 00:45, 18 January 2013 (UTC))
I have to edit this description because saying "rangers are proficient with bow" isn't accurate. Rangers are proficient with many weapons and should be described as such. To say rangers are ranged isn't true...a ranger is more like a light infantry soldier.