As I posted yesterday, it looks like our chance to tame the Grimtotem Spirit Guide, aka the ghost wolf, is gone. And the hunter community, as expected, is not reacting well to the news.
A number of the blogs that I read have posted their own feelings on the matter, and since many of them have expressed themselves better than I could I’m just going to link to them.
- Altitis has actually posted twice: A pointless nerf? and More on the Ghost Wolf Nerf. The second post contains links to more posts!
- Syp at Time Well Wasted posted A Tale of Two Pets, also with links to more reactions. Maybe this list of mine isn’t so useful?
- Well, one more: Chain Trap posted Ghost Wolf Gone – but is it all bad? with a counterpoint about rarity.
- Missed one! Aratar/Drotara at Less QQ, More PewPew posted Yeah, it was totally overpowered!
[Edit: And a couple more I particularly enjoyed:]
- Gimme Back My Ghost Wolf! on DrainingSouls.net
- My 2 cents on the Ghostwolf Hotfix by Ess of Outland Bound
In addition, I was curious to see what the EU Blizzard poster who had said that the ghost wolf would be staying had to say about this matter, so I headed over to the EU forums. I found a very short and rather unsatisfying post:
We do appreciate that this is inconsistent with information posted previously on the Grimtotem Spirit Guide, and we apologise for any confusion caused.
Shortly thereafter Issuntril shut down the thread:
This thread has degenerated into a non-constructive flame thread, and as there is no further assistance the in-game support team can offer with this, the thread will be locked.
If you would like to discuss this issue further, then please do so either in the suggestion forums or the Hunter class forums.
The Blizzard response in those two EU forums (suggestions and hunter) was limited to a simple confirmation with no additional details. Nor have I been able to find any additional details on the US forums.
[Edit: I've turned all my posts about the ghost wolf into a series so it is easier to follow the entire saga.]