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Dr. Laura, Help!
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Time for a Divorce.
because secretly I know this is the only right answer.
Hopefully my advice hasn't come too late to be put into consideration.
The biggest and most important thing you can do for her to learn how to play as a hunter is to:
A: Let her die.
Maybe not at this level, but as she gets higher in level, the amount of gold she'll end up spending on repairs and the like will tip her off that she's not doing something right, especially if she's complaining about being poor. I started off horribly, dying right and left because I thought 'Hey, I have melee attacks, I must be meant to melee too!', completely ignoring the fact that I have pet that's supposed to take the beating instead of me.
B: Have her PuG instances without you
Once she's been kicked from a few dozen groups for wiping them, she will either get the point that she isn't a tank, or cement the decision to reroll her to a plate wearer. After a few /kicks, I learned that I'm not supposed to melee under all but extreme circumstances, and I learned to use Feign Death anytime I saw a mob running towards me, which leads to my next point.
Have her partner with a hunter who knows what they're doing
This helped me the most. My Guild Leader is a hunter, her husband is a hunter, and damn good hunters at that. After 3 BRD /kicks in a row, she ran me through with 3 other 70s to show what a hunter is supposed to do (but with less likelyhood of me wiping us). I learned a LOT from watching her, and it helped me see my next point.
Make sure she knows Feign Death is her friend
After all my adventures as the ever-dying Huntard, I cleaned up my game and got good enough that my guildmates saw no problem with running me through Shattered Halls at level 64 ( 6 levels lower than the dungeon level). I had a horrible aggro radius, pulling some mobs on accident, but because I would use FD, we never wiped. This goes hand in hand with making sure she knows about Disengage to get out of range of targets after Feigning.
If she doesn't 'get' Hunters after this, I say you may have a fine warrior/paladin/DK tank in the making
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That whole "get her to try tanking" idea has given me some thoughts:
My first L80 toon is a pally. I started out with no idea how stuff worked. At level 60, it was suggested to me by kindly guildies that I should try tanking. I "tanked" ramparts with a lot of help and instructions from the group. I was nervous as could be, but they told me I was doing great.
I continued to tank up through level 80. I gained respect for what healers do, as they kept groups going through close calls, and tough scrapes. I grew to recognize the differences between bad DPS and good DPS players. After WOTLK hit, I grew to dread grouping with the death-grip happy deathnoob class of players. They wiped just as many groups as huntards. Nothing was sure to make me facepalm harder than setting up a pull, marking the mobs, laying down consecrate to get the aggro squarely on myself, and watching one mob go flying off to the side.
Once I leveled my hunter to 80, I had a pretty fair idea what NOT to do with my aggro, and how to use my aggro-dumping abilities to keep out of trouble.
If she's set on playing a hunter, that's fine, but if she really wants to be an aggro pumping machine, let her try out tanking. It can be very fun once you get the general hang of it!
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