I only played for a few minutes last night. Had a raid to do, so not much time to work on my new hunter. I do not mind really. It gives me a chance to get some rested experience so when I do go out and kill something I get more for it. I am not going to rush leveling this new hunter. I want to try different things and have a little fun running around the old world being it will all be gone soon.
I have noticed one issue so far with leveling. I keep forgetting that I am a skinner. I am not used to that with my hunter. I guess I need to pay more attention with it. On my rogue, which is a skinner, I love skinning. Whenever I see other peoples kills I run around following their path skinning everything they left behind. Hey, free money, can you blame me? I'll get into that habit with my hunter I am sure.
I have been leaving my cat in stealth all the time. Different from what I originally did. I am doing things a lot different. I used to attack and my pet would go in or send the pet in first and attack. Now, I do it different. I attack, let the creature come to me, as it gets close I send my pet to attack. The growl makes the creature change its attention instantly and I never take a hit. I never have to worry about my pet playing the dancing game with the creature and running back and forth half way through the zone and I never have to worry about my pet running up to it and ending up with 3 mobs instead of just the one at a time I want to do.
It is a sign that I have really grown as a hunter I think. Stupid little things like that. Things that maybe I should have realized when I first started playing but I didn't. It seems like a slow process but it has been effective so far for me. I guess that most of those things would escape a new player just as they did me. I also notice that reading all the hunter sites that none of those beginning tactics are mentioned. Everyone mentions how to play a hunter, how to do rotations, how to spec, how to gear, and a million other how to's. I do not think I have seen any beginning hunter tips like the stuff I am doing now. Maybe if I get the time I will write them up as I notice myself doing them.
At level 11 there is only so much you can do, or some would say almost nothing, but I can tell you that so far I have noticed there is indeed a hell of a lot I can do. A lot more then I thought I could do when I first started. Who would have ever though of a level 11 hunter pulling from a pack of 10 level 12 and 13 murlocs would treat it as a heroic dungeon pull. Yet I pulled only one murloc at a time, I killed them all without being hit once and I had fun playing the strategy of it. A level 11 can do a lot more then even I had expected.