just play with a hunter you will automatically get to high ratings THEN (here is the trick) wait for that one in fifty chance that you fight a team without a hunter and COPY EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO FOR THEY HAVE THE POWER TO TAKE DOWN THE HUNTER OVERLORDS
had 1% representation through all of TBC, the "glory days" for most PVPers, and suddenly shot up to 8-10% in S5 (back down to half that after nerfs). In many eyes they came out of nowhere. Plus they're a unique class, ranged physical damage, and they don't fit in the "box" of caster/melee/healer. Very few people were used to dealing with them, and thus didn't know how to counter them. That breeds hate and "imba" cries, because you don't know that you were doing something wrong when you lost.
Not exactly the case now, but old biases die hard.
yea people where not mad that a ranged class got the new mace stun it was purely vindictive hate against hunters!
If you're going to nerf mage damage you don't nerf frosbolt lol. You nerf incanter's CD or spell power % / proc trinket (mainly relic of yulon). The only real ridiculous damage that comes from mages is because of incanters, proc trinkets, prey on the weak, and tricks of the trade.
Using Mitchjones playing with Reckful is a terrible example as well. I'm pretty sure Mitchjones is stacking full int, playing with NO PvP trinket, and spends 90% of the game next to a pillar WITH blazing speed. Not to mention if he's playing with Reckful (no offense) they are probably playing against really low rated teams who do nothing but look at health bars the entire game instead of actual buffs/posiitioning.
Next time one of you dies or takes an unreasable amount of damage unnexpectedly (mainly from rogue/mage/hunter), please take a moment to look at the buffs of the person who did it. I promise 99% of the time it happens you'll see some random ass godly PvE trinket up, or incanters stacked with on use/proc trinket.
Shouldn't be worrying about classes' damage in PVP until using PvE gear isn't viable in arena anymore.
they are playing around 2500 MMR so it isnt like they are fighting 1500 teams.....