Welcome to Eyes of the Beast

Welcome to Eyes of the Beast

My name’s Bendak and I’d like to welcome you to my new hunter blog. Some of you probably know me from the writing I do at WoW Insider for the Scattered Shots column.  Scattered Shots was actually my first go at blogging, and I’ve since enjoyed writing about hunters every week. I figured it was time to start my own personal blog so I can talk even more about hunters and WoW. And with large sites like the WHU now retired, I don’t think it would hurt to have another regularly updated hunter blog out there.

If you’re wondering about the name, yes, it is named after our extinct Eyes of the Beast ability. I had several ideas for the name, but this was the only one with a .com domain available so it won by process of elimination. I kinda like it though. What you can expect from this blog is a combination of hunter news, guides, transmogs, and opinion pieces.  Some of the posts may simply be pointing out a Blizzard tweet that’s relevant to hunters, and others may be 1500 word columns like what you’ve been used to on Scattered Shots. I’ll probably post about other games I’m playing from time to time, but those will be categorized as Off Topic so you can choose to only view the hunter categories if you wish. Make no mistake, the main focus of this site is all hunters, all the time.

If you want to know a little bit about my background as a hunter, I’ve been playing the class for 9 years now. My current main toon is the same toon I created on that first day.  He’s currently a worgen, but has also been a dwarf and orc in the past. The only alts I manage to get to max level are other hunters. Sure, I play the other classes, but I always have trouble investing serious time into them. Whenever I play another class, I just miss all of the things I like about my hunter.   I love how they play and I love the pets. This makes writing about them really damn easy. When it comes to how I play the game, I have run the whole gamut over the years. From purely casual, to PvP focused, to heroic mode raiding. Right now, I’m somewhere in the middle, but I do identify myself as more of a PvE player than a PvP player.

The Warlords of Draenor info dumps will be starting soon, as will beta. I always get really excited during the pre-expansion hype phase, so I look forward to covering all that stuff here. If you ever have any feedback and/or questions, just use the contact form, leave a comment, or hit me up on Twitter. I’m still working out some kinks with the wordpress theme, so if you see anything that’s off (especially on a mobile device) let me know.

Thanks for stopping by!

– Bendak


6 thoughts on “Welcome to Eyes of the Beast”

  1. Nice to see this up and running. I always looked forward to Scattered Shots on WI and with the recently announced boat rocking, I was worries that I’d have to quit cold turkey. Thank you for saving me from a potentially intense detox cycle.

    Additionally, from a web design point of view, great job on the 2014 modifications. I would have never guessed.

  2. I have followed your posts on Scattered Shots regularly and I am glad that I can read more great posts. My first impression is really good. The look of the site is really great.
    I hope to see more exciting posts from the Hunter world.
    Have fun with the new blog Bendak just like I will have. 🙂

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