Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Like I said upthread, the Hunter is cool, it just isn’t cool enough to lead the pack. If it ends up top 3, that’s fine, but it was never going to maintain the huge lead that only resulted from everyone having a subclass they disliked enough to ignore the “tall poppy”.
I know right?! I expected those abbreviated subclasses to be removed on Day 1. And I'll never understand the hate for Drakewarden. I've never played it, but I'm reading through it right now and I don't see anything to complain about. Who doesn't want a dragon companion?
I'd name mine Toothless.
I’d love a dragon companion. I might look around 3pp and find a subclass that grants one. What’s it got to do with the drakewarden, though?
It's a relatively short list from what I can tell.
Pretty much in that order.
- People who hate anything draconic, because players aren't allowed to have impressive powers due to a connection to dragons. Such fun is forbidden.
- People who think it's over-hyped...which is hilarious given how determined the haters were here. It went out before Beast Master for God's sake.
- People strategically voting against something they think is likely to win. See point 2 for why that is, again, bitterly hilarious.
- People jumping on the hate train because it's more effective to vote down things other people have already voted down.
Or, being less reductive of other people’s preferences and opinions, it’s because it’s a weird subclass that has little if any connection to being a ranger, and just isn’t what those of us who dislike it wanted from a draconic themed ranger subclass.