I'm sure a number of other hunters will be posting about this or already have. If you aren't a frequent person to the Blizzard Hunter Forums this might have escaped your attention, Ghost Wolves are no longer tameable... in fact I don't think they exist in game any more aside from the lucky few who were able to tame them prior to the Grim Totem Spirit Guide being removed from the game.
That isn't anything new... I'm a long enough player to remember back when they removed the Serpents as a tameable thing from the game and only a few people kept them, and you only saw them either running around town or in BGs because Blizzard had killed the ability for the Serpent Pets to gain loyalty, or even be fed. Blizzard brought the pet "back" in TBC as tameable.
No, the thing that has hunters royally pissed off, myself included, is because they said
Hi Fierce,which can be found @ http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=1782078645&pageNo=1&sid=1
While this feature of the Grimtotem Spirit Guide wasn't exactly intended, it was agreed by the development team that this is a fun use of in-game mechanics, and we therefore have no plans to address this issue - it will still be possible in future for everyone who wishes to tame this NPC to do so. :)
I hope this alleviates your concerns!
Game Master / / Customer Service Forum Representative - EN
"You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!"
Then Drysc drops a bombshell today, with no warning whatsoever from anyone at Blizzard - brillant job there - telling all hunters that whoops nope not intended.
Through a hotfix we’ve recently removed the ability to tame a Grimtotem Spirit Guide. Players who have already gone through the trouble of taming the creature will be able to keep them unchanged. This hotfix only removes the possibility to tame this creature from here on.This can be found @ http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=3907976716&sid=1&pageNo=1
The removal of the spirit guide has been debated within design discussions for a while now as to what impact the pet and its precedent has on the game.
The unintended nature of the taming, the undead status of the guide, appearance of the wolf in relation to the feel of the hunter class, and the complex processes of taming were all issues touched upon and discussed.
Ultimately the discussions brought us to the conclusion that this should not be a permanent addition to the pet selection available to hunters; however, those that have already tamed them should be allowed to keep them due to their efforts in obtaining one.
Am I upset? YES. I had no intention of taming this thing, since it would have taken a specialty meta gem, and a few people to help me just to get, and then I would have had to go through the horror that is grinding up a lowbie pet. However, you do not say one thing and then do the other.
As I said on Mania's blog (Petopia Blog --->), this is something we were taught in Elementary School. You do not say one and do the other. Its called LYING.
Oh, wait, I forgot... Corporation - n. - "an ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility." (Ambrose Bierce, 1906).
We treat Corporations as "persons" under the law, but these "people" don't have the decency to not lie to their customer base. That's just wrong and stupid. Can I please suggest that whomever made this idiotic decision to lie to the hunter community take a huge pay cut (No not Drysc, he's just the messanger last I checked) and go back to Pre-School and learn how NOT to LIE.