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In World of Warcraft
Shooting in World of Warcraft is not that much different from other MMORPG games. A player with the ability to shoot in most cases moves to maximum range and then fires his ranged weapon. Shooting is very useful for finishing off an opponent or dealing damage while avoiding the same. Some classes, most notably, the Hunter, depend heavily on ranged weapons and dealing damage from afar with the same.
Most ranged weapons (bows, guns, wands, etc.) also have a minimum range where they cannot be fired if too close to the target. This mechanic may be fully removed in Mists of Pandaria.
- Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Fixed a bug where these abilities could be used faster than intended.
- Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Should no longer cause a global cooldown on all other abilities.