Besides initiating PvP fights as well was useful. Hunters could feign death + shadowmeld combat, simultaneously falling targetting and buy wow classic gold setting up for their shot . Traps were but you might combo feign death using it as well as a trick.
Feign death did not induce a hunter to depart combat indefinitely back then either and it needed to be permitted by micromanaging your pet, you then got a split second to perform all this.
Maybe not"overpowered", but the discussion didn't feel intended at the time and it was powerful. Shadowmeld was eventually patched to be wow private server gold eliminated whenever channels were begun (Aimed Shot and other spells). The feign death interactions remained, and predators were balanced around it. It was no longer needed to pull any of the battle shenanigans Hunters did with the ability.
The OP CLASSES in vanilla were rogues and frost mages. It's never changed. The gap was. In vanilla. EVERYone could fight back. In the event that you were bad. You have your @ss given personally by any class that could use their toolkit properly to you.