From Darkbrew on The BrewHall:
When Legion starts on August 30th, Hunters will need to make an important choice early on in the expansion; almost immediately really. One of the first things you need to decide is which spec you want to play, and which artifact weapon you want to go after first.
This a departure from how other expansions worked. Previously you chose the spec you wanted to play and just played it. And by choose, I mean the majority of us looked at which spec was doing the most damage and just played that.
In Legion, all three Hunter specs are undergoing major changes, the likes of which haven’t been seen since Focus was introduced in Cataclysm. On top of that, each spec will have its own artifact weapon that you will need to maintain and upgrade throughout the expansion…