So the 4 tier tokens that should be used are shoulders, legs, hands and head while you use Zorlok's Chestguard -when- you are close to having bis gear, but before that the elite waterborne/heroic winglasher shoulders with the other 4 set is the better?
(I'm going for the 2nd option at the moment, have had no luck at all with drops in heroics, though)
Señor - Hunter - Rome - Frostwhisper
The stompers sim out to be a 269 dps gain for me with a orange gem over my pure agility, so I might actually switch it - mind that obviously, simming haste is still wonky as fuck, so you can't really trust it.
not even close to bm/sv.. it's 10 times as much.. sv is only like ~2.7k behind BM.. And fire is an rng spec, and with great rng it's ~21k dps behind arcane.. so it could be a lot lower with rng.. the mage in my guild switched when it got buffed and his dps bumped up by 20k as well, straight across the board on most fights.. not as much in movement fights but still a lot more than fire.. and that was with the same fire gear he had already, just reforged for arcane.. If you're the RL tell em to switch if damage is crucial for w/e fight you guys are working on..
and well sims aren't everything and haste levels vary but there's gotta be a good reason if pretty much ALL the top hunters are gemming similarly.. If that extra haste pushes you over and balances out the rotation somehow for let's say me, why is it the same for everyone else too.. Maybe per point 160 crit and 120 haste really does outweigh 80 agi.. 269 dps for one gem is pretty significant..