I'm fine with the actual amount of skills we have, but Readiness is the only problem. It should be turned into a defensive CD-Reset. Such as Traps, Deterrance, Disengage, Scatter Shot and Master's Call.
Let's assume that whatever's broken with MM is fixed. But it is still below both BM and SV on the DPS ladder. Do you believe people will switch? Better yet, do you believe the designers will be satisfied?
I changed cast time in simcraft to 2.5 and it either shows simcraft is broken or that this change won't do a thing with current gear levels.
Took an average MM profile from someone http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...%BCff/advanced
3x 50000 iterations / low / 450 / 20% / patchwerk / raidboss / humanoid / 1 / disabled / elite / all buffs&debuffs
Simcraft with default action list 2.9 cast: 97231.5 97182.6 97198.7
Simcraft with default action list 2.5 cast: 97181.5 97233.0 97229.9
Simcraft with above action added below kill shot 2.9 cast: 97392.6 97388.3 97365.5actions+=/aimed_shot,if=target.health_pct>=80
Simcraft with above action added below kill shot 2.5 cast: 97401.9 97378.2 97412.5
Simcraft with custom carefull aim added and arcane shot action replaced with above action 2.9 cast: 92298.8 92316.8 92307.7actions+=/aimed_shot,if=focus>=90|(focus>=73&(cooldown.chimera_shot.remains>=action.aimed_shot.cast_ time))&(!buff.rapid_fire.up&!buff.bloodlust.react)
Simcraft with custom carefull aim added and arcane shot action replaced with above action 2.5 cast: 92313.0 92284.2 92302.5
Adding aimed shot during CA manually somehow increases dps. Let's hope fd can give more usefull results.
here it is some MM ownage
after watching this yesterday i am gonna try MM again
mm need AS Buff
power shot bug fix
and something unique like BW
and extra cc
haha i live in dream world
Last edited by House; 2013-01-15 at 01:37 PM. Reason: forgot CS :(
Wow that came out of nowhere. I feel the sudden urge to dust off my hunter and consider raiding with him again.
Buffed with only 4% stats and 500 agi flask and a 517 weapon my aimed shot is critting for ~150k. That is 600k more damage. An average fight lasts slightly over 5 minutes, so with a 5 minute duration that would be quite a big boost in dps. 600k damage over a 5 minute time period would equate to 2000 dps. Now considering your results were about even every time and somehow the 2.9 second cast time beat the 2.5 second cast time, I can say simcraft can't currently sim it as this is a reliable dps increase. Another RF would result in about 450k with decent crit levels which would be a 1500 dps increase alone. During hero that would put it at a 1.1398 second cast time rather than 1.5398 seconds. I'd get 9 more AiS which is 975k damage with decent crit levels. In a 5 minute fight that would equate to 3250 dps. So a 6750 dps increase just from that change (without using AiS at all during the fight, I'm 100% positive it would be better than an arcane shot, but just for demonstration purposes)
*rough napkin math
Right now MM is STILL way worse then SV and BM, and pretty much behind all dps specs in WoW. The rotation is interesting and demanding practice - but doesn't reward you with proper dps. And simming out is a pretty weak tactic to check the state of a spec, which I do on regular basis, hoping that my favourite spec will stop sucking. The resoult is simple - MM does less damage then both SV and BM on target dummy, therefore never leaving Carefull Aim phase, criting with every Steady/Aimed.
Shortening the Aimed Shot cast is simply for the sake of CA phase, since Aimed Shot still won't be viable as a regular focus burner, at least not yet. MM needs straightforward damage increase to keep up with SV/BM.
And btw, posting PvP videos here is nice, but we are kinda discussing PvE mostly, as far as I'm concerned.
Blizzard don't buff MM
Omg blizzard why do you ignore MM
Blizzard buffs MM
Omg blizzard why didn't you just add a flat damage increase
This is a good change. MM isn't that far behind anyway. If AiS is hardcastable 100% of the time this will also remove button bloat for MM (technically you'll still use AS rarely).
If the sims begin to show that AiS should now be the focus dump, then Blizzard will eventually undo this change; they have said in the past that they want AS to be the focus dump for MM and not AiS. It will also make one of the talents (TotH) next to useless for MM. I for one do not want to see AiS be the focus dump outside of those haste phases.
Everytime I see a MM change I think back to the glory days of wotlk with 100% armor pen and instant aimed. T_T
Blizzard has lost touch with their own classes. The current balance shows they are not looking at what the players what and what the players are doing.