First thanks to you and the other two posters I see for staying on the subject. Readiness.
Yeah, I can see the PvP utility for thew Traps, Scatter Shot, Silencing Shot, Deterrence and Rapid Fire. For me, and every hunter is different, I still find MM to be the superior PvP spec at 80. Not because the damage because of the utility and the fact that my damage is not dispellable like survival. The marks tree has quite a few very useful PvP talents, but it the tree and the implementation (considering how we actually use the skills) don't match.
I dislike having to burn a second rapid fire to rebuild focus, but that is another story altogether, because, I prefer to conserve my CDs. (Of course with the reduced trap radius, I do find myself burning readiness to get a second chance to trap melee targets or heals that did not walk perfectly into a trap or happened to move slight while I was waiting on the trap launcher GCD effect.) But, I can live with what I dislike.
Still, having readiness without Focus regen or recovery attached appears to be another example of hunters giving up more than they have gained in the class revamp. Readiness with Focus regen would be great for our burst as an option. Before we had a choice: Burn Readiness Offensively for Burst Damage, Burns Readiness for CC, or Burn Readiness for Defense.
While, it can surely be argued that we still get burst form readiness to to rapid fire, it cannot be ignored that:
- Aimed Shot is now on a Proc
- Steady Shotting does not provide the Same Burst As Arcane, Arcane, Chimera
Give me your thought though. I'm open minded.
@ Gunzip thank you for the support.
Edit: Also, Readiness does Allow Master's Call to be reset as it always did, and that allows for some extreme kiting. However, if you kite at 80, no focus = no DPS. At 85 it may look a little different, but I really think Focus recovery is warranted considering this is a talented skill.
Edited by Byronelijah on 11/18/2010 8:31 AM PST