I don't think I have ever seen any information about whether putting a trinket into a slot resets it's INTERNAL cooldown. (It certainly works for on-activation cooldowns.)
Test it for yourself. You probably don't need to go so far as to exchange your trinket, you can just pop it out & then in again, start your meter, and beat on a dummy for a while. I'd be curious about the effect as well.
I have been scouring various sites looking for more insight into my hunter. I am consistently lower on dps than other hunters in my guild, even though I have better gear. In fact, last night, while fighting Ultraxion (25-man, non-lfr), I was ranking about 17th, below our tank.
I compared myself to the other hunters and found that just about everyone uses MM, while I have been using SV. The tank, also our raid leader, warned that I would be booted from raids unless I brought my dps up. It's frustrating and aggravating, knowing that I have the gear to produce the needed dps, but appear impotent to do so.
Today, I have spent several HOURS going over my spec and my shot rotations, seeing if there is something I've been missing. All the web sites, as well as other hunters, say I'm doing it right, but my dps isn't coming up. Therefore, I changed my alt spec to MM and compared the two to see if I could bring my dps up.
I have been very confused in figuring out the best shot rotation for MM. I have read several posts on this site, as well as from a few other sites. There is a lot of conflicting information about what is best. Some say to use the non-proc Aimed Shot as much as possible as a focus dump, while others say only use it when it procs.
As a result, I am uncertain as to what I should do. I've tried both specs numerous times today (against the Raider's Training Dummy) and have found that I get just slightly lower dps in SV than I do in MM (perhaps 1.5k). I ran both specs through the dps analyzer in this thread and found that it suggests that SV should be about 1.5k HIGHER than MM. Either way, my dps is very closely matching the predicted dps.
So how do I explain that the other MM hunters are pulling 4-6k more dps than me? I'm terribly confused. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm open to it. I need help desperately.
Here's a link to my hunter in the Armory: Lonesome of Bonechewer. Please note that I have nearly 17k AP, 1696 haste (28.31% SV, 16.64% MM), 29.98% crit, 12.22 mastery. I have 3 pieces of t13 gear, and an ilvl of 383.
So i've been running different raids through raid finder and i have 4 pc t12, and still find myself on bottom of the charts, can someone please get me a spec or something to pull my dps out to the top, i mean my gear should carry me almost and ive been playing for quite a while now. Idk why im on the bottom of the charts when my gear is really good for a casual player and im getting out dps'ed by people with worse gear.
I've done a lot of swapping back and forth on gems, and still think the best way to go about it is it pick a health level you and your healers are comfortable with and gem to it. For me and my guild that was about 240k for heroic 25s.
Right now I'm probably a little too heavy on stam, having 260k buffed using wrath/pride. Nothing other than phase 2 Blackhorn has any real chance to burst me down. Economics also did play a role in my gem choices, Purples were 1/10th the price of reds, so I could afford to go full epic gems on the first week of heroics.
On a sad note, my guild just stopped raiding at 5/8H, so while I will still do theorycraft, it's less likely I'll be able to give first hand experience and testing unless I get into another top guild.
I hope this is temporary, i enjoyed the EG videos. You are too much of an asset buddy, im sure you wont be idle long. I see this too often with good guilds. Ill gladly ask my friends on different servers if they are in need. On a side note, im sure everyone has seen, by now, that the "leaving 1 eye up" strat on hc zonozz has been fixed.
Thanks Ristoril. I wasn't aware there were any problems there.
Also... I figured out why my dps on Ultraxxion was so low. (Yes, this is a sidenote.) During Fading Light, I was jumping out every time, not just when I had the debuff. So now, I will pay more attention to that. I thought that if dbm was showing me a timer for Fading Light, I had to get out.