So, by the time the servers came up yesterday it was roughly 7:00 pst. Which meant that I got to enjoy a very delicious meal with the man before logging in for havoc! The first thing I did was purchase my dual spec on Beru. And then respec’d twice after I screwed up my blatant theft of Greylo’s raiding spec, and yes…I suck at alt tabbing and short term mermory apparently
So…I naturally did the first thing any good Moonkin does after speccing. /dance! Oh yea baby!
After that I promptly headed to org to find the big bad boss test dummy, and spread my moonking wings a bit. After about 30 minutes on the dummy, with just MotW, I was running about 3400 DPS. Not SUPER fantastic, but what I felt was acceptable for my first go at it :) I’m in full T7.5 set gear, and solid DPS pieces with the exception of my rings and neck, which are solid spell power pieces, but are my healing pieces. I am hit capped (/cheer), but I did have to use about 3 monarch topaz’s to get there. I feel that my haste might be a bit low yet as well, but I’m working on it =)
One thing in the rotation that I was a little confused about is exactly when I am supposed to refresh my DoTs. I start my rotation with FF -> MF -> IS -> W (eclipse proc) -> SF (until eclipse CD) -> MF -> IS ->etc. I’m not sure if that’s the correct time to refresh those? I mean, my IS is long gone by the time I refresh it. Is it OK to let it drop off like that? I’m fairly certain that my MF is staying refreshed via my starfires, or am I on crack?
Additionally, I had picked up Squawk and Awe…but absolutely hated the way it was constantly on my bar and the interface for it. So I ditched it and picked up the Eclipse Quartz Module, which is perfect and I feel a much cleaner alternative. I set it so that it showed my MF/IS timers, as well as my Eclipse cooldown timer, and duration timer. All right on top of my current casting bar. It was quite lovely and I enjoyed it very much.
I’m not sure if I will ever be called on to DPS for a boss, but I feel that I’ve a fundamental understanding of the Moonkin, and could put out at least 4k DPS in a raid setting. I will of course strive to keep improving, and hopefully actually getting better
For now I will leaf you with those thoughts, and rustle myself off back to the land of trees. (har, har)