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)