I apologize for not blogging for the last few days, however ever since Cataclysm was released, I’ve been grinding for levels then grinding for gear.
It took me about 18 hours or so to hit level 85, due to the fact that I was one of the many who had “Eye of the Storm” in our quest log, and although we weren’t aware, that was preventing us from finishing a Twilight Highland’s quest which subsequently locked us out from any remaining quests. Due to that I had to grind the last 4.5 million experience in Deepholm and Uldum.
Ever since then I’ve been grinding heroics, and am pretty satisfied with my gear so far. Tomorrow I will be revered with The Earthen, and that’ll provide me with pants and my helm enchant. We went into Blackwing Descent today and played around a bit, but we don’t have enough geared people yet to really do the instance. We did do the new PVP boss however, which scored one of our tanks a piece of tier gear, and me a item level 365 PVP trinket. (Unfortunately it’s Alliance, and I cannot use it. :().
I know it’s early to tell, however so far I’m satisfied with how we’re playing out. My damage is comparable to any other class I’ve dungeoned with, and our mana management seems okay.
Someone asked me to speak about mana management. I really have no problems right now, and I (generally) end up giving away my innervate, as the healers are really the ones with the problems.
I continue to use the standard rotation that I had posted previously, and I still do not refresh DoTs between Eclipses. Usually this is just because of the extreme cost of Moonfire/Sunfire. There are rare long fights where I am mana challenged. If this is the case, I skip Moonfire/Sunfire and just use an Insect Swarm to get the Nature’s Grace buff. It’s also important to make sure you have 3/3 Moonglow and 2/2 Dreamstate.