Sorry that I've not written more. The big reason is that I've started a new job, and my time is much more limited than it was in the past. The secondary reason is that...well, there's not been a ton of things I want to write about.
A lot of the questions I've been receiving recently have to do with some of the new changes coming in 3.0.8 for druids, and I think I'll do a summary in a bit to catch people up. I'll also do an update to the Bear/Cat FAQs. The gear lists are largely correct (Polearms are not listed on bears, but they all suck anyway). If there are specific bits of info that people would like, this would be a good time to put in a request. :) I'd also like to share how our raiding guild works a bit, but that may take a bit more time.
On a personal anecdote, one of the most embarrassing things I've ever done in WoW happened the other night. We were doing a 10-man Naxx, and I'm bored. We have 3 healers available but we also had quite a few newer players, so I went with two healers to try and get as many people chances at gear as possible. I also went cat, because I wanted to try my hand at DPS. (short answer: it's HARD).
On Faerlina, we're doing it with me tanking the adds, the other tank on the boss. We had planned on doing it with the enrage up. I switch my gear using ItemRack from DPS to Tank. This is the first time I've ever tanked the adds, but I'm finding that it's really hard for me to pull the adds off of the main tank; my swipe is only hitting for 200 or so, my threat is horrible. It takes quite a few mangles per add to pull it off. In addition, I'm taking a lot of damage - I'm getting the low health warning all the time. My base health is ridiculously low. Our tank dies on the second enrage, I pick up Faerlina and die almost immediately. Wipe city. One of the healers asks on vent "Why does Felhoof have 14k health?".
Our MT immediately replies "debuffs".
I release and go to repair..and my repair cost is miniscule. And...I'm naked.
Seems that in itemrack, I had made another option for a gear switch. The 'naked' gear switch (for wipes and experimenting with jumping off of big-ass cliffs - and Oculus, if you've ever done that) And...I cloned it from my tanking gear choice, which meant that it had the exact same icon that my tanking set had. So...I just tanked a bunch of crap totally nude.
My wife, upon hearing this, laughed for about 5 minutes straight. The MT was similarly amused.
Debuffs indeed. More like buff.
I'm really, really tempted to see how much I can tank naked now. Naxx is probably a bit out of reach, but a normal 80 instance should be doable. Probably a heroic too, if I used CC.