Read first. Making sure you understand basic game mechanics would probably be a good idea as well.
Hello fellow bears!
I've been reading Elitist Jerks forums quite a while, around two years, and it's been a huge help - in many ways.
However, this thread seems to be quieting down, which is not going to happen if it depends on me! And quite frankly, I'm in a need of help right now... *ehhheh*
I just begun bear tanking and kinda dumped the restoration as it's boring the heck out of me. Tree used to be my mainspec for five long years and I think the new era is about to begin.
Sorry about the futile startoff, but I had to break the ice somehow...
Anyway, I'd have some questions concerning Rawr v.2.2.27 and the way it's trying to make me use Stalwart Ametrine (10 agility, 10 defense) gems on yellow sockets and f.ex. making me to utilise 4 agility socket bonuses via these gems.
Rawr is also telling me to gem Delicate Cardinal Ruby's (20 agility) over Solid Majestic Zircon (30 stamina) on every socket slot, if the socket bonuses "aren't worth it". This being while fully raidbuffed; ~52k HP, 34k armor and around 48% of dodge.
However, the situation seems to be quite different as I'm unbuffed. While unbuffed, Rawr tells me to fully load my sockets with stamina.
As I see it, the only thing I'm interested in, as a raid bear, is how do I perform in a raid situation - the unbuffed stats, nor gemming isn't my cup of tea, right?
Has my Survival Points just reached the landmark in which it's not worth gemming for stamina anymore? And should I follow the advice given by Rawr, aiming for agility socket bonuses and force them with such gems as Stalwart Ametrine's?
I tried searching the forums a bit with the search tool, but my efforts didn't show much of a result.