Infraction: 6. Do not post unless you have something new and worthwhile to say.
Message to User:
You don't need the giant backstory to ask a question here. If you find yourself putting in a disclaimer such as "Skip down to the bottom if you don't want to read my rambling" that is a giant neon warning sign that you are being unnecessarily verbose. Once we are past that your question is "what is more efficient for killing random things not in a raid?" While you may not have access to beta, this is something you can easily decide for yourself by doing just what you did. Killing random equal level mobs (as you did in Icecrown). The onset of cataclysm gives XP for killing these mobs and doing quests but it doesn't suddenly change the WAY in which you kill them.
I'm a Restoration Druid (Formerly Feral) who has never seriously played Moonkin before.
Skip down to the bottom if you don't want to read my rambling
Cataclysm has presented me with a problem as I would like to be able to use my questing gear to start healing 5 mans before heading to raids at level 85. This means I cannot level as feral despite being certain that it would be quicker (I do have hopes that I might be able to get server first).
As a result, I'm leveling as Moonkin. In order to get myself into the 'groove' I've done a few ICC10 raids as Moonkin (in my healing gear, 55% hit rating so not ideally itemised!). Now, practising on these bosses is all fine and dandy and I did pretty well considering it was my first time raiding as an owl. However, after seeing how long the Moonkin rotation takes to 'wind up', as I like to say, I was concerned with the spec's ability to efficiently plow through quest mobs.
Fast forward a day and I found myself finishing off some quests in Icecrown in order to get a feel for questing as Boomkin. Here is where I bumped into a question that I've been struggling to answer myself so was wondering if anyone could provide any insight.
In Cataclysm leveling, what do you think will be more efficient when questing in terms of speed?
Sitting in Solar Eclipse and spamming Sunfire with Starfall on cooldown? (think lunar shower + BotG) or attempting to follow a more standard rotation?
Since I haven't had the opportunity to play in the beta I'm unable to come to any solid conclusions.