Hello guys, this is my first post on these forums although I've used EJ since I raided in BC as a valuable reference tool. I'm currently trying to get back into raiding and I'm really just wanting to hear some opinions other than what can be found on most generic guides. As I am not in a guild right now, my raid experience in MoP is limited to LFR, Flex, and the occasional PuG reg SoO.
I've used askmrrobot.com to "optimize" my gear as well as followed every guide I've found which seems credible, however in following these guides I have read and reforging and regemming to match the suggestions I was given, the results simply don't seem as good as they should be. What I mean by that is traditionally, I have always followed my intuition when it comes to gear optimization, stat priority based on my preferred playstyle, and talent choices.
I have played a resto-druid for a very long time, and as one might expect, I've become very familiar with the class. One of the questions I have is well, basically I have been told recently that I am completely wrong by using Incarnation as opposed to Soul of the Forest. Just me personally, I prefer the control I have using Incarnation over the sort of static, almost rotation based SotF. I feel that even though the overall numbers which show up on recount might be slightly higher for those who use SotF and do so very effectively, the level of control I have when using Incarnation and the effectivness of my heals when they are needed most simply works better for me. Also, instead of going with the advice of Mr. Robot and basically chopping my haste down, I try to maintain as much haste as possible. I understand the breakpoints, and I believe that fully buffed, I am very near one of the, for the lack of a better term "Top-End" breakpoints.
This setup has consistently yielded better results than a more mastery-heavy spec. Even though I am at a low-level of raiding and the situations I am exposed to are vastly different than what many of you encounter on a weekly basis, I almost always outperform other resto-druids as well as most other healing-classes with a similar and many times significantly higher gear level. I am simply asking for some insight and maybe a little affirmation if possible.
This is my armory. If I have made a mistake in the formatting of this post, please forgive me and help me out if you can. As I said before, this is my first time actually posting anything on this site. Any sort of critique or constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. I am aiming to be the best I can be even if I am limited by the content and gear available to me.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration!