Ran ICC 10 today as disc. It went really really well. Two healing with a shaman, and we made it through Putricide and even had a couple attempts on the Princes. I got new gloves with to hit for shadow, a hat, and a new ring with a shiny red socket. Still no offhand, but I continue to hope. Having such a good run really did help with my confidence level. It was odd at first, but I concentrated mostly on the tanks, threw in a prayer of healing now and again, and flashed and penanced like there was no tomorrow. I need to remember that my flash heal hits harder than I think it does, so I use less greater heals.
I did respec back to shadow after the run. Holy was a nice change of pace, but I missed my bubbles and face-melting is FUN! Plus eventually our pro holy priest will return from Italy (volcano willing) and I'm more useful as healer/dps/mana battery. But Tam, I will remember your advice, and I appreciate the help!
In other news, the pally continues her relentless assault to level 80. She's 76 and spending a lot of time in Zul'Drak. It's a zone none of my toons have really done yet, and it's nice to see new lore. And kill trolls. Killing trolls never gets old.
Arena-wise, I am still waiting on the aforementioned priest to return so we can discuss things. Thanks to Cynwise for your advice, and I made a cute gnome frost mage. Then I remembered why I don't play gnomes. I can't stand being short. Yes, I am weird. I am a pervy elf fancier who doesn't do short toons. I like the gnome models, but the shortness drives me nuts after a little while.
Now back to figuring out shadow gearing options in Rawr. I realized I have an entire bag full of purple gear, and I'd like to winnow that down a bit. Sure, I have 4 gear sets, but there is a lot of overlap, and I'm pretty sure I don't need 3 different sets of pvp gloves.