First off... sorry for my insane amount of posts. I'm generally a reader vs a contributor, but some things you just can't find.
Considering my position as a fairly casual player, and even-more-so a very casual raider, I'm looking for some non-hardcore advice. I guess.
I read the mage forums regularly, especially anything related to the Fire spec. It's the spec I (still..) play, simply because I enjoy it the most. Again, not a hardcore raider so no need to absolutely optimize or go for the FotM. (Hell, wouldn't have time to learn and gear a different spec)
Now, recently I've been reading alot about the definition of 'a good combustion'. I consistently come across posts where people state that you want to combust at, in my opinion, ridiculously high numbers. I've seen people that are only happy with an ignite of 100k or higher, and I've seen people that claim "a 50k ignite will just have to do sometimes."
Here's the kicker, since the recent nerfs to Fire I'm generally excited to see an ignite of 20k-30k. Solely because it doesn't happen often. Meaning a 10k-15k combustion. If I have to believe these forums, those combustions are absolutely awful.
What do I have to do, to get a nice 50k or even 100k ignite to base combustion off of?
Char: In a raid I'll be around 28-29% crit without procs. Am using the evocation 90 talent, and trying hard to always keep it up. I'll definitely have it up when building ignite.
Armory: /character/dragonblight/Itsredd/advanced (eu dragonblight, Itsredd. Fairly sure I cant paste links yet. :-( )
Sadly, I don't have any raid logs. I'm part of a really social team that's just starting MSV Normal. Might have some logs of that soon.
What I do: Spam fireballs untill I get a crit. Use glyphed fire blast (forgot name >.<) to get a pyro proc. Spam fireball until I get another heating up. Pop alter time. Let the pyro's roll (up to 4 if I'm lucky enough with crits during the pyro's and again using the glyphed fire blast). If it's available, I try to use an intellect pot right before chaining the pyro's. It often happens that my pyro's don't crit, and/or I can't use my heating up due to not critting. Which lowers the number of pyros.
I think I'm generally doing the right thing, but my ignites never seem to get above 40k (and even 40k is a rare occurrence). The only thing I can imagine is using PoM for another pyro, but that will seriously limit my movement by not having Scorch. And MSV seems to rely on movement a lot if I'm correct.
The last thing i'm slacking at is monitoring the cd on my trinkets (DMF 0/2 and LFR LotC 0/2) and cloak thing. (Am a tailor)
However, if I set up weakaura's or whatever addon tracks these, am I supposed to wait for a nice combination of trinket procs before using combust? Doesn't this mean I won't use my combust as close to the cd as possible?
Do these small things I'm missing (ie monitoring cd on trinkets, not using PoM) really make the difference between a 40k and a 100k ignite?
Thanks in advance, all help is welcome. And my apologies for the length of this, didn't plan on it being this long. >.>