Little backstory: I've been playing a mage as a main for about a year now. Actually, have been playing the game for a year and my mage has always been my main. Having said that, I've looked into a few raiding guilds on my server. Went from a realm rank 40 guild to a realm rank 3 guild and everthing in between. Never really found my home. A few months ago, I decided to start a guild with a friend of mine to solve this issue. By now, we've gotten into a bit of raiding. Very casual. Normal modes are challenging enough for us, as a point of reference.
On to the matter at hand: As with any guild, we always try to progress and focus on getting kills. In order to do this, I'm trying to find a good balance between motivating people to minmax, and being a relaxed RL and GM. And what better way to motivate our DPS than for them to get their ass handed to them by me on numbers, right?
With that in mind, I'd like to optimize my style of play. I'm currently geared at an ilvl of 491, and my armory can be found here. I've been running logs of our latest few runs, and I was there for nearly all of them. Our logs can be found here. (As a side note, our run on march 1 was filled with pugs and trial members, and was an absolute hell. We called it early as to not waste one of our members' locks past garalon. I'm sure the frustration is reflected in my playstyle.)
On to the burning questions: (Please keep in mind that this is for a very casual normalmode raiding guild. I'm in no way trying to get ranked or w/e.)
Glyphs: How am I performing, and what should I change? Are certain glyphs fight-specific?
Reforges: How is my reforging atm? - I've been using the 3059 (or something along those lines) haste cap, and forging everything else into mastery after being hit capped.
Gemming: How is my gemming atm? - Since the massive CM nerf I've basically been doing anything to get a higher crit. I'm skipping a few socket bonuses because of this. Hell, I have more crit than int gemmed. Is this.. bad?
Rotation: How am I performing my role as a fire mage, rotation wise? - I feel I use scorch too much. I never got the 'apply CM with scorch' theory out of my brain, and I fear I may be using it way too much. Other than that, I feel my invoker's energy uptime is rather low on most fights. I've set up an aura with a big ass icon to show me if it's up or not (and a sound when it runs out), but to no avail apparently.
All and any tips are greatly appreciated. Don't worry, it's impossible to hurt my feelings (to a certain extent, lol). I'll value any and all feedback greatly.
Thanks a million!