What are some of the things that you try to do to squeeze out the most dps while you avoid goo and spray and whatnot? Also, if we can keep the discussion focused on on useful vs. superfluous dps (ie actually contributing to the defeat of the encounter vs. padding the meters), I'd be most appreciative. I recognize that they two are sometimes mutually exclusive.
I feel like I personally have a long way to go to achieve the maximum possible dps in these situations and need to work on little things like DoT collision priority, recasting before Tear Gas, etc. While I'm co-leader in my 10man run and have a great deal of input on strategy, I'm subjected to melee-friendly leadership in my 25man who often implement strategies that are particularly unfriendly to spriests.
I know in 10man (last parse here), it's easy for me to keep a rolling Wild Magic SWP on Saurfang through the entire encounter. When blood beasts spawn, I typically DoT up the first focus, quick MF refresh on Saurfang and then switch to second blood beast to DoT up (following focus assist target). Are you doing likewise? Is it better for me to just DoT up both and switch back FT to Saurfang? With a frost trap, totem, slow, roots and more, it's not like my Mind Flay is key to slowing down the beasts.
What do you do on Gunship? I just dot up all the axe throwers, nuke one, dot the guys on the ship. Often, everything is dead just as the "away team" heads across to kill the mage, and I have a hard time keeping up stacks and have to start all over. In my 25man, the average dps is lower with lots more axe throwers and such, making it easier to stay active. I do have to refresh my Inner Fire frequently though...they blow through the 32 stacks pretty quickly. In either case, this is a pretty simple (nearly irrelevant) fight.
So, what do you do in your efforts to really shine and contribute to the encounters?