Alright first off I will admit I do not have logs, I'm just now starting to realize that my DPS is very weak and as yet have not started logging. What I'm looking for here are theory pointers that could possibly help me ramp it up. I know I'm capable of the rotation, I believe my problem here is not fully grasping my priority list. I'm sorry, it won't let me post a link in here, but my info is:
Server - Scarlet Crusade (US)
Character - Rugdoctor
This is my armory so you have an idea of where I'm at. I realize my gemming may be a little off as far as too many Reckless but I've been doing what I can to stay above the 2581 haste mark and still remained hit capped ECT. Also I know a staff isn't ideal for me, but it was a good upgrade from the MH/OH I was using and I do not expect to see Rag anytime soon even with the nerfs. My guild is very casual, but I still like to bring the most I can to the table to help us progress.
Now I took SimulationCraft with my gearset and ran a check and it's telling me I should be able to put out 26k on a single target fight. That one threw me for a loop. I knew I was under performing but I had no idea how drastically. I'm only averaging 18-20k on my boss fights, sometimes less. Unless theres AoE I've never even come close to pushing past 22k.
Also I know the type of boss fight will have an effect on it, for example during Beth I'm actually being sent up top because... Well I'm not a moron and I can avoid meteors, so I imagine the gaps in time spent actually damaging things will change my numbers. Also having to ramp back up and redot everything everytime I go upstairs does hurt my numbers. Rhyolith I lead the team moving him around since we have a hunter and an ele sham to deal with adds. But on Shannox I tend to cap out somewhere around 18-19k and even with trying to make sure Rageface hits Immo traps by life gripping lazy/stupid people around, there's absolutely no way I'm losing almost 7k DPS by being out of shadowform for less then 5 seconds, you know? I'm doing -something- wrong.
All that being said here's a rough idea of what I do during my fights:
-I do not keep Volcanic Potions with me, but if someone thinks they will make a huge difference I can start keeping a stack or two on hand-
Open up with SW:P
Mind flay until I hit my 5 stack
Hope I hit at least one shadow orb during that initial ramp up, either way I drop a mind blast once I'm at 5 then apply VT and DP
If my int buffs weren't procced at this point, I'll give it another mind flay's worth of time and if they pop refresh dots and throw out my shadowfiend
Once the shadowfiend is out and my dots are at a full timer I blow archangel and mind flay like crazy. (Its worth noting during my archangel I try to only mind blast if I hit 3 orbs, I do not know if thats correct or not)
After archangel is done and down and my dots are refreshed again I use my chalice and start praying for orb procs lol
It's a rinse repeat of that cycle from there. I try to keep my DoTs refreshed during procs as much as humanly possible, one thing I do know is I tend to leave my Chalice unused sometimes for as long as a minute, I don't know if that is one of those things that should absolutely always be on cooldown or not. I keep my Shadowfiend up as much as possible, longest I'll wait is about 10s after the CD is over hoping for an int proc or two. I am guilty on occasion of leaving mind blast up for a few seconds after cooldown. I tend to only use SW: D if I'm low on mana, even when the boss is low on health, again not sure if that's correct or not.
That's the basics of it, I expect I'm missing something in there somewhere and I apologize for that. Like I said earlier I knew I was under performing but I really was not expecting to find that I was over 5k dps below where my gear set should put me, and I'm really confused as to what I could be doing THAT incorrectly you know? I feel I'm on the right track, but there's obviously something I'm missing or not doing correctly. Or perhaps a combination of a lot of little mistakes adding up to one big DPS deficit.
Someone be my Obi-Wan here, you're my only hope.