Anyways, always looking forward to having people to talk to over on Ravenholdt - Horde (US/RP-PvP)
Is the US Ravenholdt a gankfest server as is the EU one (I am in EU Ravenholdt). World PvP is top notch in EU Ravenholdt and lots PvP activity in TB.
Anycase I myself love all heroics as they are harder and demand actually time and devotion to do. What I hate are pugs who do not bother to try nor focus on boss or try do more than intended (like do achievements which should be ONLY done by guild runs and prepared to wipe when otherwise you would do the boss).
So far my favorite HC's are in no particullar order; Deadmines (brings lots memories), Vortex Pinnacle (quick and also lots CC oppoturnities in end) and Grim Batol (very challenging bosses and major role for my frost mage in all bosses expect second one).
Also leveling has been nice, leveling atm my Spriest and loving
the Dark Archangel buff visual! I would wish I could be disc specced so I get golden wings also but I guess I got my holy palla for that (eventually once I level him, also holy priests are kick ass raid healers atm).
Also my guild is nice as we aim for achievements and such get all guild granted rewards, all are hyped about Dark Phoenixes but we know that will be quite major mojo to do. But we got two or three raid days a week so we kind of slack a lot most of time but most reason is that folks are still gearing up. But still our guild does invidual 10 man runs where is meant gear up guildies for 25 man and teach tacs through actual experience. But the 10 mans depend entirely what time and place officers are online and who bothers make those runs. Perk from 10 man is that all loot is DKP free but downside you do not gain any DKP either (to balance out with peeps who do not do 10 mans).
But I myself love the blue dungeon set and altough I got HC 5 man drops which are good as JP bought pieces I want collect whole set just for how cool it looks. Especially on mage the hat is kickass
Anyways what comes to rogue new spells the only real PvE use is the Redirect; I can tell how many times I have been frustrated when I kill mob with openers and waste generated Combo Points and I got 1-2 other mobs on me or in tank! So Redirect is very nice. The Combat Readiness is very nice leveling skill and good vs other rogues when you survive or take them out of stealth (and PvP in general). In PvE only rare case it can be nice survival tool (vs bonestorm example in ICC). Smokebomb is kinda mystery, if rogue pulls and puts that on, it makes mobs come to inside
smokebomb area. It is not real use for raids to let rogue pull as it negates LoS to the tank and for ranged DPS, so pure PvP skill I guess and also one tools for rogue to pull caster mobs to himself if he aggroes any during leveling.