Now, a few questions, for which any response would be greatly appreciated.
1) Should I replace my Panzar'thar Breastplate with the one from Badges? The only other conceivable option right now would be the T4 Chest, which, while not out of the realm of possibility as there are Mag PUGs that kill him every week, seems unlikely as they are random roll. In addition, the Badges chest seems better than T4.
2) I have 291 Arena Points right now. I have read a lot about how good the Season 2 shield is, and was wondering whether it would be a worthwhile upgrade for a MT (Read: Is it a good progression shield?). I've had no luck with the Gruul's shield, and I remain uncertain as to whether I would even get it if it were to drop soon, as I just got the Mallet and the rest of the loot council seems to believe that there should be no loot whoring, even to the Main Tank.
3) I have Jungle Stompers, but am wondering if it would be a good idea to push my guild to try and kill Solarian. We had one night of half-hearted attempts, but those who have killed her before that are in the guild say that it is certainly doable. For aforementioned reasons, I'm not even certain that I would get the boots if they dropped. The question is how big of an upgrade they would be.
Beyond that, I feel that I have gotten my gear to a point where there is little that I can do besides count on raid drops. If anyone has any other input though, it's more than welcome.