Hello all. Just getting back to playing after taking off since the end of June. Could anyone help me out on where/how to get caught up to be able to raid the new content (gems, where to get gear, enchants etc...)?
Work on regeming with epic gems if you can. You're basically ready to start heading into Ulduar (25) or Trial of the Crusader (10) and Onyxia (10). Could replace your alchemy trinket with the tanking trinket from the normal Trial of the Champion dungeon.
New raid content hits much harder than previously, I recommend taking 2 points out of cruelty, take away Glyph of Cleave and with those open spots get Improved Disciplines and Glyph of Shieldwall. Glyph of Devastate will also produce much more threat than Glyph of Heroic Strike.
I was also wondering if upgrades would come so fast that I should hold off from getting epic gems yet. Are there any pieces I should do first that will last me awhile, or should I just bite the bullet and fully convert?
That would be a great spec to use, probably the best overall for all situations. When it comes to which pieces to put epic gems in first make sure you do the ones that can be easily replaced with conquest or 5 man ToC gear like your chest piece last. A good place to start is your belt and legs.