Hey Tach... you probably have more time during the day to follow the Boomkin theorycrafting than I do, since I can't get to the EJ site from work. Post-idol swapping, has anyone theorycrafted out the relative DPS advantages of keeping the Idol of the Unseen Moon equipped 100% vs. the Ivory Idol of the Moongoddess?
In other words, is the 57 (or whatever) constant bonus damage to Starfire (which isn't increased by talents) more or less beneficial than a 30% chance per Moonfire to get 120 spell damage for 10 seconds on everything (which is increased by talents)?
I tried running my own math on it and, while I'm not sure I'm correct, I came up with some interesting figures. The left side is the rotation, the right side says the net spell damage benefit from each idol:
ISx1 SFx4: MF Idol 0, SF Idol 51
MFx1 SFx4: MF Idol 31, SF Idol 51
MFx1 Wx8: MF Idol 29, SF Idol 0
MFx1 ISx1 SFx3: MF Idol 35, SF Idol 43
So, unless my math is totally screwed up, the Starfire idol will always provide more net benefit than the Moonfire idol in any rotation that includes Starfire to any significant degree. Does this sound right? It boggles my mind.
P.S.: Obviously, the above figures do not include any spell haste. I'm not actually sure how much difference it would make, anyway. It might also be interesting to compare the relative benefits of the Idol of the Raven Goddess at different amounts of spell damage.