1) Gem your fucking gear.
Look, we’ve all gotten a new peice and looked at our funds and cringed. In the very least, toss a blue-quality gem in there. If you don’t have the funds to gem it yet, then…don’t wear it. If I look at you and see multiple ungemmed pieces, though, I’m going to be slightly irked in your direction. I don’t care if it’s “just a heroic”, that’s plain fucking lazy. Dailies, go do them for golds.
1b is naturally ENCHANT your shit (at least, your good epic shit). Even if you get +8 stats instead of +10 because +10 is OMG exepnsive, it shows some effort on your part. If you don’t enchant your ilevel 200 gear…okay. But your 245 pants? Proooobably worth at least putting something on. Some day you might want to do something more than get carried through shit.
2) Interrupt your chain heroics to repair, or you might end up looking kind of dumb like me.
3) Ditto that but with ammo and reagents.
4) Don’t forget the part where you at least try to spec, gear, and perform with some semblence of knowledge. Those can be an evolving process, but seriously? EMPTY GEM SOCKETS ARE AN EASILY SOLVED PROBLEM.
This post brought to you by lingering butthurt over losing the polearm to a huntard with full…ungemmed…t9. But also laughing at myself (see point 2).