A little precursor to my question, I am a lvl 80 Palidin on the Cairne server and our guild is just starting to raid. With that, my gear upgrades have come from mostly Conquest Badges and as soon as I can get more Heroic Dailies done, Triumph badges. Our guild is no where near going to 10 man TOC, most are barely Nax ready. It's a fairly casual guild, but if the guild wants to keep the better geared members they are going to have to start raiding and keep a strong focus on it.
Gearing up using Conquest badges has been great, but I missed an important aspect of the gear as I was swapping pieces out, I lost almost all of my Hit Rating. I was noticing I had misses during some fights, an obvious DPS kill. Other than the hit I have on my T8 chest piece, I had no hit rating (I had gemmed for strength across the board). This posed the question, do I gem for Hit until I can get 8.5 or 9 gear with hit on it, or do I gem for strength? I have currently gemmed for Hit and enchanted for hit where possible, I do not miss, but my DPS has suffered a bit for it.
It's going to take awhile to get enough Triumph badges (pre-patch that is) to gear the gear available to me with hit, but which is better, strength or not missing?
Thanks for your time