So, Zarhym slipped into one of the Damage Dealing forums moonkin posts to let us know that they are considering a small damage buff for the struggling moonkin. This would come in one of their 3.3.x mini-patches.
It is NOT a buff to Eclipse that they are considering (thank Elune). Instead, it is a buff to the personal damage gained from Earth & Moon. Here is the good news & the bad news (bad news first?):
Keep in mind that we tend to make much smaller adjustments during a minor patch cycle due to the limited amount of testing time we’re allotted before applying such patches. For this reason you’re not likely to see any major Balance druid changes coming in the next minor patch.
With that being said, one small change we have in the pipeline will double the passive effectiveness of Earth and Moon so that it provides a flat 2/4/6% spell damage increase, up from 1/2/3%. As an obligatory warning, this is subject to change prior to the next minor patch going live.
This would give us moonkin a small damage boost. Nothing major, but just a minor tweak that should scale well (since it’s not in the form of haste, crit, or a random proc). At this point, I’m happy to see any changes at all. I wanted to bring attention to this, especially to give moonkin out there who don’t read the forums at least some small glimmer of hope for changes before Cataclysm to help our ICC PvE damage dealing abilities… and also to say thanks for thinking of us boomkin & giving us some hope for small buffs before Cataclysm.