As far as the patch went, the only real effect it had on my Warrior's tanking was that they increased the range of taunt. Not a big buff really, but I guess it could be useful in some situations.
One of the other things I tried out last night was the one hit mining. I must say that I very much enjoy it. There was a lot of competition out, but I still gathered a decent amount of material from flying in circles around the basin. The breakdown was as follows over the 1.5 hours I farmed.
275 x Saronite Ore
13 x Titanium Ore
10 x eternal fire
5 x eternal water
3 x eternal air
9 x eternal shadow
8 x eternal earth
2 x Scarlet Ruby (I think that is what the blue quality red gem is called)
1 x forrest emerald
and a whole boatload of green quality gems (I think I got about 15 in all).
Not a bad haul for 1.5 hours.
I also did an Archavon 25 last night. Not much to speak of besides the fact that I did 1700 DPS on the trash pulls :) We one shotted him and a bunch of mail and leather crap dropped.
The other main activity that I did last night was farm some rep for my fiance so that she could get her "ridiculous" (for anybody who reads the blog, that is what she calls a Mechanostrider). I did all of the Dun Morogh quests in about an hour and got her roughly 4k rep. She is sitting a little under 2k from revered atm. I read somewhere that you get decent Gnomregan Exile rep from running the quests outside of Exodar. I dont really want to go into Gnomregan and do all those quests, but I think I may have to bite the bullet as it is a very large piece of rep. Anyone have any suggestions.
I think I am going to farm the basin some more when I get home. I kept all of the eternals and titanium this time around, but I think I will go ahead and sell everything I pick up today. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do with the green quality gems? I suppose I should just have my buddy cut them and save them for me and the fiance when we get some more gear with sockets.