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4-13-2007 @ 3:55PM
You hit on the REAL issue precisely at the end of your last comment."For now give me someone that can do their job. Its no different from a tank controlling agro to a hunter controlling his pet."The problem isn't that "Shadowform sucks", the problem is that somehow you haven't played with a Shadowpriest who has a clue of how to play. I simply bring up D&T and Nihilum as evidence that Shadowpriests ARE a viable spec, and do fill a role in a raid (a DPS role, not a healing role!).I haven't played with many Warlocks who know how to avoid pulling agro. I've also played with a lot of crappy Paladins too. Does that mean these classes and their builds suck? No! You'd have a stronger argument saying "It's hard to find Shadowpriests who know how to play their class in a raid". I might have a greed with that. But to come out and accuse Shadow being a "worthless" and "pointless" spec is ignorance, plain and simple.Your other problem that I mentioned before might be that you are expecting a Shadowpriest to fill a healing role. I never heal for 5-mans, 10-mans, or 25-man instances (except in emergencies). If a group wants me to heal for an instance, I will politely tell them that I can't, I simply don't have the healing umph to be main healer for a 5-man group.Maybe you should tone back your bigotry and look for actual Holy/Disc priests to heal for you, instead of expecting Shadowpriests to be able to do a job they aren't spec'd for.If you want more good reading on Shadowpriests capability, here's an excerpt from an article written by a Priest named Jesta. Overall a great article/writeup, but this is just his page showing his guild's damagemeters on some well-known fights. And no, he doesn't belong to a bleeding-edge content, super-powered guild.http://www.worldofming.com/?p=229&page=8
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