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4-04-2012 @ 2:29PM
All these changes sound rather meh to me. I love my shadow priest right now. I don't want her to change. Granted, I'm playing more as disc right now (was disc for the start of T11, shadow for the second half of T11, shadow for all of T12, and back to disc for T13 - we had an abundance of healers in Firelands, but we've lost them now, so back to healing for me). I really enjoy the way shadow plays right now - I don't want to have to essentially learn an entirely new class! I like topping the damage metres when playing against similarly geared players. I like providing replenishment.With all the changes to disc and shadow, I wonder if my priest will remain my main in MoP. :\
4-04-2012 @ 2:40PM
To be honest, there's not a lot of "learning" required -- I was able to pick up the new shadow priest pretty easily. You have to refresh SW:P now, but that just takes the spot on your keybind that Devouring Plague did. Sure, you have to fire off your Shadowy Apparitions when you hit 3 orbs (or sooner, if you're moving), but they feel more important and satisfying now that you can control when they happen. VE moves onto your toolbar to replace Divine Hymn as your powerful emergency heal that you don't have to stop DPSing to use.All classes are going to get new abilities and lose old ones -- it's just part of the new expansion process. Give the shadow priest a try before you say you're hanging up your DoTs for good. It's a work in progress, and really, it's not that bad.
4-04-2012 @ 2:43PM
I think a lot of people are wondering that right now!
4-04-2012 @ 2:52PM
I got a reply from Fox! (Giddy schoolgirl glee!) Okay, seriously, thanks Fox - that's a little more encouraging. I guess I'm just hoping priests are still a work in progress. I'm sad that I'm far more excited about the changes to my "main alt" (a holy paladin) than the ones for my main (my priest.)
4-04-2012 @ 3:07PM
To be fair, this iteration of the MoP shadow priest is streets ahead of the one from a few months back. A lot of the changes seem scary, like losing the always-on VE. In the long run, though, I think that change is an improvement (as is the press-to-cast SA change).
4-04-2012 @ 4:17PM
Fox, I already loved you... But I love you even more now for using "streets ahead."
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