Jul 6th 2011 12:52PM Yes, they do. Shadow priests use spirit for hit, just like Ele Shaman use spirit for hit.
Jul 6th 2011 8:08AM I'm the addicted type of player ;-)
As for raiding, I wouldn't call myself hardcore but I hesitate to use the word "casual" because for many people this means to show up for raids if and when they feel like it and play sloggishly. I see WoW as a hobby and so I put dedication into it (just like other people do with their football or whatever hobbies): I learn all I can about my class, I try to get better all the time.
I raid 3-4 times a week and I'm always there, punctual, flasked etc, prepared in terms of tactics and ready to go. Fortunately I've found a lovely guild that has the same values. If that's considered hardcore, then so be it!
Jul 6th 2011 4:15AM The question remains as to why they decided to give healing priests "more options" by removing (almost) all spirit drops, and have deprived the poor healing druids, shaman, and pallies of that pleasure?
Jul 5th 2011 9:16AM Tsk. Those American types don't even know that patch day is *Wednesday* ;-)
So on Tuesdays, I'll happily play WoW and pity the Americans who can't! And on Wednesdays, I sleep, go to work, and hope there won't be some huge update to download in the evening that'll make me late for my raid.
What I find far more interesting is: What do our *characters* do on patch day, when we can't spy on them as we usually do? Do they get drunk at the Legerdemain Inn in Dalaran? Have a pedicure?
Jul 5th 2011 3:21AM If you see everything from a purely raiding perspective, then the nerf to Glyph of Soul Swap was probably justified. But endgame isn't the *only* thing that matters in WoW, even if some people think so. Levelling an affli warlock is a pain as it is - things in dungeons die so fast that my dps is sometimes ridiculously low, while it shoots up past almost everybody else's on the very rare boss fights that take more than one minute.
Glyphed Soul Swap was one thing that mitigate this a little bit. It was what made me dig out my mid-level warlock and level her for a bit. She's mid-70s levels now and I think I'm going to shelf her again because it just isn't fun. Not important? 85 levels is a long time, if you don't have all day, every day to play WoW.
Just my two cents.
Jul 5th 2011 3:14AM I don't do the Hyjal dailies, as I don't see any reason to as a holy priest. One semi-interesting trinket but that's all, and it's not enough to get me to do the whole grind.
What I'm worried about is issues of comparison with other healers. Disc priests are ok with a little less spirit and they are fairly strong anyway at the moment. Holy... not so much. As for mana issues, congratulations to those who don't have them but I do, and that's normal mode FL bosses we're talking about. So I really can't afford to give up any more spirit.
Fast-forward a couple months and I can see every other healer surpassing me because I just can't keep up: either I'll run out of mana in 2 minutes or I'll miss throughput because all I do is cast Heal.
Jul 4th 2011 7:11PM Thank you :-)
And I hope mine wasn't one of the really weird e-mails, lol!
Jul 3rd 2011 6:28PM Well, you can have 3-d motion without the vehicle, as in Al'Akir...
Jul 2nd 2011 4:14PM I'm this weird person who by rights should be a "Wrath baby" but remembers astonishing details of Vanilla and TBC days. That's because my ex used to play in those days, and I often looked over his shoulder when he was raiding with his guild. He also gave me "guided tours" when he wasn't raiding, and I didn't want to admit how impressed I was because WoW was his thing.
We split up.... about six months later, July 2009, I was bored and thought, what the heck, the trial is free... Picked a server at random and the weirdest thing is, it was the server my ex was on. I whispered him and we're good "online friends" these days, sometimes doing a dungeon run together with his now-fiancée and their guild. Fun times!
Jul 1st 2011 8:30AM I think it's a question of taste, really. I have a raven-haired Dwarf Paladin-ess with a cute face and I think she's gorgeous. So is my female Troll - most beautiful character I've ever had actually, I'd KILL for those legs! This is her, I dare you to not find her gorgeous :-)