May 6th 2009 11:29AM While I play both disc and holy, I was looking forward to reading the blog with a little more insight in to the holy field. Maybe a trade-off would be in order, one Sunday of discipline information and the next Sunday for holy? With possibly different writers for each.
I haven't noticed huge mana issues in my discipline spec unless I'm getting mana burned to death, but I've mostly been sticking to battlegrounds since I've never been a fan of arenas. As far as raiding discipline, I haven't tried it yet, but there were a few fights where I was tempted.
I raid holy with a shaman and a druid. The druid is on the main tank with the shaman on raid duty. I do raid and off tank.
I've noticed the demands on the offtank in Ulduar have increased significantly so taking talents such as Inspiration have been a must for me where before I might have passed it by for more points elsewhere. Also Body and Soul has been a bigger help in raiding than I thought. Helping people to get out of damaging areas quicker or the tanks to get to stray mobs, I honestly just adore that talent. But I do have the benefit of not having to fight over shields with a discipline priest, I'm not 100% sure that I would take that talent if I were in a raid group with one.
Like Matt I've noticed some people erring on the side of too much mana conservation, I started off like that right after the big nerf. After reading up on the talents, I figured out a spec and a slight tweak in my gearing that erased all my mana concerns in raid and it has been business as usual. I dropped a little spell power and haste in exchange for more crit. Now my holy crit is at 21%. I took Holy Specialization, Surge of Light, and Holy Concentration, this has made SoL and HC a near constant proc. A high spirit trinket, something like http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=60517 (Talisman of Troll Divinity) or http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40430 (Majestic Dragon Figurine) really helps to increase the mana gain of HC. So while I'm obviously not just spamming heals and wasting my mana, I'm not afraid of keeping everyone nicely topped off as I was.
May 5th 2009 10:53AM I absolutely do not believe that. At least not with Northrend. Have you really taken a look at Northrend? It's beautiful. All the little details I think so many people overlook, they really put a lot of effort in to. The birds that rest on rocks and bones instead of just constantly hovering around them. Or even the tickbirds in Sholazar that perch on the horns of animals. The Furbolg city in the fallen world tree, the mist that twines in the trees of Howling Fjord.
And they put so much effort in to making the quests new an exciting. Implementing phasing so you really feel like the quest you just did really effected the world you're playing in. Riding on the shoulders of a storm giant, controlling mighty dragons. Fighting a dreadlord beside the leaders of the Horde.
Don't get me wrong, I love Vanilla WoW, but to say it's the only time developers cared about the world they're creating is just plain silly.
Dec 23rd 2008 6:37PM I've only asked for a portal once since I've been playing, nearly 3 years now. Of course the one time I did ask I got completely ignored. It was a 76 mage running by me in Undercity and I very politely asked for a portal to Dalaran. I even said excuse me and please and thank you, offered a tip or a trade item, which ever they'd prefer plus I had a rune of portals. They ignored me and later a 'lock I'd grouped with before came on and 'ghetto summoned' me, they picked the trade item which was a stack of cobalt ore that at the time was going for 130g on the AH. Mage lost out. :
Dec 17th 2007 12:21PM For the Horde! and stuff.
I'd like a Horde laptop?
Nov 30th 2006 3:53PM I'm a female and my main is a Troll priest, but not because that was really my first choice.
My friend had been pestering and pestering me to come play WoW, since she lives in a different state we could game together and talk. Finally I broke and got the game. Having no idea what to go for I was originally planning on going for a warrior or hunter. I actually wanted little to do with the magic classes because I always had to be the damned mage/druid/whatever way back in the day of D&D. Of course, what does the guild she's in need more of? Priests. Apparently you can never have enough of them. Siiigh, I rolled my priest. I've actually grown pretty fond of my little holy Troll, but I don't think it has anything to do with what's between my legs or my need to nuture anyone.
There are lots of reasons to like playing a priest, for one, you never have any lack of people wanting to group and run an instance with you. Infact, I get too many offers. Or how about the fun of mind control, not much is more satisfying than running someone off a cliff. ;) And how about the fact that no one in the game has a holy resistance? These are all good reasons for *both* sexes to want to play a priest.
Also, for the record, I'm the only female healer in the guild and my friend, a girl, loves playing her warrior. ;)
My guess is this guy is probably socially inept and doesn't have much experience around women.