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Dissension among the priest ranks

Actually, only one priest, and he's sort of a tool. Pawne of Box Lunch on Dentarg says he'll never heal a shadow priest, and in fact refuses to group with them at all, which must make raids interesting. If the group he's in has a shadow priest, he makes the group kick them before he joins. As expected, all the other priests (shadow, holy and discipline) tear him apart for defying priest unity, having bad gear, not being 70, and pretty much anything else they can get their hands on. The Armory really makes making fun of people on the forums a lot easier.

The argument then descends into hilarity as the priests call him a bigot and he calls them nerds, as if arguing on a WoW forum didn't make everyone involved a nerd. Since Pawne has also posted that he doesn't like turning into a girl when he dies, I suspect he's either a clever troll or not exactly at the front of the line when brains were handed out.

I understand why some guilds don't like having all shadow priests -- you do probably need the majority of your healers to be healing specced if you want to be on the cutting edge of new content. Nevertheless, as a rogue, I love being grouped with a shadow priest, since vampiric embrace heals us when everyone else seems to have forgotten us. If I ever stop being lazy and level my blood elf priest, she'll be shadow until 70.

What do you think about shadow priests?

Filed under: Priest, Analysis / Opinion

Yes, you do still have those healing spells

We've written a lot here about offspecs, and it seems that with the Burning Crusade, players who choose to offspec are finally getting their due-- druids can play as rogues, shadow priests can play as warlocks, and dual-wielding shaman can play as fury warriors if they want to.

But there is one problem. Some players are, unfortunately, forgetting exactly not what they're supposed to do, but what they can do (excellent rant there, definitely worth a read). If you're a shadow priest, please remember that it is possible to get out of shadow form and heal if necessary. You may be a feral druid, but sometimes it's time to step back, drop out of cat form, and heal. And sure, as an enhancement shaman, you may have loaded up on strength, stamina, and agility rather than +healing, but when the healer is going down fast, every bit counts, and it's time to get out Lesser Healing Wave and start spamming.

I don't mean to force you to only do things you aren't specced to do-- if you're shadow, and someone asks you to main heal an instance, you have a right to say no. As I said, we here are all for offspecs-- they break the cookie cutter molds built around characters and show us things in this game that have never been done before. But in this case, necessity is the mother of non-invention-- if necessity calls you to fill a traditional role, even for one fight, please, fill it.

Filed under: Druid, Priest, Shaman, Analysis / Opinion, Raiding, Talents

Shadow priests have a website to call their own [Update]

While I don't think Blizzard has sanctioned this website as the Official Shadow Priest homepage, they probably should. At first I thought this was just the rantings of a 13 year old leet gamer, but the proper grammar and lack of typos leads me to believe it is just a clever little piece of satire. The author certainly sounds like a veteran shadow priest with observations like...

  • "Shadow priests are fast, smooth, cool, strong, powerful and sweet." Can't argue with that logic!
  • His liberal use of the term "melt faces".
  • Shadow priests being so cool that they cause the author to lose control of, well...you should go and check that part out yourself.
  • Finally, he tells an amazing tale of a shadow priest at an inn that you must read to truly appreciate.
I love WoW websites that don't take themselves too seriously, and this one certainly fits the bill. And while it is not laugh out loud funny, I think it is pretty darn clever. What do you guys think? Does the website convince you that shadow priests have the REAL Ultimate Power?

[This website might be slightly NSFW due to colorful language. And upon further review, the Official Shadow Priest site is a parody of another site dealing with the only thing that might be cooler than shadow priests, that being ninjas.]

[Update: Sorry guys, but as Ken said in his comment "Geocities ftl". Hopefully the link will be back up soon! While we wait, be sure to check out the comments, as Undying has the text from the site.]

Filed under: Priest

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