What type of content do you focus on? [PvE/PvP/Both]
At the moment, I'm mostly PvE with a sprinkle of PvP.
If PvE, what type of PvE? [Heroics/Raids/Other]
Well, my guild just killed H Ragnaros so I'm into fairly hardcore raiding.
If PvP, what type of PvP? [Arenas, BGs, Rated BGs]
My PvP has been focused around 3s, shadow and disc.
What are your biggest quality-of-life issues?
PvE: The fact that I absolutely adore holy, and would play it 100% of the time if allowed, but because of my lack of a real "raid cooldown" (Barrier, Totem, Divine Guardian, AM, etc) I am forced to go disc. This issue wasn't really huge in t11, I don't think I ever really was forced into disc there. It's really been a big deal in Firelands though.
PvP: Well, I feel disc doesn't bring nearly as much to the table to protect themselves/their teammates. After playing a resto shaman for a bit, I just couldn't believe how much more control over the situation I had. It may be a resto shaman issue, but disc really could use a lot of the things resto shaman have going on. (Also, this ties into shadow, but a melee range AoE fear is awesome sometimes, but a lot of the time I'm finding it really does 0 to help me. Ex, a Death Knight is on me. Okay, goodbye world.)
Shadow is really fun, and really powerful atm. I love playing it, but most arena matches end in me oom and doing /flop. The mana requirement on shadow seems a lot higher than most other dps specs, so that we go oom disproportionately earlier than anyone else. Our escapes rely a lot on the team properly supporting, but our "Fade-freedom" does nothing against things like Desecration, which leads to "WHY IS THIS DK ON ME WHY WON'T HE JUST LEAVE ME ALONE I CAN'T DO ANYTHING TO HIM OR RUN AWAY". >.>
What makes playing your class more fun?
I love that I'm a very powerful and versatile healer in holy, I can cover for a tank healer if they die, I can keep the raid up like a champ, etc.
I love shadow so much in PvP because it gives me the same feel my affliction warlock had, but this time I can heal myself!
What makes playing your class less fun?
Death Knights. >.> And being oom. And Divine Hymn being.. eh.
And the lack of ANY spirit cloth drops from Firelands. It's really NO FUN getting basically zero loot over the weeks and weeks of raiding, simply because we weren't itemized for. And no, cloth without spirit will never go to a healing priest over a dps in any hardcore raiding guild. And as holy, I'm not even sure I really want to lose that much spirit. I'm already strapped for mana when I'm pushing myself hard enough, and losing my main source of regen sucks. (Btw, if you have to drop one type of gear from the loot tables, why would you choose spirit cloth over spirit plate? 3 specs vs 1 spec. Come on. :( )
Also, Conqueror token. It has sucked since BT/Hyjal. =( We're 0/9 for Domo the past 3 weeks.
How do you feel about your “rotation”?
I haven't played shadow a whole lot since 4.2, but I really love the rotation. It's very interesting, and keeps me entertained.
Holy doesn't really have much of a "rotation", but my spell usage per fight is always interesting and enjoyable. That's why I made a priest!
What’s on your wish list for your class?
A better raid cooldown for holy, mana improvements (I guess these come with gear), some really awesome tier sets (haven't been too impressed lately, but I'm spoiled from how awesome the BC/Ulduar sets were).
What spells do you use the least?
Mind Soothe! =P
But seriously, now that I've "graduated" from it, I very rarely cast Heal. Almost never. But I get a fair use out of basically all of my other spells, especially after H Ragnaros. (Btw, more than happy to provide World of Logs if you guys would like to see my spell breakdowns/etc)
Thank you guys for taking the time to do this in a structured way, and I hope this is helpful.
Edited by Schrei on 9/12/2011 10:18 AM PDT