If PvE, what type of PvE? [Heroics/Raids/Other]
I love raiding but if u compare the hours spent on it, I spend far more time in 5's
What are your biggest quality-of-life issues? For instance, no longer requiring ammo could be considered a quality-of-life improvement for hunters.
I have none, unless mana costs or dropping shadowform to use non shadowform spells count. If I am not keeping close watch on rotation between mana gaining cooldowns then I can easily hemorage out mana til oom. There are times I use non shadowform spells, leap of faith flash of light hymn of hope, that break form. In some cases it would have resulted in a tank death if I hadn't, but it always feels like punishment whenever I break from my rotation to do it. It's impacting my dps and there's no self benefit like the utility that was built into ret paladins and even worse it breaks form.
What makes playing your class more fun?
The idea of playing a caster that's using shadow or black magics to fight is a cool concept. Warlocks don't even do that, they set things on fire and curses. And when you set up everything proper in rotation and on a good day you can just rip something apart.
What makes playing your class less fun?
We could use more direct damage abillites or visuals for the ones we already have. The visual effect of a lightning bolt flying through the air is one of my favorite aspects of my elemental shaman but shadow priests don't have that. There's no visceral feel to the fact that your pressing buttons is doing anything except creating yellow numbers that fill your screen.
How do you feel about your “rotation”? (Rotation is the accepted order in which abilities are used to maximum efficiency.)
I like it fine. It's challenging but not so focus required that it kills you too keep it up. On my aff lock it always felt like I had a choice between awareness and watching my dot timers, shadow priests don't feel like that at all.
What’s on your wish list for your class?
I think some changes could be made to mindspike. We got this new spell that's only useful at the beginning of an encounter, which would be great if encounters weren't running as long as 7 or ten minutes straight.
And I wish that the timers for devouring plague and vampire touch were closer together. or maybe 2 seconds apart.
Any other complaints were mentioned in answering the questions in the above, more visual effects, mana annoyances.
What spells do you use the least?
Compared to the rest, shadow spike.