The last time I played WoW was during 4.3. I also dabbled a bit in the MoP beta, and was super involved in looking at class changes/the new glyphs, etc.
So to start, I do have a vague idea of the new spells and abilities I've gained, and some that I've lost. HTT looks promising, Ascendance looks nice, all that good stuff. I know from looking at the final beta builds that the Riptide Glyph and Chain Healing glyphs were less than desirable, CH situational at best. All that good stuff. Whatever.
What I've come to ask about is, what has changed?
In the beta, there was some talk about GHW just being useless, as HS got a boost to the point where it was healing the same amount for slightly less mana, and it was actually more mana efficient. In catalysm, the opposite was true: You more or less took Healing Surge off your bars and never touched it again. Is either of these still the case? Or is Healing Surge usable, and GHW still your go-to "big heal"?
As far as gemming:
In cata, it was "Go Intellect or Go Home." With the removal of our ability to spam LB and get mana back, coupled with Intellect no longer increasing our mana pool, spirit became a hell of a lot more important going into MoP. Is our gemming priority now Int=Spirit>secondary-stats-i'll-ask-about-in-a-moment? What gems should I use for different slots now?
Can someone layout the new haste breakpoints for me, what they do, and the importance of reaching each one, if breakpoint is better for 25m and optional in 10m and vice versa?
As far as spirit is concerned, once I hit 90, what's a good spirit level? Whats the "magic number" that works for most people?
Haste vs Mastery vs Crit; which one wins out here? In cata, I remember reforging off all of my crit, getting my spirit to a level where I don't run oom, and then dumping everything into mastery/haste. What's the current priority?
Ah.... excuse my armory. My game isn't installed, and for some reason it's showing me as elemental/subtlety (world's No#1 Sub Shaman HOLLA). Glyphs were converted and changed, and so that... that isn't an optimal setup. ha.