There are some amazing Shadow Priest bloggers out there, though I couldn’t give my opinion on the Shadow Priest columnist ((being a no spoiler freak, then traipsing and MMO Champion like there’s no tomorrow would not mix well)), I have heard that they are very good. Not to mention the brilliant community behind, who, if you look properly, have answers for pretty much everything, to the point that even Elitist Jerks use them as a reference point, rather than the other way around. And of course, a couple of great web comic artists (both of whom are in my blogroll). Yet, it still seems that Shadow Priests are a little under-represented.

I’d like to say that it’s the curse of being a hybrid, but there are plenty of Retribution Paladins, Moonkins, and Kitty Druids. I suppose Shamans are in the same boat, mind. Here’s the thing though, as things currently stand, Shadow Priests are pretty boring to level until you have the proper tools: Shadowform, Mind Flay, Vampiric Touch. Until then, you’re not really a Shadow Priest, let’s face it. I think the slowness to actually become what you’re trying to level does put a lot of people off. They’ll either go all “Fuck it, this is lame, I’m gonna heal dungeons instead,” to which I just have to say – DON’T DO IT, THINK OF THE COOKIES YOU’RE ABANDONING! Or, they just stop playing their Priest altogether.

This is why the new talent changes are AMAZING. Less bother over where to put your points, better talents to choose from, cooler abilities to make 5 mans much, much more fun, and of course, you get the Shadow Priesty stuff ((Mind Flay, Shadowform, Vampiric Touch)) from a much earlier level – hopefully making Shadow Priest feel more like Shadow Priest, and bringing our awesome class a lot more, well deserved, love. This needs some celebratory dancing methinks! (By the way, the following video is a clip from Eurovision, if you know what that is, yes I did watch it, great for the rofls! But I truly loved this.)