I must say the change to Shadowy Apparitions is much needed, too bad it is in 5.4.
If you don't know what I'm talking about they have changed the way shadowy apparitions work, no longer are they an attackable target. They are considered a missile now.
This I think is aimed directly at pvp which is a nice change because recently blizzard have been changing how shadow priests work in Pvp.
What now i question, experiments would have to be conducted on is in the PVE situations .
The long standing issue is that shadowy apparitions walk towards their target, now most priests take halo that require them to be at 25 yards away for maximum effect, the paradox being is that some bosses and fights shadowy apparitions are fairly much useless because they time out before even reaching their target. Normally this wasn't a huge deal, yes you are losing valuable Dps , but with Throne of thunder shadow priest raiding gear set bonus being greatly dependant on shadowy apparitions effect led to a great amount of frustration. You have an ability that is dependant on a crit from another ability to trigger a % chance on set bonus. And you can have those apparitions do nothing.
My question is though with the change to a missile would they finally be fixed and hit all the time, and also because they are a missile maybe their speed would be increased. Thoughts?