My girlfriend is a little distraught. She plays a shadow priest, and until the recent bug with misery, she could never top the charts. We're in a top end guild, she's one of the better geared members we've got.. and her DPS isn't really "up there."
Now, this isn't a post to complain about DPS, but a post to question why most of the shadow priest buffs have been given to other classes in the raid now. If i'm wrong, please tell me:
Misery is identical to, if not less powerful than, Improved Fairy Fire.
Replenishment was given to Paladins and Hunters.
Shadow Weaving became a self only buff.
Vampiric Embrace has become more of a threat issue than a group heal, especially in fights where it's applicable.
Shadow priests were never a top DPS class, but have always been one of the most essential. It seems now that buffs have completely been re-written that they lost their "mana battery" title, and with it, alot of their respect as far as raid spots are concerned.
Are there any upcoming plans on shadowpriests to make them a much better raid viable class, and give them an identity?