I’ve tried leveling a priest a couple times now. There is a little girl on Matticus’ server right now collecting dust. She is sadly my highest Alliance character. All big and bad at level 11!
At the writing of this post I have manage through about a billion smite casts to get Misslitewell to 20. Woo fucking whoo I know. Priest leveling is so incredibly hard and boring. I stand in the back and frantically search for my blink button. While dpsing is no different than the mage, healing is SO different than the druid. On the druid it always felt like preventative healing. While on the priest its reactionary. Of course I have a small HoT, but it is not stackable and I have to remember to not over click it. Damn you lifebloom. Cast times are slow, but then again, I am only 20.
My goal is to get her to at least 40 to get ShadowForm and see how I feel about her. mmmmm Shawdowy goodness. I raided with a SP back in Vanilla named Despina. She was the best shadow priest ever and a hot aussie. Then there was Rajna (who has an epic beard) and Rasagoul (who always kept me entertained) in BC and Wrath, but equally shadowy with outstanding DPS and great personalities to boot!
I do need to search out some priest healing blogs, I am currently using this as a leveling guide but its limited in many ways. I also need to write some nifty macros.
BTW I’ve completely fallen in LOVE with this UI. I’m using it on all my chars right now. Its insane, beautiful, sexy, smart. Yes a UI!