I’m pretty new, SUPER casual, and usually play MMOs for the story & dungeons.
I prefer a simple/straightforward playstyle, LOVE healing, and tend to like HoT/DoTs and things like helper summons if possible.
For some reason I’ve found WoW healing to be a lot more stressful than some other games, partly because the default pace for running dungeons seems to be a veteran sprint so far (i know, expected with mostly PF groups, but still!)
I’ve been trying out priest since it was recommended as the most flexible & straightforward for newbies, but I’m just so far not a fan of the style (low mobility so catching up to & saving the sprinting tank is rough, barely any fun utilities, rarely using HoTs) - or really excited by the class/other specs so far :T
I’ve been thinking about switching to a DPS class (or more of a hybrid class with that option) - it would be my first game to try that in, but maybe it’d be nice to have a bit less stressful runs where I could take in the enemies & encounters a bit more!
So - putting priest aside - out of all the classes, the ones that excite me the most after giving them a small try are Shaman & Paladin. They both have a healing and damage spec (no interest in tanking at all btw), and seem fun and with more varied, flavoured kits.
Which do you most enjoy/recommend more out of those two for a simple-minded casual, for both their DPS & healing options, and why?
Any tips at all are very appreciated!
(also, yes, I’ve considered Druids too, but they’re just not for me)