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[–] Moonbat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Leveling is a lot faster and easier than it used to be. Even so, your brother is right about hunters, they're easy to play, easy to level, and they have endgame abilities that make them unique. However, they can only ever do damage. When you level cap, you'll be glad you can heal, because it will make you more versatile and sought after in groups. For example - I don't know if you've tried group finder yet. The wait time for me as a hunter to get into a lvl 100 raid is usually about an hour. For my holy priest, 5 minutes.

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[–] Fenrirwulf 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Never really worry about starting a new character, that is a large part of the fun. If you aren't enjoying your current class feel free to switch. I have over 50 characters between my two accounts spread across various servers and levels.

The level boost would be difficult for a new player. Much better to just level through quests and take your time. That way you get used to your skills as you get them. There is also a lot of interesting story you get by reading all the quest text, but you don't have to. You can do dungeons once you feel more comfortable with your abilities but you never really have to.

As mentioned if you want to stick with priest, dual spec into shadow if you are at least level 30. You have 11 character slots per server, so you can try them all. Pick a class and play with it for a few hours to see how you like it. Hunter is a good suggestion, they have a lot of survivalability because the pet can tank and you can heal the pet somewhat. Also I would suggest you try the other hybrid classes and level in a dps spec. That way you have limited healing to get you out of a tight spot. The pure dps classes can get annoying because all you have is dps, so if you are in battle and low in health there isn't much you can do. Paladin is strong, and my favorite class. Retribution is the dps spec, but protection can be fun to level also. The drawback with protection is it is the tank spec so if you want to do a dungeion you will have to tank, which can be a little overwhelming for a new player, but as I said, you don't have to do the dungeons. There is also shadow priest as mentioned earlier, along with enhancement shaman, feral druid, windwalker monk.

You have a limit of 11 chars per server, but a total of 50 characters per account, so you can also try other servers. I am not a fan of forced pvp so I have never really played on a pvp server, nor am I an rp fan so I haven't spent much time of the rp realms. I pretty much stick to pve, if I want to pvp there are battlegrounds etc. If you are trying new classes you may want to try different servers types or just different servers You are also free to try both factions.

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[–] Madonnymous [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thank you for your message. I made a goblin hunter last night and I actually went ahead and talked to a group who was RPng and had a lot of fun and made friends! Turns out some light RP for me was really fun and I love the goblins. It was probably a combination of finding a character that worked better for me and just writing this post to be determined to talk to new people. And of course I still have my troll for AH, banking, etc until I level the hunter up. :) If I buy WoD, I might just go ahead and level the priest to 90 just for the flying capabilities but stay away from dungeons until I become a better player.

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[–] Deadmeat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good to hear you're still hanging in there. I was the same way as you starting a class that probably wasn't right for me. I started in Cata with a rogue. Rogues are a very finicky class- you're either awesome or your bad, I was bad. I loved questing and exploring but I would get kicked from groups because I couldn't hold my own. Got fed up, sold all his gear, gave away the gold and canceled subscription. Until I realized I still had a week left in my sub. "Oh why not play the last week with the most ridiculous class I can think of before I leave forever" I thought. Made goblin death knight. It was like a completely different game. Different starting zone, already at 55, powerful abilities, held my own without trying to hard, did a little research and found myself on top of charts. I resubbed, got picked up by a guild for tanking while DPSing like a champ in PUGs/LFGs. I still have that rogue, I level him, max his professions, and do mount runs, but I'm a DK at heart.

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[–] pwnstar 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've not played in years, but I mained a priest for a few years. To level, go down the shadow tree, it's actually reallllly fun.

Focus on quests rather than dungeons for leveling, it's quicker and gear rewards are usually sufficient for leveling til your next upgrades come from future quest rewards.

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[–] Madonnymous [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thank you. My brother told me I had to do dungeons for the equipment.

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[–] pwnstar 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Think of dungeons as a way to gear up for endgame. You level so quickly that the gear you just spent a few hours getting in a dungeon will be irrelevant in just a few levels.

Finish an entire zones quest lines and you will level quite quickly, and be a level or 2 above the quest mobs to make it pretty easy to solo.