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10-28-2011 @ 4:12PM
Core problems with Cataclysm: (admittedly, I stopped playing in February)1. Much of the lore was outsourced to books and not played out in game. There were many opportunities missed because of this: we could have had a dungeon going after Mara Grimtotem as a boss that involved rescuing Baine Bloodhoof, etc. Some sort of questing/event/instance for ironforge invasion.2. Leveling 80-85 mostly involved camping in capitol city and porting into the zones. So no sense of scale, interconnectedness, etc.3. Uldum's buggy cinematics complete fail. Plus the Raiders of the Lost Ark spoof wore out its welcome long before the zone was done.4. Heroics way overtuned at the start. Pugging them was really frustrating and many of them were just too long, even with a successful group. My understanding is that the troll ones are similar.5. Merging the 10/25 raids was a terrible idea. At least the Raid Finder in 4.3 will hopefully mitigate this.6. Getting from 80 to 85 for me took a little longer than a week without trying hard and playing casually in a non-dps spec. It was really quick getting Cata Loremaster and completing all the zones' quests. Then what? Just not enough content when compared to Wrath at launch.7. You had to gear up for raids by doing heroics first, unlike in wrath where Naxx 10 had the same gear level as heroics. 8. Guild leveling. UGH. Especially to get useful "perks" like the fish feasts. Not fair to smaller guilds.I'm sure there are more. Sorry for the wall o' text.
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