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11-01-2011 @ 4:41PM
I feel like the title could just be "5 Reasons You Should Love World of Warcraft." None of that is exclusive to vanilla. I suppose the "discovery" bit might be - I know I haven't had quite the same sense of adventure since I left Teldrassil for the first time - but new players starting today would still feel that. It's us that have changed, not the game.I would actually argue that gameplay, visual diversity, and community have improved since vanilla. Realm-based communities might be mostly dead, but there are some amazing blog communities and WoWInsider itself that more than make up for that.The revolutionary stuff doesn't occur to the same extent nowadays, of course, but that's because WoW is building on itself and other games are following suit. Comparing Vanilla to Everquest isn't quite the same as comparing Cata to Rift. For better or worse, WoW is still the trend setter in the MMO market.Vanilla was a very good game for its time, but the game we have today is objectively better and it's unfair to give all the credit to vanilla. People like Ghostcrawler have been working their asses off to try improving the game and deserve better than being looked over in favor of nostalgia.
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