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11-01-2011 @ 4:59PM
I think you're missing Anne's point. I don't think the point is "CLASSIC WOW WAS PERFECT, here's why" but rather "here are five things I really loved about Classic WoW." And I agree - these things listed were what made WoW really great back in the day. It had its weaknesses to be sure - globe-spanning quests that made questing to level dreadfully inefficient, bloated talents that resulted in useless specs, and a lot of grinding to be done. But I still loved it for these reasons.Likewise, Burning Crusade had a lot of things to love about it - better quest design in Outland, fantastic world design in Outland, and really fun raid encounters. It also had several downsides - continuing talent bloat, dreadful reputation systems that resulted in a need to farm heroic dungeons for days on end, and the beginnings of the perennial tug-of-war between Arena, Battleground, and PvE balance.Overall I think that is the point of Anne's posts - to point out what was good about each individual expansion, not necessarily to say that they were perfect. They all had flaws, but these articles aren't about the flaws.
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