With one month left to go until life as we know it (in WoW, calm down), changes forever, I thought this was a good time to look back at wrath as an expansion.
What went right, what went wrong, and why I think that Totalbiscuit is a sad man, who is only concerned about WoW, because it has a big audience, and not because he actually *cares* about the game (let alone plays it).
Luckily for me, he sees people like me complaining about him, as more traffic and more dough. Good for him.
But I am getting ahead of myself.
In order to understand why I think that Wrath was the best WoW has ever been, you need to know about me as a player. Unlike Totalbiscuit, I am a raider. In a guild.
I say unlike him, because even though he talks a lot about how raiding is great and being in a guild is even better. The guy has not raided.
Again, I am getting a little ahead of myself, but let me finish this train of thought, so we can get to the core of this: Looking at Wrath in review.
When you judge Wrath of the Lich King, as being a weak expansion with little to no great raiding content, one would assume that you have cleared said content. He has not. In fact he has hardly done anything in any of the 4 major instances. So when someone like him, claims that Wrath was a lowpoint for wow, you have to take it with a grain of salt.
Because all he knows about the raid instances, is what the QQ on the forum have told him. It is kind of sad, to have your bread and butter be a game, you do not like to play all that much, and your one standout comment be that raiding is great and being in a guild is a good idea... When you are not in a guild, nor are raiding.
My point is, watch his vids for instance-beta-runs, they are fun. Do not listen to the drivel he talks about when concerning raiding. The guy does not raid. He does not know how raiding in Wrath works, because he has not raided there.
Yes I am attacking one guy, but he stands - to me- as the core problem with WoW at the moment:
People who do not know what the Fekk they are talking about, moan about stuff to make themselves popular.
Just like the Greedy Goblin does not believe that any human beings are M&S, he is just doing it to stroke his ego by getting large numbers of readers. Some people need that in their life, but you should not worry about them.
Right, ranty dorf stuff out of the way, let us use this prelude well, with a schedule of what I wanted to get to.
First part: 'Judging your present, means you should know your past.' Where I go on and on about how raiding used to be. Starting with vanilla, and -depending on how long i rant- will also cover The Burning Crusade.
Second part: ' Evolving, how quests, dungeons, and raids have improved vastly' But also how two steps forward might also mean taking 1 step backward.
Third part: 'How raiding and questing and leveling in Wrath is the best it has ever been' Get your facts straight, there have not been an expansion where the raiding, dungeons and leveling have not been better. The only thing wrong, was Blizzards super slow pace at releasing it. (and misjudging the use/difficulty of dungeons).
I guess that regular readers will know pretty much everyrthing I am going to say in the next 3 parts (and it might not become 3 posts, but only two), but this is stuff I really want to say, so... It will be said :)