This has struck me right at the end of Cataclysm. - NOT A QUITTING POST-
WoW doesn't feel quite like WoW anymore to me. I don't mind the Pandaren but WoW feels like it has lost its RPG-Fantasy trope.
I think the armor and story has gotten out of hand.
The story? Back then we had The Scourge, The Dark iron dwarves, The elementals, the Aqir, trolls and blackrock orcs among other things. Now what have we got? Giant stone creatures, Monkies, fish-men, The Sha( ME ANGRY ROAR), Yaun'gol(who i think just wanted a hug) and The Mantid.
Night Elves were allies with the Pandaren right? No mention of them. I don't think i even seen the Pandaren trying to talk with the Yaun'gol.
The areas too. The Shrine of the Two Moons and the Alliance side. They look like an area you'd visit to a KING/QUEEN for a quest to save his daughter/son/wife or some shit, come back with the daughter/son/wife and not go back.
The Dread wastes is just really depressing, it makes Desolace like a ray of sunshine!
The armor has just become to big and and shiney like we're literally living crystals or gold. Look at http://www.wowhead.com/transmog-set=574, Simple cloth armor for a Mage. Now go at T14-Mage, i mean what the hell is with the scrolls? Sure it may look 'SUPAH COOL' but seems to way out there.
Gameplay; Back then we had to reagents for our spells, we had to use them at meaningful times and not spam them.
We also had
- Weapon skills and lockpick to level
It may have been tedious but damn it was great when we finally got those skills up
We had something that represnted 'US', Something that made us feel like the class we picked.
-Homongization wasn't there as much; Not everyone had a stun or a heal. Hunter healing? Warrior healing? Rogue healing? Some might disagree with me here but it gave us a role in our fights. The Cleric healing, The thief with the tricks, the warrior with the shield, The Magi with the spells.
EDIT: Also i think the numbers should be crunched. The numbers seem way too big now.
Right now i play WoW because it doesn't end but right now i just feel something is missing from WoW.