So, 2 months into Mists. People love it, like it, dislike it, or even hate it.
Regardless of your opinions, I have a question not about Mists..
More-so about Cata.
I keep continuing to see people say Mists was better than Cata. The reason Mists is better than Cata for me, personally, is because the story telling is much better together, and the raids aren't as unforgiving as they were in Cata at launch.
But, can you guys tell me why Cata was so bad?
We had what, 9 months of Dragon Soul? Part of me feels like so many of you dislike Cata so much because we had a 9 month curb with no new content in Dragonblight against only 8 bosses. But if that's where your hate stems from, was Cata seriously that horrible?
I liked the concept of the first tier of the Cata raids, and I thought the story and boss fights were fun. Even the lay-outs for the zones were gorgeous. I just didn't like how much of a difficulty curb they really threw us at launch.
ZG and ZA redos, at the beckoning of the community after seeing Deadmines and I can't even remember the name of the second, which sucks .
They offered gear to people who couldn't still down the Tier content because they didn't want to simply be like, "Hey, content's too hard, we'll give them better gear to help them overcome this challenge." And it helped, at least for my guild.
Next came Firelands, which I honestly loved. Sure, we got sick of it against because of half a year with no new content, but it was still a very well constructed raid.
And once more we're back at Dragon Soul, whose massive timespan without content is what seemed to ruin the game for so many.
But my question after all this reasoning and laying out my opinion is the following:
Was Cata actually and legitimately that bad?
They redid the entire world, they still released 5 new zones, one with new Underwater Mechanics, along with 3 raids, 9 (?) new Heroics, along with the redone 2 Old Dungeons, 31 point revised talent system, and 2 new playable races, not to mention new class combinations.
I bet some of you would still be griping about being Tauren Druids if you couldn't be Trolls :x.
But, yeah, that's my question, I'm curious what you guys think given all this.