Mists is heading on it's 3rd of estimated 4th content patch, and I'd dare say it's already delivered more than Cataclysm. So despite not playing it I can say I am certainly not surprised it is second in the polls. I also presume that maybe Cata's lull has something to do with the positive reception amongst those who stuck around for Mists, myself, but it's hard to really verify these nostalgia/bias arguments, am I right?
I abstain from voting between WoW and BC since I apparently could do both. Not much of a fan of Wrath outside of Zul'drak, Storm Peaks and Ulduar (so original, I know).
Overall, WotLK was the best IMO. Cool raids, better questing, cool zones, lowest amount of complaints on the official forums of any expansion, and fast-paced PvP.
BC also had fast-paced PvP which was fun if you were on the right class/spec, but the raids were boring as can be.
Mop has the potential to be the best expansion yet they just need to bring back 10/25 man separate lockouts and remove some instant cc from pvp. Ranged need to cast more and so do healers then this will be the best expansion so far. They have already scrapped most of the rng out of pvp as well as almost completely removed pve gear from pvp.
You're right except for 2 things.
1. My name is spelt "God" not "Loucious-sama".
2. I'm not a man, because man is inherently flawed. I am in fact a being so far beyond your comprehension that archaic constraints like flesh, blood, time and consequently, gender, have no meaning to me.
How shocking. Another "best WoW expansion" thread where Wrath is on top, despite all the people with rose colored glasses crying to bring back BC and the laughable Vanilla
If you go by subscription numbers, Wrath was the best with 12 million players playing by the end. Even with the 1 year lapse in new content after ICC was released, Wrath still grew to 12 million players.
Subs have been shedding (and will continue to do so) because Blizzard continues to fail to duplicate what made Wrath a success.
If you had asked me this question some time ago, I would have answered Wrath based on the lore. After seeing two patches from Mists and small amounts of datamined 5.3 info, I have to say I changed my mind. Of course I'm not judging based on lore alone, but lore was what gave Wrath the edge back in 5.0 and 5.1 for me. That has changed, though.
In order least to best: Cata < MoP < BC < Wrath
And yes, that's my final answer.
TBC but I think all the people who love it forget one thing about it.
THE FUCKING LAUGHING IN SHATTRATH. It made me so insecure
BC >slightly> MoP > WotLK >>>>>>>>>>>> Cata
1) Load the amount of weight I would deadlift onto the bench
3) Crank out 15 reps
4) Be ashamed of constantly skipping leg day
For raiding: BC > Wrath > Cata = MoP
MoP isn't done yet, but overall I didn't think Tier 14 was that good.... but then again, tier 13 was completely awful and tier 12 was garbage outside of heroic Rag, which is unfortunate considering how fun tier 11 was (albeit too long).
For PvP: BC >> Wrath >>>>>>>>> Cata >> MoP
IMO the longer the game has been out, the worse PvP has gotten. I understand it wasn't balanced much at all for most of BC and Wotlk, but unbalanced PvP is still a ton better than what we have today.
Since all I really care about it raiding and PvP, my opinion ends there. I am sure there are tons of people who care about lore and questing and achievements and _____ that will disagree with me.... and I am sure there are even more people who never actually played (or raided or PvPed... despite what they say) during BC who will disagree with me.
For me personally it was TBC, but that's just because I had an awesome guild with awesome people to play with back then.
Now I can't commit to raiding anymore because of my work.
Also, I see you prolly never really touched recruitment process. I was a guild leader and TBC model was the biggest guild leading nightmare ever.
Wrath of the Lich King, no doubt.
That expansion was almost perfect, Huge raids, very well tuned dungeons, great environment, excelent lore, catch up dungeons when needed, excelent execution of hard modes, non-raiders content, everything.
Blizzard lost their compass after that, Cata was terribly tuned at the begginning and was dull at the end, they made the same mistake that they are doing now in MoP, they are focusing on one aspect of the game and ignoring the others.
MoP is as bad as Cata and i would say its even worse. MoP effectively killed World of Wacraft and turned into World of Dailycraft.
TBC was good, but not as perfect as Wrath.
TBC > MoP > WoTLK >> Cata.
Both PvE and PvP was so much better/fun in TBC than it was in WoTLK.
Feels like the raiding aspect of MoP is almost on par with TBC but the dungeons are not as difficult and fun as in TBC, but challenge mode made up for that.
Classic was the best period, not for its features nor for its content. It was the best because the game was new to us all, an unexplored world of massive scale, the first MMO for many of us. That feeling will never return in subsequent expansions.
As for the best expansion, I would have to say Cataclysm. It blew new life into an entire segment of the world (1-60) making alts more fun than ever. Not to mention Raid finder and Transmog are the best thing since sliced bread for those of us playing WoW for our casual gaming fix.
I can agree that the raids in TBC or WoTLK may have been more intense, and my favourite moments were spent downing Yogg-saron in Ulduar. I do not have time for guild raid shenannigans however, so Cata's features all in all steal the cake.