Using flying mounts pre max level (Having to level my main all the way to 90 was bad enough...but alts too...?)
You can't get anything good for valor in 6 days.
Treasure grab scenario is once a week and it gives on average 10 charms
ToT LFR is not my goal. ToT LFR is a catch up mechanism too. So in MoP we have catch up mechanisms for catch up mechanisms for catch up mechanisms.
My goal is 500+ ilvl to do normals. ToT LFR takes Mogu Runes not Charms. And drop rates are abysmal.
Oh and legendary quest.
So yeah I was wrong about 6 months - its more like a year.
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The few 1-boss instances, like onyxia's lair, eye of eternity etc; though I don't really miss it until I can solo stuff (may be able to get elegon's mount?)
I miss the community aspect of WoW. LFR, LFD, CRZ - its all anonymous, with no incentive to relate to people, to bond with them.
I miss a sufficient amount of 5 men with tactics such that we are forced to work together. Its all run in - kill - loot. Only normal/heroic raids require teamwork (and pvp I presume).
I miss challenge in solo-questing.
I miss is a decent catch up via justice for new recruits. With the difference in output due to gear this x-pac, a few recruits can make or break a boss kill. <_<
I also miss a villain I can take seriously. But wow didn't provide that since TBC, so thats ok-ish.
That Warcrafty vibe. The Horde VS Alliance content has been great in MoP, but otherwise... we're in a mysterious land with no connection to us or beings we know from past encounters, fighting enemies that are not our own(arguably the Zandalari is an exception). We went to Outland for Illidan/Kael/Legion/our past, to Northrend for Arthas and the Scourge, to the regions of EK/Kalimdor to fight for our very survival. To Pandaria we went to fight each other, but focused a bit too much on local distractions. It has technically been good quality content, but in this expansion 70-80% of what we've been up to hasn't felt like Warcraft to me, and Warcraft is the precise reason I play this game. This is something I realized in hindsight, I supported Pandaria heavily prior to the expansion's announcement.
Now you see it. Now you don't.
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.
5 mas that allow catching up like cata, didn´t like cata overall but catching up without a weekly lock would be good
Rep gear being separated from valor gear, double gating sucks
PD: Not trolling about pandas, I know a lot of people wanted them and like them now and I respect it, but personally I don´t feel like they belong in wow, didn`t like them even as the hero/mercenary avaible in WC3 frozen throne
Wintergrasp. TB just was no where near as much fun. In fact wintergrasp was some of the best fun i have ever had in wow.
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I miss all my friends who quit because this expansion was so daily heavy.
The music. Pretty much all of it (except for Southern Krasarang and the tips of Jade Forest) is obviously oriental themed. That's not inherently bad, but it's just too much. I miss the themes that are iconicly Warcraft.
Except the inn songs. The one with all the kazoos is probably the best song ever composed.
I levelled two chars to 89 to do Ahune recently and then went ahead and got them to 90. Here's what I do:
* Kill Isle rares til you get a key, do Super Happy Treasure Run to fill up your elder charms
* Kill Pandaria rares til you get 50 lesser tokens, get 3 Mogu Runes
* Use Isle rep tokens to get to Honored or whatever and buy the 476 belt
* Do world bosses, roll on all of them
* Rent PVP gear for honor points to bump your ilvl up to get into LFRs sooner (also, kill Krasarang rares for 483 world PVP trinkets)
* Do T14 LFRs, roll on every boss
Two weeks of this and my two nooblets are 478 and 477, one of them already has her legendary gem ready to farm 3k VP and the other will this week. These are not new mains I'm trying to catch up, so I'm not investing a lot of time or money. I'm not crafting 496s for them, much less 522s. I'm not rerunning LFRs to reroll on boss drops I really want. But they'll be in ToT LFR this week and pretty close to 500 next week (total: four weeks) with a minimum of effort.
So I guess what I'm saying is catchup is fine, and if it takes you half a year then you should re-evaluate how you're catching up.