Originally Posted by Bashiok
I like MoP's music. I liked Cata's and Wrath's. All of the expansions had good music in parts.
I really hate threads that seem to imply that the quality of the game is determined by whether specific people or the "vanilla team" worked on it. Lots and lots of people work on WoW, and I think they do a great job most of the time no matter what their "pedigree" is.
For example, whoever revamped some of the zones in Cataclysm was a genius. And I'm pretty sure they were new.
I am glad he is back, and I hope he stays for good this time around.Jayson Hayes is a composer who wrote some of the themes and music for World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. He left Blizzard suddenly when World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King came out for unknown reasons. Surprised, he returned in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria in Patch 5.1 and got back to work. Starting Patch 5.2, he and Glenn Stafford worked together on many pieces including the Troll music which left Derek Duke hanging in the balance of what happened to him.
WoW music has been amazing since about Sunwell. Doesn't matter who was in charge of the team.
Though I think the freedom the sound team had for MoP helped greatly.
I love me some Blizzard music. Can't really say I've played a Blizzard game with music I didn't like.
Though, while MoP is so far my absolute favorite of their music, my least favorite is the Warcraft 3 soundtrack. Well, not so much the soundtrack, but the songs that weren't included, because they are awesome.
Those are the alpha tracks Humans 1, Humans 2, and Humans 3. In fact, Humans 2(the alpha gameplay footage) helped get me pumped for Warcraft 3 during the run up to its release.
I always level through Grizzly Hills because it is by far my favorite music in the game. I also feel nostalgic for the vanilla night elf themes, like in Ashenvale. Other than the raid music in vanilla (same music for MC and VC), and actually the wowkemon music, I've liked all their music.