Kara/Ulduar for me Although I think Kara pips it just because it was the first raid I could do as a DPS shaman!
1.) Kharazan - great atmosphere, great ideas (chess, theatre), well themed, no boss where i wondered why the hell am i facing this monster at this place.
2.) Ulduar - great atmosphere, well devided into parts with difficulty levels and options, unique hard mode mechanics.
Fav raid Lore wise: Siege of Org. It's been a blast plowing through the streets of Orgrimmar as Alliance. Been enjoying it a lot!
Mechanics wise: Ulduar, boring answer but it's a lot of people's favorite with good reason. It was just so well done.
ICC or Ulduar. Huge, epic raid instances with an amazing atmosphere. SoO is surprisingly comparable to them.
Not really sure I can narrow it to just one
Vanilla: AQ40, Naxx40
Wrath: Ulduar, ToGC (yes I said it), ICC (hLK 25), RS
If I had to choose though I'd go with Ulduar or Firelands, best boss encounters ever being heroic LK 25 and heroic Rag. Firelands was just pretty much the perfect raid size for me, and heroic Rag was the perfect difficulty level. Ulduar gets a lot of hype, and some encounters were really mediocre...but overall the raid deserves the praise it gets, if only due to Algalon and Yogg.
Most interesting/unusual encounters (for their time) though go to Ruby Sanctum and ToGC...faction champs and twin valks <3 And Halion was just a lot of fun.
ICC was something of a letdown to me. The boss fights themselves were quite good (with the exception of the blood wing), but the environment could have been so much better.
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Sunwell plateau. Because it was so beautiful. = BT
Ulduar. Because firestarter.
Throne of thunder was pretty sick as well
Icecrown Citadel, mainly for the amazing lore and atmosphere. The only thing I found dissapointing was that we never got to climb all the way to the Frozen Throne, like Arthas did in the cinematic
Ulduar and Karazhan are close seconds
Probably Karazhan. I played quite a bit back in TBC but never got into raiding; it was perfect for my guild and I. It had its challenges, given we were PVE newbies (Nightbane, Netherspite, even Aran...), but it felt... right. It was a cool raid that even we could see and a stepping stone to bigger things, if we put the effort in. Which we never really did.
Ulduar takes the cake mechanically though, and Sunwell is the most gorgeous even if I never got farther than the gates in BC. >.>
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Ulduar, customizable difficulty, not too much trash (well, Freya's was annoying, and the damn snow packs before Hodir but it was simple enough to avoid most of those).
After that, it's maybe a tie between Kara and SSC, and then maybe the one in Twilight Highlands.
"Bananas, like people, sometimes look different when they are naked." Grace Helbig
1. Ulduar / Black Temple / ZA
2. SoO / Karazhan
3. ICC / Naxx40 / ZG
4. ToT / MC
5. BWD / BoT
6. Firelands / BWL / AQ / Naxx revamped.
7. TK / Hyjal Summit
9. Dragon Soul
- I never raided SWP when it was current.
- I excluded 1-2 bosses raiders, such as Gruul / OS etc.
From best to Worst.
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