I don't want to tell my lifestory about wow, because I doubt anyone cares. What I will say is that I thoroughly enjoyed most, if not all of the things I experienced in wow for the short amount of time I've been a part of the game.(roughly 1 year)
But now here I am at the end of the expansion, and honestly stunned, blizzard has announced no more new content until next expansion. For that reason alone I unsubscribed in November, knowing the only thing I had left to do in wow was bash my head against my keyboard in order to down the last four bosses of SoO heroic. This was not what I wanted at all.
I've always considered myself a very understanding gamer. I have a heart for underdeveloped games because it brings some uniqueness and character to it that polished AAA titles don't have. Wow's appeal to me was that unique balance between polished AAA fluid multiplayer experience, and a vast creative universe.(which you don't see in the cods of the world)
There are a few specific issues that I'm having trouble coming to terms with.
Stat squish(if I wanted to play at BC stat levels I would have played then)
Reused assets for WoD(this is what made me stop playing call of duty)
No new classes or races
I understand they want us to go back and be able to experience old raids and dungeons, but personally I loved the soloing aspect of old content. I was still able to enjoy the lore and the progression of the raids and appreciate the art, but introducing a stat squish as a means to make older content more accessible instead of faceroll doesn't make much sense(well it does from the business side)
The reason I loved MoP so much was because it was pandas in your face all the time.(hence my name)
You felt a sense of value with MoP because it wasn't just a hub expansion. It was its own unique world that did not feel at all a part of Azeroth. You didn't have to have any prior knowledge of the game to be able to jump right in, and for a new player, being able to start with the newest class and the newest race was what kept me hooked.(I've became pretty proficient as a mistweaver)
So for me, what is there to really look forward to for wow in the future?
I ask this as a gamer, and someone who values the video games that I purchase.