Firstly, I play, raid, pvp and enjoy Warcraft and will most likely end up playing it to its dieing breath. I have played the game since the beggining of Burning crusade and had a brief raiding experiance having just touched tier 5 content. In wrath, like everyone else -.- me and my friends killed Arthas. And currently doing alright in BWD and BOT. However each expansion that goes by, i feel less and less excited to log on and just be here. I remember in BC running around Ironforge and seeing some guy with sick gear and just getting so pumped, or waiting an hour for a group to form for BFD and ending up running it with a hunter/pet tank and 4 druids because we couldnt find anyone else to do it. It may have not been the best way of doing things, but these have been some of my most fond memories of this game and the same goes for many of my friends (many of whom i met in these instances) and for me i think i know why the game is becoming more and more, for lack of better words dull. In my oppinion it has nothing to do with the raid difficulty or pvp balance, your going to have those at the start of a brand new expansion regardless. Its just something you have to deal with. However the things that has become more and more extinct has been the once EPIC warcraft community. Where did it go? My very guild was formed based on chance occurance with a bunch of noobs that leveled up together that met while questing. Now the game has become so linier i dont get thoes experiances anymore. Part of what makes the game better in my oppinion is what has been prograssivly making it worse. For example half way through wrath, with the introduction of the LFG tool the complaints started rolling in on gear ect. Not only was it easier to gear up. But imo that was the start of the end for the warcraft community, also (although debateable for sure) No nutral capital in Cataclysm seperates the player base imo. (although slightly and not a major part of my thread).
And finnaly the game has lost any sense of drive for me. Its become Log in do daily, if its tues/thurs raid if its sat arena. Thats it. Thats all it is to me anymore. I really really miss the days of Halaa and the epic hellfire tower pvp. Not only did BC have more inbetween stuff to keep me busy, but it had more "for fun" rewards through reputations such as the mounts in nagrand or the tabards that were EXALTED ONLY (God i miss thoes) Not to mention the Aldor/Scyr Quests/lore. In my oppinion. While blizzard has been polishing the game we all play and love, what i dont think they realize is that the expansion that everyone seemed to like the most (generealy speaking) was burning crusade that was not as "polished" as it is now.
These are simply my thoughts and oppinions on my favourite game. Like i said before Ill play this untill the games last breath, i just feel the community is dead atm and that there is a lack of just "for fun" stuff to do inbetween.
Im really eager to hear your thoughts and oppinions/fond memories and complaints, please leave a comment and let me know if you agree or disagree. Im interested what the rest of the community feels.