I think we are all looking at this negatively for the wrong reasons.
Many are looking for "New Content". That is, content "New" to them. Not revamped, not reused, and of course relavant to THEM.
Earlier, someone summed up best what the Cata expansion was, W.o.W.2.0. This is because as they pointed out, TBC/Wrath was more of the stunning conclusions to Warcraft 3/FT more than it was to Vanilla Wow story. Cata has revamped MANY zones, provided 5 New zones, 40+ new Leveling zones, 1000s of quests, new reputations, a overhauled leveling system and talent system that would eventually get bulky, new bgs as well as the RBG, 5 new levels, 2 new races, started with 3 raids and NEW dungeons as well as 2 heroic old dungeons that people have been begging for since heroics were created. This is a LOT of content, but yes, there is Rag/MC 2.0, Nef/BWL 2.0, REUSED content, now we will see people in older gear.
Some might view these as time or gold sinks, or even a waste of developers time, but let's face it, Wow is not the shiniest of games. This major revamp was NEEDED. So this expansion is merely laying the ground work, lore wise and content wise, for new and even veteran players that just wanted answers, for new and exciting things to come to date.
OMG But DMF? Insane? They haven't said anything about insane, but acheives ALWAYS show timestamps, so show that off. As for new DMF? I would imagine a company like Blizzard has a LOT of people working on stuff. 4.3 has a TON of things to offer hardcore and softcore a like, and transmog/vs/DMF was ONLY announced first imo as a marketing ploy to retain the vast majority of players, the casuals that play this game for fun, read : FUN. You hardcore players? I imagine they have something for you, oh wait, 3 dungeons as well as 1 major raid. They just have not announced much on it, because money is still important to them, but they will get to you. "Shiny" just appeals to a more general crowd than "badass raids" would. Be smart.
I am looking forward to at least trying DMF, I think it might be interesting, the raid is something I DEFINITELY want to be involved with, but my only disappointment is that I still have not received the dance studio that was promised on the box of my Wrath when I purchased it. This is fluff, yes, but, this is more promised fluff than just maybe fluff.
Remember, Blizz knows there are great games coming up, SW, GW2, Tera, and many others that have good chances to destroy WoW, and Blizz took a big risk with Cata : The Revamp Expansion, but it needed it as it is showing it's age. Blizzard knows this, and I doubt they will not do everything they can to maintain a good gaming experience, well, as long as activision doesn't get any more involved /cry.
tbh... the noobs came with something pathetic that was called Cata...
stfu with your noob comments, you prolly dont even know how it was before that.
Biggest fail jpeg event ever they try to show off now... who gives a flying
feck about the dmf...its time swtor comes out... cause after 6 years... im getting more bored
by the day... and find myself logging on even less every day...
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Like the insane is hard to get... facepalm.jpg...
start getting achievements for yourself... and not to show off your epeen to others...
people will still see you got it before the change.... so your still a big boy!
but tbh.. be real... insane... lmao... all i can say... bot.. bot.. bot...
and many that have it will know what i mean... be real kiddo!
I want my bear form to have pinkish purple on her. that bear is so sweet looking, can i has it, please?
I wants dat dancing bear mount, aslo OLD REPLICAS OF GEAR? ok im excited for this ^^
Can't wait! I'm going into the woods allllllllllllll the time
Poop. Now I wish I waited for my Darkmoon Faire reputation
Easy rep grind for darkmoon??? whaaaaaa?
CASUALS WIN AGAIN !
Just stop with the silly pointless comparisons between Casual and Hardcore.
If you have been playing WoW for six years (as I have) and you find this new patch content to be "boooooring" then maybe you should think about playing something else. Save that, there is always the option of the new raid and dungeon content that will also be part of this new patch. No one is forcing you to visit the DMF when is arrives..
They better not release this 4.3 patch in the second week of the month and make me wait three weeks till I can go there