Okay, this is sick, I'm acutally starting to think back on Cata with a fond nostalgia. I freaking hated that expansion, Dragon Soul was a reskinned, thoughtless raid tier that was worse, if that's possible, than ToC; but I find my self looking back on Cata and thinking: "you know, for all the crap, it was, all in all, okay." The heroic dungeons were a bitch at first,but they were kind of fun when I think about it. The story was disjointed and made no sense.
BoT, BWD and Firelands were good raids - far from classics, but they were good; especially Firelands, but it was too short. While zones were sort of meh, Va'shir was stunningly pretty, if somewhat annoying. However fond the memories may be, I will always despise Deepholm. Something about having to complete a zone so you can get a shoulder enchant bothers me.
Anyway, now that we on the cusp of a new x-pac and Cata is two x-pacs old anyone else looking back at Cata with a somewhat kinder/gentler view?
I never hated Cata in the first place. Phasing was cool to me, it was nice seeing the things you did have an actual impact on the world around you. I seem to be in the minority on this though
This is just typical of humans. Before you know it, you'll be looking back at the "Good old days of MoP" too.
They could delete all of MoP, especially pandas and monks, and redistribute the xp across other level brackets and I would be happy.
Hell, it would go perfectly with all the other junk they're removing in WoD.
MoP is like the opposite of Cata to me. Cata started out really well then just nose dived straight in to the fucking shitter. MoP started out pretty awful (fuck mandatory rep grinds) and then slowly got better.
When I look back at the mandatory gated rep grinds I say to myself "what the hell were they thinking? Who in their right mind thought this would be fun, especially with alts." That said, I liked MoP a lot; I do miss the pugging I did in WoLK and even Cata and Flex really has not been a good substitue for that for me. We'll see what WoD brings.