[QUOTE="DSgamer64"]I am the only person in this thread who is going to say it but despite my review of the game and how much I have been enjoying it, Blizzard let me down hardcore with Wrath of the Lich King, the 2nd World of WarCraft expansion. Not because the gameplay is bad or anything, it is still highly enjoyable, they just made it so casual friendly and painfully easy with the pre-Wrath patch by buffing players so much, nerfing Burning Crusade Content such as the Outland world raid bosses as well as all raids from Serpent Shrine Cavern up to Sunwell to the point where people in blue gear were able to run these raids decently, shafting all the players who worked hard to get good gear. I am a paladin on the Blade's Edge realm, you can even check me out on the WoW Armory, my character's name is Rennadrel and I run either protection or retribution specs, but since Wrath came out, one of the key components of the paladin class went out the window and that was mana consumption. None of the new gear has intellect buffs, so I wind up running out of mana quickly during a boss fight even with a regen spell which only lasts 15 seconds. Not to mention the Wrath dungeons are insanely easy, people were raiding within 2 weeks, thats just how simple it is to gear, plus you can't fly until level 77 and you have to spend 1000 gold just to get that right, plus another 5000 if you did not happen to get the last flying training in Burning Crusade, those are just a few things that really killed WoW for me. While I will continue to play, I will also be voicing my displeasure with what Blizzard has done to the game.Greyfeld
Honestly, that's exactly why I canceled my account a few months ago. Well, one of the reasons. I was never much for getting into the big social circles and moving my way up to the top raiding guilds... I was more of a pvper, and 5-man player. But I can't tell you how frustrating it was seeing patch after patch coming out, making all the effort you put in for your raiding/pvp gear obsolete by loading the new factions with tier-4-5-6 equivalent epics, available to anybody who can run karazhan and heroic dungeons... it just got to the point where i didn't see the point in trying to pvp or raid anymore, because i could get the same level gear by doing my dailies for a few weeks.
At the end of the day, blizzard is making everything extremely solo/casual friendly, to bring in more money every month. That, in and of itself, is why they're boasting 11 million subscriptions. That, also in and of itself, is why I decided to quit. I would rather the game make me work for my rewards, than simply require a time sink for everything.Yup. The transition into Wrath raiding is still fairly tricky, but it's far easier then it was. I didn't really start raiding until about 2 weeks before the 3.0 content patch came out, which was the point when I had the gear to actually raid decently. Now when I hit 80 and can start running heroics, I will probably get into a raid about a week later because I am a tank for one and I will have epic gear made for me.