Let me explain why this garbage xpac was not good for all of you too brain washed by big numbers and feeling like it made you important
Start off the class design was horrible
They complete removed combat and turned it into outlaw, went from a very predictable damage model to the most RNG model in the game and we still haven’t recovered from that
Deleted ranged survival, replaced it and has to rework it and left it broken for 2 xpacs, I love melee hunters personally but what they did was dumb still
Created cooldown specs
Unholy used to be a nice consistent damage monster class, they then turned it into a pet class where all it’s damage is loaded into a long CD and a smaller one that does the exact same thing, which is half as bad as what they did to frost because you needed to play BoS and have the same thing happen or just suck
This is all pre launch as well, what they did after was even more stupid
In MoP they made a melee leather class that can dash forwards and spawn orbs when they kill stuff
In legion they made a melee leather class that can dash forwards and spawn orbs when they kill stuff, it just traded a whole spec which they’ve never had filled for being an easy monk with no heals
They also decided it would be a grand idea to give them a weapon to use that no one else can that still plagues our drop tables
They then decided to remove gear from PvP, added poorly balanced templates then had to scrap it after because PvP dropped off the planet and became dubbed a side activity
Now we start playing the game, what’s happened?
A faction leader got killed off screen by a trash mob, the player does a small quest that we breeze through with no difficulty at all to pick up a super weapon and become the chosen one
You then arrive at either a reused sewer or damn giant temple where everyone else was also apparently the chosen one and now has the same weapon you do
The first raid tier has dropped, the good news is you’ve become the elite of players and acquired a legendary - either a stat stick useless neck or an item that means you can play your spec and not get benched
Where did you get that legendary? Oh you see all I did was crack some nuts at a quest hub and found it in a box
First week of raiding was fun right? I agree - let’s gutter stomp nerf like some classes and make people reroll their spec and discover the first pain of AP that has never stopped hurting until this day
What about the players? How are they doing?
Pretty good, everyone has a million health and at least 1 ability that explodes a HP bar, we are all decked out in legendaries because blizzard decided to make them participation trophies, whilst running around with trinkets that titanforged. That guy over there with 100 kills in PvP? His honour level is 499 because he did all the world quests every day.
The casuals and the elites rub shoulders do much they decided they have to seperate themselves into 2 factions and scream at each other or else the role players that now have inflated egos after being called champions too many time’s starts saying they are in love
And players loved this trash so much blizzard keep trying to emulate it because people got brain washed into somehow thinking passive talents were boring unless they were put on AP systems
I know it, you all know it
Honourable mention for level scaling, it seems blizzard gave up trying to balance things around players going from 5 digit dps to 7 and decided now was a good time to put in a hidden system to mess around with numbers that would carry on into this day, ruining a whole xpac after it to needing reapingflames and a damaging trinket to kill someone because they did x3 the damage of your hardest hitting move on a non crit