The release of 9.2.5 raises a near term issue for me that 9 months is a long time to live with systems issues that are recognized and being addressed in 10.0 but not addressed at all until then.
For me this part of an xpack is when I normally play a lot of honor BGs. It may not be too late for this particular issue and could be part of season 4 however the PvP season 4 gear that is on PTR indicates that the PvP gearing changes planned for 10.0 are not going to be part of season 4. It would be fantastic if they were!
Another item that would have been nice to see is that completing various campaign quest chains once on an account was sufficient to unlock the various things that are held behind them such that every alt doesn’t need to keep doing them over and over again.
I would have liked to see the renown boost item upgraded to an R80 boost, but R60 is better than nothing! As a casual solo player it would have been nice to earn renown in the activities I actually do; LFR (I assume this is included in “all raid bosses” which is nice to have if it includes LFR) and honor BGs. I don’t do M+, rated PvP or organized raiding. Since I’m over the idea of doing callings and the same quests I’ve already done I’ll be getting renown on my PvP alts by running them through LFR (that just seems silly).
Same server, cross faction mail I’m super excited about. This is fantastic! Also a big fan of the new hi-res larger cursors.
For me personally these are the biggest items I was really hoping for in this patch.
The Lordaeron quest chain was great! I did it on both Horde and Ally. I’m a big fan of the idea of bringing Undercity and Darnassus back. I never liked that they were removed to begin with and never like it when parts of the world are destroyed and never fixed again later; just left in whatever mess a particular x-pack left it in. I’d love to see Vale of eternal blossoms’ default current state be something post visions and pretty again. Which brings me to my main point here. Once this quest chain is complete on the account why doesn’t the current state of Lordaeron change to this for every other character on the account? I’m certainly not doing this on every single character I have! Zidormi should have been given a new option to go back to the plagued state and made the new unplagued state the new current timeline for every character on the account. The title should also be account wide IMO.
Expanded iLvL cypher gear is a MUST for S4!!! (On par with Normal raiding as it is currently)
There are now updated BoA Equipment Chests for M+ and PvP. Why are there not the same types of chests for Outdoor and Raid Progression? M+ and PvP and raiding all also have vault options already. Outdoor content should have a vault as well or something that serves a similar purpose. The ability to pass items to alts in some manner should be allowed or not allowed for all content types and not just for some.