So recently the new trend for World of Warcraft is people posting videos about what they need to change to make the game better as it continues on for the upcoming expansions. Though what I find to be wrong is the game having a lack of content that I want to do especially with the lack of having flying in the game. Now I am not saying that they need to introduce flying into the game to make it better, but without flying I have no interest anymore in doing certain content in the game.
Though the one thing that I think that needs to change for World of Warcraft to grow and mature, would be the actual player base and the mind set that everything we need is new content over and over again. We recently got a taste of going back and revisiting old content in a fresh new way which was very refreshing. When asking many players you will find that the Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King expansions are there favorites and it wasn’t because those expansions had a lack of raiding.
The Burning Crusade expansion had so much content that included 8 different raids, tons of questing and lots of group content. The Wrath of the Lich King expansion had even more content and came with 9 different raids, epic quests and insane group content that I have only ever finished on one character still to this day. The Cataclysm, Mist of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor have so much less content and so many less raids, and it appears to be dwindling down more and more.
So why do you ask is this the reason for the lack of content that we are receiving as of late with every expansion because we simply ignore everything that has happened to the world. One of my favorite expansions of all time is the Burning Crusade, not only because it was something I had never seen before in my life but because the story was so amazing and well written. The questing was extremely enjoyable and you never knew what you were going to come across next, but there was so much left unresolved and wanting more.
So here we get Warlords of Draenor which is a really good expansion but extremely light on content, but the one thing that did occur was they used many of the old characters from Outlands in different ways which was exciting to be like, “oh my I remember him” moments. Though how many years have past since Outlands has been around, why not take that entire expansion and revisit it and yes I understand that Warlords of Draenor is a revision of Outlands but instead lets make it entirely new.
If you have a Warlock and were lucky enough to get the book to do the Green Fire quest chain then you know you revisit the Black Temple, and what you learn from Akama is some new lore about what Illidan was doing there in the Black Temple. What I am saying is why not have us going back to Outlands with new threats and a slightly different looking world. You could bust out another entire expansion with making some slight alterations to the landscape.
Maybe the Alliance or the Horde took over Hellfire Citadel, or maybe the Naaru have turned it into another neutral city for us to interact in, or maybe the Path of Glory is no longer paved with the dead Draenei bodies of countless slaves. Maybe the druids of Cenarion Expedition have managed to grow plants on Hellfire Peninsula and maybe its no longer called that. We have seen what Malfurion and his druids can do in the Firelands as we have managed to regrow vegetation during that mini event.
There is so much that is going on that maybe Auchindoun was finally rebuilt, or maybe the Black Temple is no longer the Black Temple or maybe with the introduction of a new Well of Eternity that the planet is going to reform and parts of the world lost could return. There is just so much that they could do with this expansion or Wrath of the Lich King expansion, like what has Bolivar done as the new Lich King. It would be amazing to see what happened with Ulduar and who moved in.
Even with the Cataclysm expansion there is plenty of things to see like Deepholm, Uldum and the Molten Front, or maybe find out what is underneath Lights Hope Chapel that Arthas was so afraid of during the Death Knight starting zone. Doing things like this would not only allow us to full fill many of our questions and excitement while giving Blizzard a chance to come up with original content for a mega new expansion with tons of raids and tons of quests and group content.
Just as a heads up you can see that World of Warcraft originally had 6 raids and 20 dungeons that you got to play and experience. The next in line would be The Burning Crusade which had a total of 8 raids and 16 dungeons to experience. The truly best one would be The Wrath of the Lich King which had 9 raids and 16 dungeons to keep you occupied. Then the decline came with Cataclysm which had only 6 raids and 12 dungeons to play with. Then it got worse with Mist of Pandaria which only had 5 raids and a measly 6 dungeons to do. Low and behold the worse of them all is The Warlords of Draenor which has only 3 raids and 8 dungeons.