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Cataclysm was the best WOW expansion for me, here's why.

Abuz0rAbuz0r Lexington, KYPosts: 354Member Uncommon

We found a place in Mt. Hyjal, where people have to do daily quests, that you are on the edge of cliffs high above Ashenvale.

Playing with my elemental shaman friend, and myself being a Death Knight, we were able to sink countless hours death gripping and thunderstorming people off the cliffs, sending their dead bodies into inaccessible parts of Ashenvale making corpse retrieval impossible.

This kept me up late at night, made me late for work, it was the thrill of an EPIC adventure hour after hour.

I don't know if WoW will ever be able to recapture this amount of fun for me.

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  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXPosts: 3,498Member Uncommon
    I thought for sure you were going to say pet battles, cause that by far was the greatest MMO innovation ever.

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  • MalacthMalacth LiverpoolPosts: 116Member

    Other than the MT Hyjal dailies everything else you described could be done in Wrath of the Lich King and Pandaria, I don't know how this makes Cataclysm any better?

     

    But that said I'm badly biased, as I really, really hate Cataclysm.

  • Sajman01Sajman01 Rochester, NYPosts: 204Member
    When people say that PvPers are mentally disturbed individuals, this is the kind of thing they are talking about.
  • Abuz0rAbuz0r Lexington, KYPosts: 354Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sajman01
    When people say that PvPers are mentally disturbed individuals, this is the kind of thing they are talking about.

    <3  I created many a soul sickness, and you're probably right, I did get Hero of the Horde the first RBG Season :D

    I was also the first guy to point out in my server that you could clearly see the invincible mount :D

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    More proof why we can't have nice things

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  • NaughtyPNaughtyP Edmonton, ABPosts: 793Member
    Whoa whoa whoa, hold on a second. How late at night are we talking here because my co-worker is always late and I'm thinking she's your partner in crime.

    Enter a whole new realm of challenge and adventure.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,284Member Uncommon
    It was the worst for me. I quit then. Right after they took bloodlust form you in the arenas, and mana drain for me out the whole game. The same patch they stopped druids from being able to shapeshift out of snares. 
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,549Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sajman01
    When people say that PvPers are mentally disturbed individuals, this is the kind of thing they are talking about.
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    More proof why we can't have nice things

    Indeed.

    As said in another thread, the biggest problem of MMORPGs is the other players. Notably those who behave like asshats because they are safely hidden behind a computer screen.

     

    This said, WotLK is my favorite expansion (possibly the best MMO expansion I've played so far) and Ulduar my favorite raid.

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  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAPosts: 1,306Member Uncommon
    I liked deepholm and the Indiana jones story line in uldam.  but,  burning crusade is my favorite expac.

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  • Swids2010Swids2010 plymouthPosts: 244Member
    So rather than play PVP you found a place you could gank people with no threat of being killed or attacked. And this is the whole thing wrong with open world pvp because it will never be pvp it will always be pure and simple ganks and the safest way possible.

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  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Originally posted by Swids2010
    So rather than play PVP you found a place you could gank people with no threat of being killed or attacked. And this is the whole thing wrong with open world pvp because it will never be pvp it will always be pure and simple ganks and the safest way possible.

    Eh, PvP'rs have never actually wanted competition.  It's why they gravitate towards this kind of behavior, zerging, or twinking.  

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  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon

    WotLK if my fav and WoD seems to have all the hallmarks of WotLK so it should be good.

    On a serious note I think people rag on CATA too much, they often forget the improvements it made to the 1-60 level experience for new players and just focus on the then end game content.

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,549Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by expresso

    WotLK if my fav and WoD seems to have all the hallmarks of WotLK so it should be good.

    On a serious note I think people rag on CATA too much, they often forget the improvements it made to the 1-60 level experience for new players and just focus on the then end game content.

    I think it actually ruined the WoW experience by turning a game with some exploration elements into a totally linear quest grind. The abuse of phasing forces you into a single path through all areas.

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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Malacth

    I'm badly biased, as I really, really hate Cataclysm.

    I'm with you

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Nadia
    Originally posted by Malacth I'm badly biased, as I really, really hate Cataclysm.
    I'm with you


    I don't hate it, but I couldn't play through the top level content. Couldn't finish the underwater stuff and the mountain stuff just seemed really lame.

    The leveling part of the game seemed pretty cool though. I mean, not really any better than it had ever been, but not any worse either.

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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon

    i should clarify

    leveling under 60 is still fun but I preferred preCata  1-60 content

     

    leveling 80-85 --- I hated the upper level zones

  • Abuz0rAbuz0r Lexington, KYPosts: 354Member Uncommon
    But giving people the thrill of falling off the side of hyjal immediately followed by 5 minutes of trying to find a way to their corpse followed by the realization that they've been officially pwned is what gaming is all about :(
  • RhinotonesRhinotones BenowaPosts: 238Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Abuz0r

    We found a place in Mt. Hyjal, where people have to do daily quests, that you are on the edge of cliffs high above Ashenvale.

    Playing with my elemental shaman friend, and myself being a Death Knight, we were able to sink countless hours death gripping and thunderstorming people off the cliffs, sending their dead bodies into inaccessible parts of Ashenvale making corpse retrieval impossible.

    This kept me up late at night, made me late for work, it was the thrill of an EPIC adventure hour after hour.

    I don't know if WoW will ever be able to recapture this amount of fun for me.

    The above speaks volumes about your personality.

    One mans pain is another mans gain I guess.

     

    Cata was the last WoW expansion I played. Things really went down hill for me when these two people who kept knocking me off Mt Hyjal...

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  • ShorunShorun ViennaPosts: 248Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rhoklaw
    I thought for sure you were going to say pet battles, cause that by far was the greatest MMO innovation ever.

    Nearly as good as 2on2 pvp in a pve-centric game with 11 classes.

  • RusqueRusque Las Vegas, NVPosts: 2,229Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Abuz0r
    But giving people the thrill of falling off the side of hyjal immediately followed by 5 minutes of trying to find a way to their corpse followed by the realization that they've been officially pwned is what gaming is all about :(

    1. That's not what gaming is about.

    2. They weren't pwned at all. They were simply victims of environment design. To "pwn" someone you have to massively outplay them in direct contest. Personally + Owned = pwned. Not "I pushed someone off the edge". You have to demonstrate skill far and above what your opponent did in order to claim that. You did nothing of the sort. What you did was the same as a player killing a critter. Grats.

    For example, if 2 guys try to gank you and you counter cc them while busting out combos that they weren't expecting and spank them like whiny children, then you can say you pwned them. But not because you pushed someone off a cliff.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Abuz0r
    But giving people the thrill of falling off the side of hyjal immediately followed by 5 minutes of trying to find a way to their corpse followed by the realization that they've been officially "griefed" is what gaming is all about :(

    Fixed that for you. Let's call it like it is.

    No, gaming is, and never was about making other people feel bad for no good reason, other than to satisfy someone's inner sadist.

    At least for me.

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,206Member Uncommon

    cataclysm was semi-decent. it hosted my all-time favorite bossfight (heroic ODS), which replaces Kil'jaeden as my #1 after 4 years. some terrible decisions were made, some errible issues were had in raiding land...but it wasnt a terrible expansion.

     

    cataclysm may be over but Wrath still sucks. and BC is still the best.

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