03/10/2011 5:43 PMPosted by Searchi don't know what the explanation is, but Cataclysm seems sub-par in terms of content, compared to other expansions. It seems like the vast majority of the content of this expansion was re-vamping the vanilla content - which we've already paid for once. This second time around it seemed like only about a third of what we paid for the developers to work on was 'new.'
You state in your post that "Wrath had 10 new levels and 8 new zones". So essentially your comparing Wrath to Cata and saying that Wrath had more content. Erm, Hello... Not ONLY is Vashir'j ALONE worth 3 Wrath zones, but you could easily fit Dragonblight and Zuldrak into Uldum ect, and as 'rehashed' as you wanna make it out to be, all the redone Azeroth still has some new places, fresh quests and interesting new parts of zones to explore. Also what you fail to remember is that the ENTIRE first raiding tier, the however many months of initial raiding, was spent in a EXACT Vanilla Copy of Naxx 40man. At least they've changed ZG around quite a bit and i've said it in other forum posts and i'll say it again, ZA was so good you just don't NEED to change it AT ALL.
And TBC, well for that i've got nothing, I wake up in the night, sweaty and agitated and let out a started "Noooo". What was i just dreamin about? TBC having never existing :(
It was their first expansion, they had SO much content to go on, there was this whole new world that they could build upon and use the accompanying lore to make amazing, and they did just that. You can't compare Cata to TBC because quite frankly, NOTHING can compare to TBC.
Every single thing they've done at 80-85 is COMPLETELY NEW content so far. Your stating that Cata is "Sub-par in content compared to Wrath and TBC". They have had 5x as much unique content in Cata so far in comparison to WOTLK at the same point. Even once we hit 4.2 or aka the "3.1" equivilent in WOTLK; there will have been 1 exact copy, which is only a 5man so nothing in comparison to the copy Naxx was, and Ragnaros and POSSIBLY another old boss from MC (Just making a generalisation here not sure if they will bring any more over). So imo, That's alot LESS copied content then WOTLK, and Wrath had that on release day...