Now, I find myself once again unimpressed with the prospects of pet battles and more annoying rep grinds to the point that I gotta call it quits. I figure launch of Panda is a fine time to once again retire this toon (and alts) because, honestly, the game has changed. Once upon a time, we grinded out attunements and proudly celebrated victory (on both sides) of progression kills and epics. Now, epics are daily rewards and there is no need to farm or optimise or research your toon, everything is given to you like a welfare recipient. Heck, your talents are not even a choice anymore.
I never raided in Cata, after doing pretty much nothing but raiding in BC and WoLK, so maybe I'm ignorant, but it seems that bosses dropped like flies in this xp, not like the 8 weeks we worked on LK or Vashj or Kael. They say they want more people to experience end game raiding, yet the numbers of subscriptions have dwindled since Badge Gear was introduced. Personally, I believe it gave players something to yearn for and strive to accomplish, with easy peasy it creates a bunch of trophys for participation (and don't we all feel good about getting an easy trophy, rather than working towards a goal and failing until we are good enough.) I'm sorry if you never got to play in BC, it really was a lot of fun.
Well, TLDR and all that, I'll miss those that I remember from back in the day, and hope you all enjoy the new xp.
And as some will recall, I do not care what you say about me as a player, because in real life...
I can crush you with my wallet.
Stay classy Antonidas,