I still hope for the CC to be taken down a peg and reabsorbed into the rest of Night Elven culture one day, but as for things that I no longer expect?
- Azjol Nerub and everything about the Nerubians. I wanted the place to be like it was in warcraft 3. Instead we had 2 crappy dungeons.
- Stromgarde in Cataclysm. I just thought that it would be involved in some significant way. Any way, really. But it wasn't. Alliance got zip updates to do with it, and Horde got to help undead-Galen do boring quests to get Trol'Kalar and then never do anything with it.
- Silverpine and the worgen. Should've been able to play it on Alliance-side.
- Night Elves in Cataclysm. How they fight isn't how they should be fighting. Yeah, they get wins, but they don't act like Night Elves. Most of their zones were unsatisfying, and bar the Shatterspear, they never felt like pre-WoW elves.
- Trolls in general. I feel they've been underused since forever. The Darkspear are largely confined to a crummy island where they do a few quests, then on to orcland for the next 55 levels. It might be happening soonish, but having quests involving Zul'Farrak, or the Shatterspear, or Witherbark, or any of the other ailing troll tribes, and uniting them under Vol'jin would've been great.
- Oh yeah, and Deathwing. A giant, flying sledgehammer is not an interesting villain. Imagine a Cataclysm where no one knew that Deathwing was responsible. The world shattered, the factions were sent reeling from it, and all the while Deathwing stood in the shadows, doing everything he could to divert hostility away from his own machinations and onto the opposing faction. Garrosh wouldn't need this "KILL EVERYTHING" mindset, as Deathwing could have been the guy responsible for all the really, really bad crap that went on. The war wouldn't have had to have been so lopsided. It wouldn't need this Lawful Good overdrive on one side and Evil McSmallhead and his goons on the other. The ending actually could have been satisfying.
Edited by Gandred on 2/19/2013 12:42 AM PST