Obviously from the title of this post, Wrath is my favorite expansion simply because it is when I started playing the game. Sentimentality carries a heavy weight with me. It’s the expansion in which I met my significant other, so it will always hold a special place with me.
Grizzly Hills is hands down my favorite zone in this game. The landscape was so different from the other zones and the music is absolutely perfect. It was the first zone I intentionally sought out to do all the quests for the achievement even though I was 2 levels past that zone by the time I did so.
I may be one of the few that actually enjoyed Trial of the Crusader, but then again I was so new to raiding that I didn’t even really understand what was going on. ICC I loved even though I spent so much time on Professor Pukie (as I called him) that I felt we were related. I didn’t get to kill the LK until Cata came out but it’s such an awesome fight no matter what level you are. What I don’t like about that expansion is the gear design. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t like it until I started running old raids and dungeons for transmog gear. Most of the design and colors are so blah to me. BC on the other hand was awesome for that, and even though I didn’t play during that expansion, I love it for the gear.
If I were to look at expansions without my sentimental glasses on, I would have to say MoP is the best expansion that I’ve been a part of. Granted the dailies weren’t quite what I’d hoped they would be, but the overall experience has been great. Farming, pet battles, brawlers club, account wide achievements, LFR for every tier, Timeless Isle, scenarios….whew that’s a lot of stuff. And whether a person likes most of that stuff, they can’t deny that there’s a lot more stuff to do than before aside from raiding. Now I liked raiding, but I don’t have the time commitment for it anymore, and if I can’t give my group at least 90% of my toon, then I shouldn’t be doing it. One of these days I’ll try flex, though LFR works fine for me at the moment.
And in closing, I’ll even toss a bone to Cata. The zones needed to be revamped, and I loved that they made each zone have its own questing achievement. Being a huge Indiana Jones fan, I enjoyed Uldum, though I agree there were a few too many cut scenes. Vashjir was beautiful and unique, and though I have a tough time with flying or swimming in this game, I could appreciate the zone for what is was. Being able to play as a naga for that quest line was great. I wasn’t a huge fan of BoT but thought BWD was a good raid, in particular the Atramedes fight. Dragon Soul was the first raid I ever did heroic progression on and killing heroic Deathwing was A moment for me, but DW never seemed like the big bad to me that the LK was.