World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
Okay, until end game
I am not a hardcore WoW player by any means. I enjoy my dungeon queues, and I love questing. I strive to make my character the best I can for dungeons - not for raids. Still, I love the game and was looking forward to Mists of Pandaria expansion. The quest line in Pandaria was amazing. The cutscenes were by far the best in the game, and the quests proved a bit of a challenge for people entering in Cataclysm gear. However, I found that a lot of the enjoyment stopped when I hit 90 on my first character. When you hit 90, you have a few choices of how to obtain gear. You can do raids, but if you're not a raider, that's not an option. You can strive for PvP gear. But once again, if you're not into PvP, that's not a viable option. Or you can grind dailies. The dailies are optional, of course, as there are other ways to get the gear (such as raids). But if you don't want to do the raids or the dailies, you're pretty much stuck in the gear you have when you hit 90. The end game content feels lacking to me. It's fun, but is not nearly as fun as end game content for the previous expansions. I actually locked one of my characters at 85 so I could enjoy Cataclysm more before moving onto Pandaria. All in all, the expansion is okay, but it is far from the best one. If you are not a hardcore player, I recommend just waiting until there's another sale and buying it then instead of spending the full price. If you are a hardcore player, though, go for it. The raids might be enjoyable to you and it is nice being level 90. Also, Pandaria is beautiful. So, it's nice being able to explore it.
Jumping the shark
Oh man did Blizzard really jump the shark with Pandaria. The game has been so simplified it's not even enjoyable to play. Not sure how adding a cartoony panda race and simplifying an already overly simple game was a good idea. The graphics really aren't standing the test of time either, nor is the slow and sluggish combat system. Most servers are becoming ghost towns as people leave in droves. Oh well, there are much better mmos out there these days :)
Sadly i can't put a negative on the rating
I joined the game at the end of Wotlk it was fun it had a challenge in everything pve pvp you name it then cataclysm was ok 2 it had its challenges but not as before and now with these expansion is a joke healers never die on pvp just sit and spam everyone has way to much health to get killed with a heal on his back and pve (which i ain't a fan off) the little i played it completely sucked dungeons are a joke dumb boss fights and plenty more, these game is getting more attention towards kid players. and about myself i ain't a hardcore gamer i'm just an every day gamer. But thanks to these expansion i'm done playing World of Warcraft.
ATROCIOUS! ONLY FOR CHILDREN.
Everything about this expansion is terrible. From the lame Pandas to the mind numbingly boring quests. This game is a joke. They dumbed down the game so much it's now aimed at little kids. There are so many better mmorpgs out there for adults nowadays.
i been playing wow for 5 years and this exp did it fore me dont waste ur money on this game inless u like doing dailies it is lame u log on first time of the day what u get to do is DAILIES YAY FUN NOT and on top of that run 100s of heroics just for one thing just dont waste ur time
Veteran Players Will Hate, New Comers will Love
I played W.oW. during Burning Crusades and stopped for a very long time. I picked up Mists of Pandaria to start again. It is a great refresh of the game adding a lot of what made W.o.W. good in the beginning, it is FUN. It is probably the only expansion centered around being fun. So if you aren't hardcore into roleplaying and don't mind being a Panda it is well worth it. However, the hardcore veterans who have been around since launch may want to forgo this one and rage at all the new players that start because of this expansion.
Fun until you reach level 90.
I had a lot of hopes for this game at first. However I was deeply disappointed when i hit the level cap and to see how much blizzard had to offer in terms of gearing up. The leveling process from 85 to 90 was mostly a grind, but i still had fun doing it with seeing all the new content blizzard had released. However when I hit level 90 for the first time and started to gear up my character, I found that the ONLY way to do that is to do daily quests EVERY DAY! Its plain and simple, if you do not do your dailies, you will not get gear, or at least you won't be on par with everyone else if you don't. Why in the heck would blizzard do this? They knew players did not like dailies in Cata, and now the whole bloody expansion revolves around them. I'm sorry but with 2 weeks of constantly grinding rep from dailies I quit. I do not recommend this game unless you love to grind dailies every day for about 2-3 hours per day.
Great but repetitive and extremely time consuming
I've loved WoW for 7 yrs now. I love the MoP concept however once you hit 90 you're opened up to hours and hours of dailies to earn "must have" rep for gear and prof recipes which is ridiculous for people that can only play a few hours here and there or daily. It's been a month now and I see very few Pandas at 90 because most people are still grinding out their main characters for rep and gear. I'm not expecting it to be easy but they really need to change rep I hope blizzard changes this with patches but as of now it's extremely time consuming after 90. Otherwise the lore, questing, leveling are great they just need to really work on fixing the end game content.
Im glad i was optimistic.
I was really suprised how great this exspansion was. I figured it would be good but not great. They really made the questing more interesting with the new voice actors; so its easier to follow along the story. I dont really care about the new talent system. Its not bad, very simple, kinda boring. Thats my only complaint. Other than that, i loved questing in Pandaria, the dungeons are fun, the new challenge mode is awesome and competitive. Havent raided yet but ive watched some live stream and its looks epic. I dont see how some are saying it is ruined when all this new content is so great. Questing was improved, new challenge system for runs, dynamic raids and dungeons(as usual). What else do you want? Pet battle system is fun to mess around with wen ur board or in a que. I love this exspansion way more than Cata. Ill wait to see if its better than WoTLK when i get some raiding hours under my belt. Otherwise, i recommend it completely. It feels fresh, its fun, new challenge system, Guild vs Guild pvp, pet system and some nice looking raids. Whats not to like? Seriously...
Blizzard has missed their target.
Mists of Pandaria has been quite a let down unfortunately, showing that Blizzard has lost its way. The basic gameplay hasn't changed since the game first released in 2004. Although now the quests, reputations and justice/valor rewards are all locked behind an extra large serving of grind served with a side of uninteresting dailys. The storylines are for the most part interesting but you quickly forget that when you're trying to get the last yak bladder that you need to complete your quest. One of the new big things that was being hyped were the pet battles. Although once again Blizzard missed it's mark trying to create something that's like 'Pokemon-Lite', fans of pet battles will probably find it shallow and not terribly interesting compared to the source material. The graphics are being pushed to their limits with this expansion and it really shows. While the new zones and races look pretty nice no work has been done to make the older resources look any better and at times they clash and it just looks incredibly ugly. The sound in the game is done rather well; the voiceacting that I've heard so far has been good and the music is always fantastic.