WoW Patch 5.2 is most likely just a week away, with the PvP season slated to end on March 5th. So, it’s a reasonable time to look back at the first couple of rounds of Mists of Pandaria and see what was the best and the worst of WoW.
First off, what was the worst of WoW patch 5.0, and indeed 5.1? I’m bundling the two together since there wasn’t really enough new content added in 5.1 to make it comparable to patch 5.2 – sure, some new dailies, new zones, and other things such as the Brawler’s Guild, but I think it’s better to lump them all together. For me, it’s no great surprise – the reputation requirements. Particularly as one of my max-level characters is an enchanter, the prospect of grinding every 5.0 reputation to exalted is unappealing at best. As I mention in the video, I really think that, with patch 5.2, as well as lowering the valor point cost of items, Blizzard should be dropping the reputation requirements down a level. And maybe adding some BoAs!
As for the best of the first two patches? I’d say it was the raids, they badly needed reinvigoration after the damp squib that was Dragon Soul, and the new raids delivered! I really enjoyed them, and tanking felt fun again when I tried it. I don’t mention it in the video, but I also absolutely loved the Brawler’s Guild, when I’d actually managed to get an invitation and managed to get there when the queue times were low. I still think it’s a great idea with iffy implementation, and would love to see it improved. But the biggest thing for me is one of the new battlegrounds – Temple of Kotmogu. I initially said that Silvershard Mines was a good one, but I was wrong, alas. Temple of Kotmogu is brilliant, though, and I’m holding out hope for more new battlegrounds in the future.
What about WoW Patch 5.2?
What are you looking forward to in the next patch? For me, it’s the PvP dailies. I tried them out on the PTR, and they’re actually really good fun! I like infiltrating the opposite faction’s base, and love the fact that, even on PvE servers, doing them will flag you for PvP. I don’t know how they’ll work out in the long run, of course, they might turn out to be terrible, but one can only hope, right? I’m also excited about the new raid, having been on the PTR testing, it’s pretty fun!
But what about you? What’s sucked in WoW recently, and what’s been awesome, and what are you looking forward to in the upcoming patch 5.2?