some of you guys defending s8 poorly are making the more logical wotlk apologists (like me hehe) look really bad
S8 had a ton of problems, and some of the same+more problems on AT. I have yet to play a competitive game that doesn't have problems though, especially this one. Heroic trinkets and shadowmourne did make retail worse than it should have been, but the low level of play overall also made s8 look worse on retail. Resto druids were not the best, even though we thought they were, so representation is not how it should have been. I don't love s8 because of the balance. I love s8 because without heroic trinkets/shadowmourne, the game actually feels damn solid, and the meta is enjoyable enough to ensure continuous play. Arena tournament has proved that s8, without shadowmourne and heroic trinkets, is a good enough of a game to withstand years of play with decent/active participation over the years. I used to think s7 was like the god of seasons, but it must be taken into account what the season would be like if it were played for years like s8 has been. . . most likely it would be World Of ATCRaft because that comp got so many nerfs going into s8, and yet it's still top tier there
Different strokes different folks, but I stand by the belief that the love for wotlk does not truly stem from balance. . . it stems from the integral gameplay--- just how the game felt
I want to play a game that feels and functions like world of warcraft arena, which currently gives me basically 3 options: retail pandas, AT cata, or AT Wotlk. . . (No bc because that game is unaplayble now). I've played and seen em all, and there's one that I've just stuck by. It just feels the most fast paced and the most enjoyable.
You should play and endorse what you want though, so it's not fair to just go ham in and try to discredit someone for not unconditionally citing and respecting things from wotlk.
Edited by ROKMODE, 15 December 2013 - 10:42 AM.