Sneak peek intro screen from Waterfalls/Exploration movie currently in edit phase:
Quick easy full epix as soon as you hit level cap (til Cata).
5p dungeons double-pull AOE fests (til Cata).
Battlegroup-wide instanced content where you know exactly what you’re gonna get
Linear, predictable gameplay with predictable, “safe” reward paths
Number of players who don’t know how to find the instance entrance after a wipe.
Number of players who don’t know what zone the instance is in (dude, that’s “RP lore” stuff! LOL11!)
Complaints about not enough teleports
Flying mounts in your noob zone, in Undercity, in Ironforge and in your mom’s kitchen. Everywhere, pretty much.
People hanging out AFK on their flying mount waiting for something
QQ on the forums about players who AIR GANK these people on PVP servers.
QQ about the Tol Barad buffs being too generous
QQ about the Tol Barad buffs being useless
WG-style not-instanced-BG-but-damn-near in every expansion so we can have a separate, sterile, designated “fair” pvp environment so pvp’ers won’t interfere in the rest of Azeroth.
Warrior/DK/Pally people with access to 25 Primordial Saronite and an Arthas-killing PuG
Shadowmourne-based arena teams
Caster legendary – coming “Soon” ™
Rated BGs drama and complaints.
Instanced pvp in general
Funny crazy Goon Squad antics in BGs.
Casual raiding 2 nights/week
Player health pools
Steady, large amounts of damage
Steady, large amounts of healing
Obvious boss emotes to lessen the need for boss timer addons
Smart itemization (them devs are getting good yo)
Emblems and currency rewards
Get in a guild or bust.
Loading screens north of EPL so you can’t swim under Ghostlands anymore
Different endgame character progression avenues
People gushing about the awesome new starting experience for Wolves and Gobbos
Population of the Exodar
Heroic everything. (Heroic Pop-Tarts? Heroic Urmomlol? Ultra-Heroics?)
Multiple difficulty levels for everything in instances.
Green Fire-glyphed/specced warlocks
Number of times Anub’Arak has featured in an instance
New Blizzard MMO rumours.
Players switching servers/faction/race/class/appearance at the drop of a hat.
Proc-based weapons (yeay!)
Balancing problems from proc-based weapons. (meh.)
STAYING ABOUT THE SAME GIVE OR TAKE
Players complaining that Blizzard hates their class and ruined/broke the game.
Overall dps and tanking and healing balance in raids and 5v5, 3v3 and BGs (the game’s never been more balanced, folks)
Players not understanding that gear not on someone’s “BiS” list isn’t automatically useless for you.
Official forums set up to encourage http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/19/ type behaviour.
Wowhead doing a great job of encouraging funny/insightful posts and making abusive posts easy to report
Complaints about Ensidia and other “top” guilds
Kungen complaining about Blizzard not catering to the hardcore raiding scene.
Kill rates on faction leaders
Number of temporary buff procs you have on at any one time (Ugh.)
Honorfarming in BGs to gear up for arenas/rated BGs
World events that spread the server and location load (no more AQ gates heh)
Achievements for everything (did you manage to put your socks on this morning? GJ! *DING!*)
Funny achievements with suggestive names (take three bosses, tie in a knot, MT jumps in circle backwards while warlock stands in fire *DING!*)
Warlock complaining about no new demons
Warrior complaining about scaling
QQ about no legendaries for “your” spec
Honor Cap (til Cata)
Number of players who have a hard time in arenas initially and say “**** this, outta here”
Wow.com blog marketshare making the mainstream pay attention
Other wow-related blogs getting blown up by a link from Wow.com
GM workloads on PVP and RP servers.
Bada** pvp’ers running around inside opposing-faction cities.
Phishing emails containing a legit-looking link to a website with a one-letter difference from a Blizzard website or something official-sounding
“something something …WAS MERELY A SETBACK!” jokes when Kael’Thas comes back as a janitor for Deathwing
“Anyone who agrees is a despicable fanboy – anyone who disagrees is a despicable hater” -type attitudes.
Players posting “@GC” threads.
Blizzard employees fighting the Tseric burn-out syndrome
Players getting owned for doing dumb stuff on the forums like http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?sid=1&topicId=5974349555&pageNo=1&ST=US-4541190-CMaTctbiXgpEsgxjhqhxctqlDciTBc2IZrp
The nerfbat pendulum swinging back and forth every patch.
People posting useless lists
People posting funny flowcharts like Vertidog’s http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e388/vertidog/catdps.jpg
Usage of http://lmgtfy.com/ so people can learn how to learn
Brostorm+Puppies+blowallcooldowns arena strategies.
Complaints about arena after patch 4.0 (…fewer and fewer non-hardcore arena players)
Alliance raids every once in a blue moon on Tarren Mill just for the hell of it.
Use of PVE gear outside of PVE raids for most, but not all, classes (except trinkets and weapons)
Arenas and competitive small-group instanced pvp
Aldor & Scryers
Dalaran (they’ll make ever more portals in the main cities or Dalaran will remain the hub of hubs)
People setting their hearth anywhere but a major city
World pvp rewards
World pvp achievements
World pvp lip-service recognition like the Silithus sand fiasco
Being able to initiate world pvp on pvp servers
Players who know what the term “world pvp” means
Lolburstlol (thank god)
The population of Blood Elf paladins (Has to happen eventually – can’t go any higher.)
Arena rogues with 100% ArPen (funny while it lasted, though, as long as you weren’t on the receiving end)
Melee dps positioning requirements (only one skill left lol)
Bossmod timer bar addons (still the first thing you download after joining your first raiding guild)
PVP outside instance entrances
15 different emblem types (yeay!)
SS-TM battles just for the hell of it by a bunch of old farts
Raid or die
Content that might block anyone from seeing instance X/boss Y/content Z (good and bad imo)
“PVP happened on a PVP server” posts
Gorloc fascist apologists thinking they can silence the truth about despicable Gorloc war crimes. Any who support of the Gorlocs are racists and have small brains. You can’t dispute it. It’s science.