It was good for "lore" but it's severely limiting gameplay/variety wise, which I feel is more important. I believe it's possible to make progressively harder events without completely trivializing old content and resorting to carrot on a stick BS. As a new player just getting to WoW endgame all I could think was "so, five years after release, and this is all there is to do?"
sidenote: rate ups for not being a **** and resulting to personal attacks just because I don't agree with you ^^
I'll agree with after you've done most or all of the endgame, the variety of content drops. You can only run so many heroics before you run out of loot you need from badges. Or Naxx. Or OS. Etc. With new badges released every patch, you get new badge loot, new reasons to go back. Doesn't mean its any less...stale, so to speak, but you go back.
BC had some of the best raids, in my opinion. Sunwell was very well done. The Kael'Thas fight(pre-nerf -__-) was by far the most difficult fight I've ever experienced. Do I wish that Blizzard would still make instances like this relevant? You better believe it. But, personally, I've already done them. Right now, in game, I have no reason to go back and do them, minus an achievement that really doesn't mean anything. Same goes for the original raids. Although, they did remake Onyxia to be lv80, which I thought was really cool.
If they gave us incentive to go back and do those old raids, I think I would, but it doesn't tie into how they do progression.
If FFXIV manages to find a balance between how FFXI and WoW does progression, I'll probably never look back at either FFXI or WoW.
sidenote: Wouldn't be any fun posting if you agreed with me. :p
Like* FFXI's AF+1, where you turned in your AF and with some trinkets earned from endgame activities you were rewarded with an upgraded version of that piece. Pity, the quality of the gear just wasn't up to snuff, being overshadowed by not only the previous status quo but alternate sets rewarded from the same activity in the same patch.
WoW did this back in Vanilla, with the old blue dungeon sets. If you had the piece, did a quest, got some materials, you could upgrade it. I thought it was really cool, and really wished they had continued with that trend. Unfortunate they didnt. :( Edited, Nov 7th 2009 4:02pm by Jubs