Updated Sat, Dec 28, 2013 by Mem
Yesterday, we took a look back at some of the best things Mists of Pandaria had to offer. However, with all the good, there is always bad to mirror it. So today we are taking a walk on the darker side of things. Below you will find our picks for the worst of Mists of Pandaria. The things that made us headdesk, /lifequit, and overall wish they would vanish from the game. Check them out and see if they match up with your own personal picks for worst of Mists:
While the daily quests on the Timeless Isle aren't too bad, the rest are simply shudder worthy. Mists of Pandaria has a plethora of daily quests and they are everything that you hope they aren't. Repetitive, boring, overly long, and perhaps worst of all; necessary. Daily quests are a much better idea when they are optional and not essential to game play. Optional dailies mean players can choose to do them if they wish, or skip over them without much consequence. A blessing for those of us who have had enough of these types of quests. Mists of Pandaria really missed the mark when it comes to Daily quests. We can only hope that Warlords will be better.
The raiding scene in Mists of Pandaria was one of the best we have seen in several expansions. However, the 5-man dungeon scene left much to be desired. Short, overly simply, and really not that interesting, 5-man dungeons managed to feel like an afterthought. I know I had at least one moment where my group had killed the end dungeon boss and didn't even know it.
On top of all these things, we got no new dungeons the entire expansion. Despite huge levels of other content, dungeons were ignored time and time again. Many will argue that we got Scenarios instead, but for those of us who love the old-school 5-man, these simply aren't enough. Mists of Pandaria was, without a doubt, one of the worst expansion packs for dungeons we've seen in a long time.
Reputations. The bane of many player's existence and doubly so in Mists of Pandaria. Not only did this expansion release a ton of reputations to earn favor with, many of them felt downright useless. Sure the Pearlfin Jinyu and August Celestials were interesting, but were they really indispensable? Did we really need both the Kirin Tor Offensive AND the Shado-Pan Assault in the Thunder King patch? The answer, at least in my mind is a resounding no. While interesting, many reputations, and the grind that ultimately goes along with them, could have been done away with in Mists of Pandaria.
While many players rejoiced when the talent system was overhauled in Mists, I couldn't help but shake my head in disbelief. While the talent system was somewhat broken, the “fix” did nothing more than dumb it down to a level that has left it feeling meaningless, empty, and more than a little boring. While it is nice to be able to pick whatever talents you want and still be functional, I still can't help but feel another approach could have been taken. Every time I open the talent menu I cringe internally as I see what it has been reduced to, compared to what it used to be.
Many professions saw an upward swing in Mists of Pandaria, however, Fishing was not one of them. The Best Friend system with Nat Pagle was downright annoying and thanks to the Fishing Spot of the Day, Fishing has become worth less than nothing when it comes to making a profit. Not to mention that the newest Fishing Pole, obtained from the Angelers, is actually worse than the pole from the Kalu'ak from back in the days of Wrath. A slap in the face if I've ever seen one. While I am sure some players enjoy Fishing in Mists, I feel that this profession is a definite worst in this expansion.
That wraps up our list of top 5 worst of Mists of Pandaria. What are some of your personal picks for worst of Mists? Do you think they will be fixed in the next expansion? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and don't forget to check out the companion article; Top 5 Best of Mists of Pandaia.