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Going back to WoW... what should I know?

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Yes, I know, many of you will just think "don't do that!" and "it's a money/time sinkhole", but I want to give it another chance.
I played it for many years but then I stopped, so knowing myself I'll be able to stop again when needed.

Coming to my question, what should I know or expect about it? I mean both on the lore side and the technical side:
Lore: I stopped playing right after Cataclysm release, you know, shattered environment and stuff. Never got to see Deathwing or any development of the story linked to him. What happened after that?
I'm gonna play Pandaria from the beginning so don't spoil that wink.gif
Technical: Most of you will agree that WoW is not what it used to be, it was better at the beginning and until WotLK, then things went nuts. Is there anything in particular I should know about?

Any feedback is appreciated! thumb.gif
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- Epic gear can be had my doing 5 mans.
- Graphically its much improved and the Draenor expansion will bring the biggest visual upgrades ever, with newly remodeled characters.
- Lots of new players since many die hards have left WoW for other MMO's (Rift, Guild Wars 2, etc)
- Mounts/Achievements are account wide. It takes a moment for that to sink in.
- Raiding has been nerfed to the hills, only some are old school difficult.
- PVP scoring has been changed 100 times, and its basically PvP power now, not resilience.

I don't play much but I might crank it up when the new expansion starts.
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post

- Epic gear can be had my doing 5 mans. (waste of time - when you reach 90 go to timeless isle)
- Graphically its much improved and the Draenor expansion will bring the biggest visual upgrades ever, with newly remodeled characters.
- Lots of new players since many die hards have left WoW for other MMO's (Rift, Guild Wars 2, etc)
- Mounts/Achievements are account wide. It takes a moment for that to sink in.
- Raiding has been nerfed to the hills, only some are old school difficult. (LFR is nerf, hardcore is still hardcore)
- PVP scoring has been changed 100 times, and its basically PvP power now, not resilience.

I don't play much but I might crank it up when the new expansion starts.

I play causally now and still enjoy it.
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