5 reasons you should love classic World of Warcraft

I have a lot of love for World of Warcraft in each of its iterations. When I wrote 5 reasons you should love Mists of Pandaria, it really made me start to look back at the history of the game — not necessarily the lore and story that I usually write about, but the various expansions from classic all the way to the upcoming Mists. Though the expansions themselves were vastly different in terms of story and progression, there are still things to love about every single one — yes, including Cataclysm.

Maybe it’s just human nature to be cynical. Maybe it’s just human nature to be caught in the dissatisfaction of now. But I can’t help but think that perhaps we’ve lost sight of the reasons we love this game. It’s not just internet dragons, after all. There’s plenty out there to look at and remember fondly and keep in mind as we move on into the future. So read these, think back and remember — once upon a time, we were all in love with this game. I don’t think that the game has altered from its basic tenets in so dramatic a fashion as to warrant outright hatred or derision.

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