World of Warcraft. The butt of any anti-nerd's jokes. The joy of many nerd's lives. I've been playing WoW since 2002, in what we in the gaming community call "Vanilla WoW". It was the very first iteration of the game, and despite all the strides Blizzard has made, is still considered to be the best version of the game. A lot of factors go into these opinions, usually fueled by nostalgia and a strong sense of cynicism towards change.
Blizzard has been known to want to take new directions with the game, which is painfully obvious to players like me who haven't really seen eye to eye with them on those new directions. After they released Burning Crusade, the talent and combat system changed drastically. I have played an Enhancement shaman almost exclusively since Vanilla WoW and have seen all of the changes that have been made since then.
I remember running dungeons with a mace and shield, tanking with Rockbiter and Earth shock. If I had a chance to do damage, I'd pull out my trusty two handed mace and smash some stuff with a heavy two handed mace and Windfury. Burning Crusade came out, and Blizzard decided two handed wasn't the direction they wanted to go with Enhancement. Instead they decided dual wield was more the feel they had for the class.Read More