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All the Content Cut from Cataclysm

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After Warlords of Draenor, we have another look back at a whole lot of content that was cut from one of WoW's expansions, as hirumaredx takes a look at Cataclysm and everything we were told was coming that didn't in the end.

The video goes into everything from the Abyssal Maw and War of the Ancients raids, C'Thun whispers and a possible resurrection, male and female options for all Warlock demons, battlegrounds, a LOT of Vashj'ir content (since players really didn't like the underwater combat) and more. It also focuses a lot on the infamous Path of the Titans and its similarity to today's Covenants, so let's take a look:

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It's kind of awkward because I think both of these heavily cut expansions could have been all time favorites among players. These two specifically had the chance to marriage the hardcore old-school lore fans with the new school consumer players.

 

Anyway... WELP.

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Let's not forget that Dragon Soul was originally slated to have 12 boss fights rather then 8.

 

Eeeh, thinking on that, maybe it's a good thing it only had 8 boss fights as terrible as it was.

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3 hours ago, Frogspoison said:

Let's not forget that Dragon Soul was originally slated to have 12 boss fights rather then 8.

 

Eeeh, thinking on that, maybe it's a good thing it only had 8 boss fights as terrible as it was.

Had me in the first half - as more =/= better.

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7 hours ago, Frogspoison said:

Let's not forget that Dragon Soul was originally slated to have 12 boss fights rather then 8.

 

Eeeh, thinking on that, maybe it's a good thing it only had 8 boss fights as terrible as it was.

Rofl yea can you imagine like 3 Spine-like fights as we climb Deathwing? The horror.

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This is called scope creep.

You wanna take a vacation for a month and visit every country in Europe and see every sight and eat at every restaurant. However, reality is you can't and you have 5 days and a limited budget and sometimes you just can't do all the things you'd like to do.

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On 9/6/2021 at 6:13 PM, Starym said:

Rofl yea can you imagine like 3 Spine-like fights as we climb Deathwing? The horror.

Also didn't help that this raid was just reused assets. Clearly revamping so many zones forced them to cut on resources.

Cata is still the worst expansion to me. There was not much to do, didn't like some of the revamps, and since raiding on my server died back then, it was like a single player game (it was before crossrealm was introduced, also no LFR until Deathwing raid).

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1 hour ago, Arcling said:

Also didn't help that this raid was just reused assets. Clearly revamping so many zones forced them to cut on resources.

Cata is still the worst expansion to me. There was not much to do, didn't like some of the revamps, and since raiding on my server died back then, it was like a single player game (it was before crossrealm was introduced, also no LFR until Deathwing raid).

I'm on the opposite spectrum. Cata was always one of my favorite expansions. Top three, no doubt. I found there was tons to do (current content and going back to uncover all the changes to zones, both in design and lore-wise), and raiding picked up by far. I was in one of the top raiding guild on my realm back then, missing the world first Deathwing kill by a half hour. Only rogue in guild meant I was second on realm to get my legendary dagger. And I loved Dragon Soul on top of it all. 

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