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Although World of Warcraft is extremely successful, many criticisms have been directed at the game since its launch in 2004. This article is an attempt to summarize and provide a place to describe these criticisms.

Classic Edit

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  • Servers could not handle the load when lots of people tried to play at the same time in the same area (this was at its worst during world events).[citation needed]
  • Graphical quality could be better (the disparity has gotten worse over time, also).[citation needed]
  • Group play often is primarily experienced in instances and fails at immersion.[1]
  • If you drop an item it gets destroyed.[2]
  • A boss with a quest item can despawn before you loot it.[2]
  • Unnecessary competition for boss spawns.[2]
  • Monsters can spawn right next to you.[2]
  • Level disparity diminishes the social gaming experience.[2]

Burning Crusade Edit

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  • Not enough new content and too much of it seems repetitive.[3]
  • By the time you had sufficient reputation built up to buy reputation gear, you usually had passed the level where it was useful.[4]

Wrath of the Lich King Edit

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Cataclysm Edit

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  • Harder for casual players than previous expansion, especially trying to PUG heroic mode dungeons.[5]

Mists of Pandaria Edit

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  • Pandaren started off as an April Fools joke and the whole expansion was considered by some to be pandering to the Chinese market.
  • Pet battles was often seen as a ripoff of Pokemon.
  • Sunsong Ranch farming has many phasing glitches and often seemed like yet another obligatory grind (especially for those into Cooking).

Warlords of Draenor Edit

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  • The requirements for flying in Draenor seemed onerous and very grindy.
  • The garrison system was seen to dramatically decrease social interaction between players and often seemed like yet another obligatory grind.

Legion Edit

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