The True Source of BFA’s Problems
I think it's no secret at this point that the community's reception of BFA has been fairly negative so far. Lots of people are trying to understand why. What went wrong? Why is everyone so unhappy? What can we do to fix it? I believe we can answer these questions by looking at patterns from previous expansions. Let's begin.
Admittedly, I have no data to support this, but from my own observations of the community, it seems that WotLK, MoP and Legion were the top 3 expansions in terms of community reception. BC is also praised fairly heavily, but I generally don't see it regarded as highly as the other three.
The three most poorly-received expansions at this point are undoubtedly Cataclysm, WoD and BFA.
So what do the good expansions have in common with each other? What were the bad ones lacking? The answer is a new subspecies of tauren. WotLK had Taunka, MoP had Yaungols, Legion had Highmountain Tauren. Cataclysm, WoD and BFA did not introduce any new tauren subspecies. It is clear, then, that this is what determines the quality of an expansion.
A lot of people are making suggestions on how to 'fix' BFA, such as changing the way Azerite gear works, fixing the bugs, making rep grinding less painful, etc. None of these band-aid fixes address the root of the problem. The only way to save this expansion is to introduce a new subspecies of tauren ASAP.
Here is my suggestion: Gazelle-tauren with orange-brown fur, white bellies, black stripes, and tall, wavy gazelle horns. They are adapted to hot weather and flat terrain, and live in the valleys of Vol'dun. They are called Lowvalley Tauren. Other ideas could include zebra-tauren, giraffe-tauren, or dinosauren.
Thank you for reading and I hope you now understand what is causing problems in the game we love. I hope this change can be implemented soon to restore WoW to its former glory.