Well, 43 out of the 199 people who responded to my completely unscientific and statistically meaningless poll didn’t like Gnomeregan.
This is the follow up post to a poll I posted at the start of the month regarding which instance Blizzard ought to ignore when and if they start making heroic versions of old Azeroth instances.
199 people stopped by and voted, and this is what they said:
Gnomeregan was #1 on the list with enough of a margin to make in the unambiguous winner/loser.
That was my own pick. From my view Gnomeregan has some very cool features but is spoiled by being too long and too grindy. I went back and ran through Gnomer with Vikund to close out some of the quests for the faction back when he was level 79 and it was a pain in the neck even then.
Second place went to Maraudon which seems to have its own fan club.
Then things fell into a pack with Wailing Caverns, Stormwind Stockade, Blackrock Depths, and Sunken Temple which all have aspects that people have issue with.
Interestingly enough, following the rule which says that for any feature, no matter how good or bad it is, there is somebody out there who hates it and there is somebody out there for whom it is the best feature ever, all of the instances listed received at least one vote.
And, of course, 32 people responded that they didn’t care in any case.
I will take as validation of my own choice that while I was writing this, the 200th person came along and voted for Gnomeregan.
Here is to hoping that Blizzard will find some time to revise Gnomeregan some day. It has potential, it is just buried in too much yard trash.