We Don’t Like Gnomeregan

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:

Instance Poll results

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.

6 thoughts on “We Don’t Like Gnomeregan

  1. Saylah

    Whoa and Maura was my 2nd most hated instance. I did both of those once on my first character and never again. PERIOD. No matter what, I don’t do Gnomer and Maura. *gets the willies just thinking about them*

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  2. dorgol

    I have a love of Maruadon that is (I’m sure) not matched by most. I was playing before Maraudon existed. So here I was on my Warlock, leveling up, doing instances, and basically useless outside of my damage (which anyone can do) or my Healthstones.

    Then along comes Maraudon. People need Warlock because we can Enslave! and Banish! and OH MY, MR LEVEL 40 WARLOCK, WILL YOU TAG ALONG WITH US AND COLLECT LOOT AND XP WAY OUTSIDE YOUR LEVEL? PLEASE!?

    One of the earliest “great” moments of my WoW time. :)

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  3. Chris

    Sure would be nice if Blizzard took Gnomeregan out and replaced it with a functional gnome city. Heck, make it a neutral city with gnomes and goblins. Of course, that would mean spending a dollar or two on actual development instead of Vivendi’s pocketing every penny of the billion bucks WoW rakes in annually.

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  4. Darraxus

    Gnomer is too damn long and somewhat confusing. Too many tunnels going to many places and easy to get turned around. One of the biggest pains used to be the level range in there. They thanfully reduced it so you werent starting out fighting low 20s mobs then fighting a 30 something boss at the end.

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