It's a completely different system but even the late-expansion isle system like Timeless Isle and Argus got their ass handed to them by XIV's Eureka. It's basically a minigame with its own level system in which you grind rares, watch out for WQs etc, while gaining levels and upgrades to your gear which takes quite a while. This both gives you prestige, as well as dropping toys and mounts the further into it you get. There's 3 isles, and by the end you both make clout and money from just running around. It's no Timeless pvp, but compared to these shitty WQ islands they keep shitting out, it's paradise.Its really remarkable how beautifully designed the Timeless Isle was compared to Mechagon. The Timeless Isle had a flow to it and you always knew where you were and where you were going. On Mechagon I'm constantly hitting "m" because all the fucking trash piles look alike and there's no thoughtfulness to the layout.
Honestly, I'm just sick of running into shit on the ground when I'm running around BfA zones. A year into the expac and I still can't reliably clear the bridge jump in Boralus. Its like they designed everything to be as annoying as possible to navigate.
XIV is about to launch a heavily marketed expansion, and my friend just resubbed to WoW. He could play an hour or two before he was gated out of content. That's how they decide to combat their first real competition in XIV, who just advertised with several ads on level with Mr T from WotLK; Times Square billboards; Tom Holland TV commercials. It's almost laughable, and they might actually be on a decline thanks to the japs who treat their community equality shitty, but treat them nonetheless.
The new expansion is quite literally a new dimension. They rename all the races and lead to an alternate reality, yet their reason for not making male bunnies an option was "lore". They also just copy-paste an existing race and put an animal mask on: Bam, 'hrothgar'. There's the same huge content droughts, and they got absolutely terrible communication. But hey, they're the underdog and Ion is already crying through his emotionless eyes as Dev makes an even idiot out of himself each Q&A. I really hope Blizzard just dies, or goes Hail Mary and produces some weird Diablo or Starcraft game, but alas. More Overwatch.