There are five upgrades to wild tank in Mc, and some of them were sought-after (accuria and agi cloakoff rag). Tier Wow TBC gold gear was useless other to a few items being suitable for a fire resist tank set. Other items dropped (heavy dark iron ring, fireguard shoulders) were for sale since there was nobody else interested in it so it wasn’t that exciting.
Although it’s not as memorable, I think it’s because there are more options. For instance, you may wear three pants. You might have one heroic, one Kara, and one designed pants. The bis would slightly make a difference to the other items. Vanilla can take you from the dungeon to the upgrade that you need for that particular phase.
Vanilla had the most unique equipment but TBC gear is awe-inspiring. You have DST, stunherald/lionheart, Ashes of alar, warglavies, spellstrike/spellfire/shadoweave sets, Latros shifting sword, the sun eater (not meta but still a status item back in the day on priv servers). There are many items that can be used, but they’re not quite as crazy as vanilla. Wotlk can be slow, mostly because of two issues. Naxx’s 15×2 size is huge and oof.
TBC Classic is my first game. I am a first-time player and I would like to have directions to Outland’s zones dungeons and raids. I am able to play them as they appear on the map, but the thing is I want everything I do in the expansion to be chronologically arranged according to lore. I’ve completed all quests from Hellfire Peninsula and the two dungeons within Hellfire Citadel and then all quests in Zangarmarsh in the two dungeons in Serpent Lake. There are now quests in several zones, and I’m feeling confused.
It is too easy to see it through a retail lens. There is no “chronological order” or overarching story to the expansions quests, everything is limited to their own areas. They didn’t really do big stories at the time. At 68, it is possible to select between Shadowmoon and Netherstorm. But neither is in any way related to or include the other. There is no right story sequence. For raids, you’ll want to go Kara > Gruul’s Magtheridon> Tempest Keep/Sepernt Shrines (again the zones aren’t in an ordered sequence), Hyjal Black Temple, Sunwell. ZA exists and is actually enjoyable, but like many troll things, it’s something that’s its own, it isn’t able to “fit in” in any way.
TBC was first created to enhance the Classic game. A TBC server will allow you to access to the majority of Classic content, though it’s outdated. The problem is that they’re treated as distinct games for the benefit of those who prefer the endgame of the vanilla version or the classic version.
Wow classic is basically gone, since tbc classic was launched so I’d skip vanilla and go for tbc if I were you. Are you a new player? If so, I would suggest that you go with retail instead. It’s more refined and cheap Burning Crusade Classic Gold offers many high-quality improvements.