One mystery to me is why WoW doesn’t get more credit for being funny. Maybe my sense of humor is just broken but every single zone has humor in it someplace and much of it is genuinely funny. I’m working through Loremaster, so I’m surveying every zone. Just did “An Ocean Not So Deep” during which I was a small clockwork bot running around deep undersea shouting at Murloc’s: “Murloc pests, I have come to steal your treasure! Attempt to stop me! Quickly!” which a chorus of gurgles followed by a kaboom! Willie Coyote funny.
And I challenge anyone to go through the quest chains in Badlands and not laugh out loud the whole time.
Why no recognition?
In fact, people like Penny Arcade specifically critize them for it.