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Re: [MoP] Great Post - I couldn't agree more
The problem I have with the dailies is that they everything possible is gated behind them. If the rep grinds were for just Mounts or other "toys" then fine, make them as long as a grind as you want. Putting patterns and valor items behind them seems to me a way to keep players with stuff to do without adding much more content.
To me Blizz decided to just make stuff take longer to accomplish instead of actually providing more things to do. Capping valor now takes longer, most crafting requires days of cooldowns to complete, assuming you did the rep grind necessary in the first place.
The thing that was great about cata was being able to have 2-3 toons that could step in and raid easily, gear up quickly, and be on your way. Now I'll be damned if I even bother trying to get another toon to 90, grind the reps (even if they make the rep doubled for alts, double of shit is still shit, there's no way im doing this more than once.
Do I have more things to do? Perhaps. I still spend the same amount of time playing, the only difference is I feel like im being forced to spend all my time on my "main" and not bother even touching my alts, which causes a burned out feeling faster than usual.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Cata had a lot to do if you enjoyed alting. But if you were a guy who just played a main, you probably ran into lack of content.
Like, their market research probably shows they had a lot of people who raided LFR on Tuesday, capped valor by Wednesday, and went "... well now what?". This is their solution.
Forcing people to play more during the week probably keeps engagement up and makes people ... not necessarily "not get bored" but at least not get distracted.
They do a lot of experimenting. I still haven't run scenarios or challenge modes yet, but I see the very casual in my guild doing scenarios, and the more hardcore players are crying for me to come tank CMs (sorry, I still have to get a @#*&(@*#& hat from Scarlet "fuck-you" Monastery), so that's a thing.
That said, if they could have some sort of BOA rep items and NOT make my alts take a month to catch up ... that'd be nice.