To say that there are a few dailies in MoP is kind of like saying that the middle east has a few problems. One of the blue posts this week caught my eye regarding this. It started with the (unfortunately) typical “I’m quitting. Thanks for nothing Blizz.” forum posts. The complaint was the loot system, Sha, and especially the dailies were an unbearable grind that he could no longer tolerate. This is completely forgetting about the fact that he claimed to level 9 classes to level 90 in the same post as “I have a family.”
Are there too many dailies in WoW? For the raider, I can absolutely see the point being made. One of the linchpins in this daily system is the ability to acquire raid-level gear based on tokens and rep. The quickest way to get the gear is by hitting revered with the Golden Lotus and the Klaxxi, only to then hit revered with the August Celestial and the Shado-Pan. And when you start adding alts into the mix I understand why this would become quite taxing. Blizzard is supposedly already trying to address this issue with the double faction rep in the 5.1 patch, but whether or not that would be enough for the average player is really anyone’s guess. So for now, it’s a problem that we’re all stuck with. And as such, grinding out this rep is a requirement for most semi-serious raiding teams. So I guess the question should rather be, are there too many dailies that are important in WoW?
Whether or not we have more dailies to do as a player seems to be a moot point. Really, people are feeling the pinch because players feel like they have to do more dailies, certainly more than in previous expansions. Being a part of a more casual raiding guild I’m not feeling the need to grind out the rep as fast as possible. But what is the general consensus? Do dailies cause nothing but heartache for everyone? Let us know!
In other news, Blizzard dropped the release date for Heart of the Swarm, 3-12-2013. So, you know, I’ll be looking forward to when that gets delayed. If you’re interested in pre-purchasing the game go here, it’ll simply tie in to your Battle.net account as one would expect. Looks like they have a digital deluxe edition including the usual stuff: a sigil in Diablo, a pet in WoW, a portrait in Starcraft. The bigger collectors edition is impressive, and looks to be much like the original CE for Starcraft II. It’ll have the digital stuff mentioned earlier plus a mouse pad, an art book, a behind-the-scenes blu-ray, and official soundtrack. It occurs to me that I still haven’t watched the behind-the-scenes from Starcraft II or Diablo III… that said I’ll still probably get the new CE.