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I think its great that they come out and speak to the community. I dont remember them being so social as they are now. I never really felt reps were mandatory other than from a mount collecting aspect (i like collecting stuff) I did them everyday and not because of gear. Most of my gear came from DF and LFR only had one or two pieces of rep gear.
I did an interview around Patch 4.3 (Blizzcon), the March press event for MoP, MoP's launch, and now for 5.1. They've definitely been more social/transparent with players in the past year which is great. Faster patches means more interviews too :)It's especially nice having multiple interviews with Dave Kosak because I can piece together some hints from previous interviews and see how they unfolded on live. At Blizzcon for example, he was talking about wanting an elaborate quest reward to be an unarmored mount, and now there's a few of them in 5.1.
There's a great GC interview on Gamebreaker too.
I appreciate the candidness of the interviewer, but strongly disagree. I would not have felt like dailies were mandatory IF I didn't need to finish them to learn recipes like the imperial silk bag or other enchants. Most of the rewards are gear and vanity items but when you include recipes that you can ONLY get from grinding dailies that MAKES it mandatory. If they had kept it all gear and vanity then I would buy his argument.
I just had deja vu.
Mists of Pandaily-a is kind of epic.I think that what they should've done is keep the daily cap at 25 - make it part of the game to figure out which reps you concentrate on first and which ones you finish in a month's time.
Vey nice interview.
Dailies however they fill the time are not necessary to get into end game content. Some people inclusing myself ind it relaxing to farm up rep and get exalted with different factions. They make the game to suit a wide variety of gamers so to say someone needs to fins a new job is a little closed minded and needs to take a step back. This game was not designed just for any one single player but millions of players and to think otherwise is an elitest and cocky mindset. If you don't like doing dailies then do those of us that do a favor and don't do them. This frees up the dailies area for the rest of us to farm up rep.
myself for the first few weeks i tried lvling with the pet battles at the same time so i could collect pets along the way which can cause slower lvling now 90 and Oily smiling in Borean Tundras still isnt showing up on some realms (CRZ)
I notice he says a lot that the players didn't understand what was intended. I hope Blizzard isn't taking the mindset that it's the players' fault that things were communicated badly (or not at all).As for dailies, I think the worst decision was the Golden Lotus faction gating mechanic. My hunter was having problems getting gear to get into LFR, and the worst piece I had was legs. No problem, I've got tons of valor to spend... Oh, you mean I have to be revered to get the legs from Shado-Pan? Ok, I can manage that. Wait, why can't I see the dailies? I had been concentrating on other things, so I was barely Honored with GL. So now to get my upgrade, I have to grind to Revered with GL and then to Revered with SP. THIS is why people get frustrated with dailies.Now that doesn't mean I hate dailies entirely. I've been digging the Tillers and Serpent Riders, and even getting far enough south to do Anglers fairly often. Klaxxi are Revered without me going for any specific piece of gear, too.The problem is there is no alternative to dailies. If you want to get any of the rewards from Shado-Pan or August Celestials, you HAVE TO do several weeks of dailies with Golden Lotus. You can't complete any other kind of content (dungeon specific reps in BC, tabards in WotLK/Cata) to get the rep you need to do the content you want. It's like the worst parts of on-rails, phased questing all over again.
At fisrt sorry for my english.Secondly the dailies. I have never met any one who like them. I always did them only to boost/get reputation a then was extremly happy to never do them again. I guess that noone would say: "Oh i have nothing to do. Let's do dailies. Really i never met someone who would say that. No offence but i think dailies are just way how to make us spend more time at game.And so as i speak about dailies ,more new dailies! Yay! I hate them ,I really do. When we go to dailies we are over numbered. Like 1:10. Horde is massacring us(Drak'thul). Well not all of them ,but once you try to defend yourself you're doomed. There are like mobs.... Huh Huh Huh Huh ..."Aliance is attacking ,lets kill them! FOR HORDE!".The worst set of dailies is in mines. Respawn is extremly fast ,so its easy to end up fighting 3 pair of mogu ghosts. Once some horde-PvP-hero see that... guess what? Yes ,you're doomded. I know that aliance players do that too but with ratio 1:10 it's really hard to do dailies alone or in group of two. You can say: "Bring someone with you!" Well thats a good idea but most of guild said that they're done with dailies. There were so much dailies and they get really bored.... It's just my experience but i think i'm not alone with this opinion.On the other hand ,I like the way blizz give us lore. Scenarions ,quests and other stuff. Oh speaking about that i have one last thing to say. 100 Scenarios as achivement? Really? For a first time you're like: Yeah nice story! Second time: I know what do ,it would be easy. Third time - Let's do this quick! Fourth time - BORED!Well that's all.