Blizzard wants you to have fun July 19, 2012Posted by Ben in Beta, Classes, Pandaria, Raiding.
How’s that for a controversial title? No? Well, anywhos…
It was revealed recently that the number of dailies available to be completed each day in Pandaria is going to be about 48. With the removal of the daily quest limit, that’s the potential for a fair bit of gold to be earned on a daily basis (and valor points)
But yesterday, someone took to the pages of WoW Insider to complain about this number. It turns out that they hate daily quests. And they think they’re going to be forced into doing them. In fact, because they award valor points, they’ll be forced into doing all of them. Every day.
And that’s not true.
Currently, you can get yourself to the cap of 1000 Valor Points in the following ways:
- Complete up to 7 Random Dungeons a week (max 1,050 VP)
- Complete each half of the LFR Dragon Soul (max 700 VP)
- Kill bosses in Regular or Heroic raids (max 800 VP from DS)
If you were to do all of these things, you’d far exceed the weekly cap. In fact, you could exceed the cap without ever setting foot in the raids.
So in MoP, assuming that the cap remains the same, you’re just going to have an additional option to get to the maximum number of points.
Because Blizzard wants you to do the things at endgame that you enjoy. And they want to make those things a viable way to progress your character. Doing daily quests isn’t going to be the most efficient way to get more and better gear, that will always be reserved for organized non-LFR raiding, but that doesn’t mean it can’t help. Because Blizzard wants each and every one of the players who are paying $12-15/month to get enjoyment out of the game every time they log on. And for this more welcoming concept, I am grateful.
Because it means that when my stable of characters (9 that are level 83+) reach level 90, I’ll be able to set each of them on somewhat different tracks and perhaps stave off the ennui that can settle in when gearing up the next alt.
What I was doing/am doing now:
- Priest: Dungeons & LFR
- Paladin: Dungeons & LFR
- Shaman: Dungeons & LFR
- Hunter: Dungeons & LFR
I could do the following:
- Priest: Dungeons & LFR for gear; Lorewalkers dailies (my max level Archy)
- Paladin: Guild groups for Scenarios & Tank Dungeon Challenges
- Shaman: Cooking/Fishing daily quests; Dungeons & LFR
- Hunter: Daily quests and Scenarios
And that’s just four of the characters. No longer will my character select screen be a choice between doing the same thing with different classes, but I can potentially have significantly different things to do with each character.
And doesn’t include the Pet Battles that I’m pretty excited about.
Pandaria is going to be fun.