The problem isnt about having to achieve minor goals for the bigger ones, the problem is being forced to perform a simple task once a day over and over and over again to advance the content along. its a fun tax, its a content throttle, its a hassle. Killing 20 spiders in tol barad got old the 3rd time i did it. Having to do it another 50 to get to a 'goal' that has no bearing towards the game as a whole is just asinine. There is no sense of accomplishment. The spiders arent ever going to NOT be there because of my heroic arachno-slayerery.
At least with the IQD, you unlocked further quest and expanded the factions control of the area. it FELT like my effort was accomplishing something. a year from now the Horde will still be asking me to kill spiders 20 yards from TB base camp.
Exactly. IQD at least had the illusion that your contribution meant something.