I am curious if the most effective way to overcome significant in-game barriers, such as content difficulty and gating is to in fact come here and cry about it. It sure is the easiest, and if it is effective, then it certain becomes the most reasonable way to get what you want. I mean why do dailies, when I can complain about dailies on a daily basis, and by the time I would have otherwise completed them, the dailies will have been patched out and I never have to do them and now I have what everyone else has without having to do anything. Yah!
Blizzard has said that the reason for people quitting in Cataclysm was overwhelmingly lack of things to do. Now that there is stuff to do and this thread exists to basically say, "well we don't want to do that".
So basically the message from a lot of folks to Blizzard is to crank up the speed on the gear- grind machine, start churning out dungeon and raid content like there is no tomorrow and feed this monster they created. Because hard content won't cut it (as much as people proclaim they like challenge, they don't), nothing less than massive amounts of easy content on a never ending gear hampster wheel suffice.
Where to begin on this...
You seem to assume that we are all at home playing WoW and expressing our displeasure of this system at the same time. In fact, I am in my office, where I go every day from 7-5 until I go home and spend time with my family. When they go to sleep, around 8:30-9, I log in and have 2-3 hours of time to relax and enjoy playing my game. Only problem with that is an hour of that time, 33-50%, is taken up by mind-numbingly boring daily quests. So rather than running dungeons with my guild I have to do those dailies.
Blizzard has stated multiple times that they want people to play in the way that they want to play. This is NOT it.
Let me clarify a few things for those that weren't a part of this yesterday.
I don't want anything made easier. I don't want it made faster. I don't want it made SO much better than dailies that people stop doing them. I just want a way to gain rep OTHER THAN DOING DAILIES!
Keep your charms and keep your gear. I don't care about it. Keep the VP gear behind the reps. Doesn't bother me at all. Just make dungeons give rep somehow, with a cap so people don't complain, and most of us will leave your precious forums alone.
For the record, you and everyone else knows that people quit in Cata because we had a final major content patch that went for like a year. THAT was what people meant by nothing to do. I GUARANTEE you NOBODY meant they wanted a bunch of dailies to run every day.
Somebody earlier mentioned this felt "old school". That's because it IS old school. It was done before AND ABANDONED AS BAD DESIGN!!! It's how we got tabards in the first place.
Please don't sit in here and say we are whining for "easier" or "faster" because we aren't. Dailies are EASY, but they are also BORING... I enjoy group content. All I would like to see is that group content, which there is plenty of in MoP, give rep somehow. Not CRAZY amounts, but enouh to where I don't have to do dailies.