11/12/2012 04:30 PMAnother sticking point is you brought up being forced to either do dailies or PvP. Why? Looking only at progression of character power at 90, do you not want to do scenarios, dungeons, or raids? What pushes you into reputation progression such that you feel you have to do it x9 and burn out on the game?
Posted by Zarhym
I don't post often, but I've wanted to post for awhile now on this particular topic.
I do raid, and I do feel it necessary to get reputation to unlock the benefits to my character that those reps provide so that I feel like I'm helping my team as best I can. In the past it was shoulder enchants, but now its full on raid gear that I can't get unless I rep grind.
I however, can live with the current reputation grinds. What is marring this otherwise great expansion for me is this dance around wanting me to play alts but then demotivating me to do so.
I view alts as a way for me to support my main toon. I like having an alchemist, miner, blacksmith, etc all there to support my toons. I like having high level tailoring etc.
But in order to get the high level recipes, I have to grind out reputation to get them. Its fine to gate SOME things behind reputation like mounts, and other fun things. But it feels like the whole game is gated by reputation grinds. And that pretty much kills any desire I have to level alts let alone grind out reputation on them.
The ONE exception to this is tillers. Because having a 16 plot farm gives you so much, hiding that behind a reputation grind feels ok. But the pattern for the 28 slot bag? I can't even approach that on my tailor (who is still 85) just because its behind not only august celestials but golden lotus as well.
In short, I think a LOT of people would quiet down if you made the compromise of letting us NOT do dailies for rep on our alts. Make the rewards that you can buy BOA or give me a way to grant my alts reputation so I don't have to grind out dailies on more than one toon.
I'm not even exalted on all reps and starting to get very burnt out on dailies.