11/16/2012 01:58 PMPosted by DaxxarriYour guess is spot on. We are constantly gathering and analyzing information on gameplay. Raw data is tremendously useful, but it doesn't really offer context, which is why other sources of information are essential.
Just to offer my two cents on this, I think you would see that with regard to dailies, a lot of people (such as myself) are doing the dailies because we feel we "have" to. I realize that's not true in the strictest sense of the word, but that is how I, and a number of others, feel.
Anyway, my point is, the raw data would just say that we're players among millions who are doing the dailies, which taken in that context would suggest we love them. The reality is that I actually despise them but I just feel like that's about all there is to do if I'm going to progress without spending a ton of gold, or raiding. I don't like the feeling, but I do them nonetheless. A perfect example of what you're saying regarding other sources of info.
Thanks for the post though. I can't say I agree with every decision Blizz makes, but for the most part I'm steadfastly in Blizzard's corner. No game (other than D3 that is :( ) has let me down yet! And that goes right back to Rock 'n' Roll Racing.... SO AWESOME!