11/13/2012 11:27 AMPosted by SnowYes, you are, because you didn't do the content that gave you that chance. As someone said in another thread, 'every advantage I don't take is a penalty'. Sure, ASSUMING your coins don't give you gear then you would be in the same place than if you hadn't done it. However, you won't KNOW if they didn't work unless you actually do it so by not doing it you have a 100% chance of not gaining that advantage.And the system is set up for a player that puts in more effort than another to have more character progression. "Every advantage I don't take is a penalty", only applies to top players. The bar for raiding most content players are doing is set low. Get your dungeon gear and do sha every week and you will progress through the instance before the tier is over. If you want do do heroic content you will need to put forth the extra effort of dailies and lfr.
A system that lets players separate themselves from other players though effort is good. It encourages effort.
It's not even effort! It's just time! It would be one thing if we still had split raid locks. Then you could say that someone who does both 10 and 25 are putting forth the extra effort for their gear. This is completely gated content that requires little to no thought and at least an hour of time. It's not engaging content, most of it isn't even fun. That's not 'putting in extra effort', that's someone suffering through content they don't enjoy simply to try and get ahead in unrelated content. That's the difference. At least in Cata you could do dungeons over and over and those are vaguely related to raids. Here you are doing gated quest content in order to not lose extra chances at raid gear and to fill slots that aren't dropping for you in raids. Anyway, I'm done arguing this. I'm fairly sure the overwhelming majority of the playerbase are already tired of dailies if they've been doing them at all, most people I know don't even do them anymore because they can't stomach another day of them. They feel bad because they know they are losing an edge and sort of disrespecting the time of their raid but there comes a time where you can't do something mindless every single day in order to improve something fun you do 2-4 days a week.