12/07/2012 01:39 PMPosted by ManaaddictedI was unaware that the gear upgrade Ethereal was rep-based,
1, that didn't exist at launch.
2, upgrading a 463 to 489 > upgrading a 489 to 497, except for maybe weapons.
12/07/2012 01:43 PMPosted by PunyalesYou can do them every other day. You can do them once a week. You are just seeking to get them as fast as possible. Still not mandatory to do dailies every day.
If you're trying to maximize your chances of success in heroic raiding while undergeared, yes, it is mandatory.
Just like gems, flask, food, and potions are mandatory. If you're not doing at least normal raids, you'd be fine not caring about any of those either.
12/07/2012 01:44 PMPosted by GarnoxThere a plenty of options, including crafting, valor points, PVP, elder coins, holiday events and LFR to fill in gear spots that you may be missing. You don't have to do all of the dailies every single day to get the upgrades that you need to get past that 1%. You're just arguing for the sake of arguing if you say otherwise.
Crafting gave 476s. VPs had a cap. Conquest had a cap. Only 3 elder coins a week. Holiday stuff was 470. LFR didn't even exist until week 3, and then even that gives 476s.
It's really funny how Dailies are such a big deal. I fell behind so much and look how geared out I am. I don't do all the dailies everyday. No, I haven't ever done that, not even in Cata. Too hard...
I don't feel this invisible force telling me to DO THOSE DAMNED DAILIES
You're not geared out at all. Nor have you even killed a single boss on normal. You're not the kind of person for who dailies are mandatory. Just like you're not enchanting your gear.
12/07/2012 01:48 PMPosted by KaganfindelOne of these days the word "need" is going to snap, and come looking for her abusers so she can mete out vigilante justice.
Need is appropriate. If you want to do something, you *need* to do other things for it.
If I want to keep a job, I *need* to show up for work. Or are you going to claim that showing up for work is optional and thus I should be using "want" instead?
Umm, Mister OP, I don't think you read what he said. I think you picked out the sentence you took issue with and posted a knee-jerk reaction.
Because he was talking about how the people who raid, typically ended up getting replacements for the VP gear as quick as they acquired the VP gear.
Because I was talking about how we DON'T get replacements for the VP gear as quick as we acquired it. And how we use VP to fill in the slots for the gear we DON'T get.
12/07/2012 01:52 PMPosted by NtahYes, but only you percieve you must have them in the next week or else. I agree with Kosek, nobody is saying you have to get to revered with every faction in the least time possible, that's just the perception of the addicted gaming populace.
By "addicted gaming populace" you mean "people who take heroic raiding seriously?"
I mean, my guild raids two nights a week and we're 6/6H in MSV, 2/6H in HoF. Sometimes I play WoW for less than 10 hours a week. Does that sound like I'm addicted?
12/07/2012 01:58 PMPosted by GarnoxThey addressed this issue with the gear upgrade feature. If you really need those few extra stats and are unable to buy the particular piece of valor gear you'd like you are able to upgrade another piece of gear to get some stats that way too. You can pretend there aren't options out there besides dailies, but the fact is you are wrong.
And again, this didn't exist at launch. So you're wrong for claiming we were wrong, at a minimum.
Even if it did, if you have a 463 ring and a 489 ring, upgrading the 463 ring to 489 is a far larger bonus than upgrading the 489 ring to 497, so people would have had to do the dailies anyway.
12/07/2012 02:02 PMPosted by LorthuronI've suffered from RNG but the amount of dailies I do each day varies and I feel no force. It's just people having a chip on their shoulder.
Says the person missing 4 enchants without a belt buckle and who hasn't even killed a single normal boss. You have no idea what heroic raiding entails or how 1% matters.
I found your problem right here.
If you're doing heroic content the second week, why aren't you in 484 gear already. If you're doing heroic mode that means you have all the gear from normal mode.
Are you serious?
A 10 man group has about 160 items if we assume there's exactly 10 people. 12 items drop from a week of 10 man raiding. Even if every single item was used, that would require 14 weeks of clearing normal modes to get full 489 in every slot from raiding alone.
12/07/2012 02:08 PMPosted by GreenarciahQuestion: Should Blizz design the VP / dailies around hardcore players, or the lower 80% of players? Because the interview comments seem entirely reasonable for the latter group.
Here's the golden question: why did Blizzard stagger the raid releases?