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5-19-2008 @ 2:55PM
It seems a lot of people are bored or frustrated by the system of doing one thing over and over and over to get reputation. It's like they want something new and exciting to do every time they spend several hours playing a game.Well... duh!Seriously, who actually desires a situation where they have to find ways to make a game fun? Don't get me wrong, I 'love me some warcraftin' but the developers have to know people feel this way. On your 23rd trip through heroic Arc, are seriously still having fun? Or are you just doing it for drops and rep so that you can have your 'actual' fun later, somewhere else?With the Shattered Sun dailies, at least the ones right there on the island, I'm finally having fun doing daily quests. I've wondered in passing what makes them so different from the earlier dailies, the ones I 'relented' to doing occasionally, but largely avoided like the plague. I think a lot of it is that there is no boring event-less trip involved. This is reinforced by the fact that I rarely do the Sun dailies that involve Hellfire Pen. or Shadowmoon. I don't have a problem with traveling, per se, and actually far prefer it to the instant and inexplicable 'poof' travel of Guild Wars. However, it's time-consuming with no payback. Some sort of excitement or fun involved, and I'm all there.Ultimately, my point is that getting rep with Shattered Sun is the most enjoyable reputation experience so far in the game. This is a very welcome sign for the future! I only wish they would at least attempt to re-tool the other Burning Crusade reputations to make them as enjoyable. They have rewards, like the Sporebat pet, that will always be potentially desirable. This is a vast improvement over the now uniformly worthless rewards of the pre-bc reputations. Now they just need to make them fun.
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