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7-07-2011 @ 1:26AM
"Players are now receiving 6 Marks of the World Tree from Caught Unawares and 10 marks from The Sanctuary Must Not Fall, which now allows players to obtain 20 marks as soon as they finish their first days' worth of daily quests and unlock the Molten Front."Sigh. I went out there and did all the available quests last week and was rather shocked that I had to come back another day just to get enough marks to do anything.It was such a downer I still haven't gone back. Why did anyone think releasing it in the original form was a good idea?
7-07-2011 @ 1:51AM
Does anyone know if we would be credited for the extra marks for players who already completed those quests?
7-07-2011 @ 2:15AM
Oh! Heaven forfend you might have to work on something for *two whole days!* What a cruel master Blizzard is!!!!!!!!
7-07-2011 @ 2:31AM
Heaven forfend? Forbid? Well geez, Heaven forbid someone complain about something. What's the problem here RePallyJil?
It's simply a pacing mechanic. It draws it out a bit for the people who are really gung ho about it and do the dailies every day. For those that come later, this speeds it up a bit. I wouldn't be surprised to see the next several "goals" get easier after they are completed by boosting the amount of "bonus" marks too.It's how dailies are designed. The whole point behind them is to control the time it takes to accomplish anything. Previously, all repeatable quests gave extremely small rewards like 10 rep or something similar. It took a long time to finish any of these grinds. Daily quests allow Blizzard to make the overall process longer while making each individual effort smaller.Considering your constant complaints about not having the time or guild to do anything, I'd think that would appeal to you, Sam.
7-07-2011 @ 2:49AM
for·fend–verb (used with object)1. to defend, secure, or protect.2. to fend off, avert, or prevent.3. Archaic . forbid. What's the problem here, WaterRouge?
7-07-2011 @ 8:47AM
I was burnt out anyway so I missed a day of doing the Firelands marks.Does that mean that Blizz will eventually reward me for not being "gung ho" about getting my 150 marks of the world tree?They shouldn't... and they shouldn't rush yet more people into the Firelands without doing the preliminaries either, unless they compensate the rest of us. It's not like the changing of the mechanics of the Wintersaber mount (I got mine the hard way, but don't feel cheated by Blizz making it easier) or saying "We're going to slightly increase the amount of marks earned." This is a matter of those people running from the beginning having nothing for those two days.Yeah, you can put me down as one of the people who think Blizz did this wrong. It took us two days to get into Firelands, but they can do it in one. Please send my toons 28 marks each (the daily amount of 14 x 2) to compensate us.
7-07-2011 @ 9:02AM
"or saying "We're going to slightly increase the amount of marks earned.""..*** From Dailies*** I forgot to clarify
7-07-2011 @ 9:56AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but couldn't you have just waited until these changes went in, meaning that you don't do the quests right away? Then you wouldn't have 'wasted' your time getting less than max marks.
7-07-2011 @ 10:27AM
"Considering your constant complaints about not having the time or guild to do anything, I'd think that would appeal to you, Sam."Not really. I thought it was idiotic that they promise that if you do these dailies, you'll open up all sorts of neato things and see all sorts of nifty things happen, but not today, not on your first day, we'll just hand you some cash and a few marks that aren't enough to accomplish anything.If they wanted to inspire the players to make the trip all the way out there more than once then they should have given them a hint up front about what lay ahead, instead of changing nothing, leaving you hanging, and handing you a new form of cash without explaining what it's good for.Like I asked, who in the company thought this was a good idea? Who would have bothered with the Bridenbrad questline in Icecrown if you were stopped after four quests without being told that you have to come back tomorrow if you want to continue? It's no different.
7-07-2011 @ 10:28AM
Sure we could have waited... I could have done a lot of things other than trying to compete with too few quest items and too many people trying to get them.The point is, it remains an arbitrary decision by Blizzard which wasted the time of those who had to do those first two days to get the marks to get through the gate..
7-07-2011 @ 4:15PM
Thank you all for blacking out all my comments--that guarantees everyone will read them!
7-07-2011 @ 4:30PM
"without being told that you have to come back tomorrow if you want to continue"You... are told that. The quest tells you you need 20 marks, you don't have 20 marks, you just completed a "daily" quest.Of course you have to come back the next day. You had to be told that specifically?Also, they announced it already, through places like Wowhead and battle.net that you would need 20 Marks to open up the further dailies. I'm guessing you weren't paying attention there either...
7-07-2011 @ 7:49PM
The change wasn't announced ahead of time, just suddenly the quests added more marks. I had two guys in from the start, and don't really feel bad that they "lost" that time since the change was a couple days later. No biggie, I suppose. I do think it's silly to change it so soon though, getting in on the third day wasn't horrible.OTOH, I'm still earning towards the 150 to unlock more dailies, then another 150, then another 125 before I see ANYTHING ELSE. So people that were impatient for the 20 marks are screwed if they think it's easy.And, on the other other hand, I've got alts that now I run through the one days worth for the intro gear from the vendor (amulet/ring) and then never do more.
7-07-2011 @ 10:56PM
Count me as doubly ticked, because I just went back for day two and discovered that because I participated last week I'm still 4 marks short of the very first turn-in.In other words, anyone starting just now can make something happen their first day, but anyone who started before this fix has to grind away for three days to see the same change.Now I see why folks were asking for marks to make up for the difference.Once again, way to go Blizz.
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