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12-09-2011 @ 2:11PM
I know I'm gonna get down voted for this but I look at Darkmoon Faire and I just think - 'yay, more grind'.
12-09-2011 @ 2:31PM
That's all it is now. I was happily pushing a bunch of alts through it and I realized it will take a good part of a year to get even one heirloom, since I am not doing all the other ways of making tickets. As I noted in another reply, at least they could have made the pets and mounts BOA instead of BOP.But it is still a big grind and not all that compelling once you do it a few times.
12-09-2011 @ 3:04PM
Yeah, it is another grind. People like grinds, heck, that's what most of the game is.Personally I think this patch has brought a ton of new content for everyone, Blizzard is doing a much better job and I think it's a good sign for the "fix" of the problem that is Cataclysm.
12-09-2011 @ 3:13PM
The entire game is grinding. You grind levels. Then you grind dungeon gear. Then you grind heroic gear. Then you grind raid gear. Then you grind heroic raid gear. Then you get a new raid and do it all over again. Then you get a new expansion and you grind levels again. Rinse and repeat.I'm not sure DMF being a "grind" is really a criticism - everything in this game is a grind, so it's just the nature of the grind that makes the difference, and I find the DMF one to be significantly more fun than, say, some of the Vanilla and BC rep grinds.More compelling than the Avenger's of Hyjal rep grind too.
12-09-2011 @ 3:58PM
I just wish you could play the games 7 times in one day instead of doing them once a day all week, similar to how Heroics were changed. I work and raid 3 days a week, and occasionally do other stuff, like grocery shopping, on the days I don't raid so I don't always have time to take my main to the faire every day this week, let alone my army of alts.
12-09-2011 @ 9:10PM
One thing I have really gotten tired of is every holiday being made into a grind.One holiday has a few events, and a handful of things, and if there's any kind of item which is used for the holiday, it's available easily and cheaply. And suddenly it gets revamped, and everything that wasn't on a vendor gets placed onto a vendor, and you have to grind currency to get anything. And the currency disappears after the end of the event, so no saving up for next year.Then another holiday is done the same way. The random pets, drops, and other items get locked behind a vendor, with grinding required for the currency. And the currency expires.Then another holiday gets put behind the same vendor thing. What was once a nice, casual (in the sense of no real time commitment required) holiday has now been turned into a grindfest, which requires you to work on the holiday almost if not every single day it's available, doing dailies, and buying things off a vendor.RNG sucks, especially when it comes to holidays. Seeing 15 toothpicks drop at Hallow's End, while someone else gets nothing but candy but needs a toothpick, and someone else gets nothing but tricks, sucks. But it's almost as bad when you put everything behind a vendor, and have to grind everything out just to get an item.I understand they want you to keep playing as long as possible, but I would like to have some in-game holidays remain as they were, holidays. Not a grind-fest which requires you to work your ass off just to get most of it done."Hey, this holiday came up. What's it about?""It's just a celebration of (holiday.) You just enjoy it if you want. You don't have to do anything. You get some nice bonuses, and maybe a few items, maybe a pet."Instead of "grind, do dailies, get them every day or you won't be able to get half of the items available."
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