So what do you think of daily quests? I did them all in the Firelands, but haven’t found the time to do them in M of P. (Times been tight, recently.)
There’s no limit to the number of these quests you can pick up at one time. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Does it force one to put in way too much time grinding out the dailies in order to stay competitive?
Patches 5.3 and 5.4 seem to be lacking in daily quest content. Oh, there’s a bit on the Timeless Isle, and certainly a few “regular” quests, but not piles of dailies like we’ve seen before.
Mists of Pandaria’s 5.4 patch is live, and it’s not short on stuff: try a brand new island, flexible raid system and fisticuffs with Garrosh Hellscream in the undercity beneath Orgrimmar. But it is a little short on daily quests. And come to think of it, so was its predecessor, the aptly named 5.3. What’s up with that?
“I wouldn’t say that it’s inconceivable that we will have daily quests again at some point in the future,” said lead game designer Tom Chilton, “but certainly not to the scale that we did in the past.”
It’s a very different mindset to that which saw Blizzard pile on the dailies to ensure that “the content wouldn’t feel repetitive”. But Chilton pinpoints one missing detail that kept the system in check – originally, players could only play a total of 10 per day.
“If we had a limit of 10 different daily quests, but 100 different quests you could do out there, then you can sort of imagine there would be a little bit more choice in terms of which ones you would do,” Chilton told WoW Insider, “especially if we give you different reasons to do different ones.”
But as the dev team raised that cap to 25, and then did away with it altogether, they observed an unfortunate trend in player behaviour toward habits which weren’t “the most fun way to play the game ultimately”.
So what do you think? If Bliz dropping the daily idea or is this just a patch which doesn’t happen to have any, meaning they will be back (in force?) later on? How would you change things (dailies) if you were in charge?
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