Hey everyone, so recently I just got back into wow and I started by leveling up two toons at once and eventually chose to continue with my priest over my warrior, anyways as expected from playing cata I planned to jump right into raiding and quickly realized this was not as simple as I expected , anyways I started doing a couple dialies and what not then eventually just got my profession gear and had enough il to get into LfR. I went did my raid got some valor then finally payed a visit to the valor vendor, only to realize that I couldn't buy any gear unless I got my rep up by doing dailies. I don't like dailies, never have probably never will, I liked the old system where I had a choice I could either do Dailes for gear or grind out the points and hope for drops. And now looking at something just posted seeing that you need to be exalted with the tillers to use the new rep feature is making me a little unhappy. Anyways the point is I don't like this new system and so far I haven't found a real way around it. What are the opinions of others, also suggestions on getting geared without rep? Sorry about punctuation being absent, posting from my phone.
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I don't mind say, a week of dailies to unlock something, but the Golden Lotus grind is annoying as hell. I'd normally have said "oh well, I don't like this rep grind, I'll do something else" but the fact it's required to unlock two more rep grinds with gear I need at the end of them is bloody annoying.
so in summary forced rep grinding fine, MoP rep grinding is too long
I really don't like Golden Lotus dailies the rep amount is pretty slow the first time you do it and the dailies do fell repetitive and other factions are locked behind them (really did not like this idea).
I do really like Shado Pan and Klaxxi ones though they are very varied and don't take very many days.
The 5.1 dailies I think might be the best set of questing (let alone dailies) in WoW ever though so hoping for more of the same in 5.2!
You need exalted with the Tillers for work orders. You can (after 5.2 hits) use the daily rep bonus for all factions.
Also, you don't actually need dailies to max Tillers, you can just go out and farm the "gift" items, hand them in et voyla.
Yet again I did not know this so thanks for telling me
All in all, I understand what blizz is trying to do, I just see it as being a bit too much. I also enjoy questing, but I do not like doing the same quests over and over again. glad to see that blizz gets that its a problem and that I'm not the only one that has realized this problem. Hopefully I can get passed this and stay playing. I would really like to know what I can spend valor on other than rep required gear. I am going to check now to see if I can convert it to conquest because I forgot about this factor lol. Thanks for all the replies and being actually positive. If anyone else has opinions feel free to post them, because I am genuinely interested in this topic
This was meant to reply to multiple people but didn't work, anyways still thanks to all
The only rep I hated was Black Prince, because even with raid gear you need the rep for the gem and extra socket.
VP gear I couldn't care less about, didn't bother on my main (HC raid gear with LFR pieces combo lol), I rather keep the LFR (and blues if they didn't drop) than grind dailies for them. Just downed Empress on HC so I would say it is sufficient enough.
On my alt they won't even do dailies for the charms, if LFR and raid doesn't drop, they can keep the blues.
I don't like that I have to do them on several characters to be able to buy the valor items and the profession recipes. For the royal bags i want to make I need August celestials rep which is gated behind golden lotus rep. That's an example.
I had a blast in 4.3 because I could do HoTs which had nice drops and gave valor points, and I could do the cap whenever i want, one a day or 7 in one day or whatever. My choice. I loved the sense of progression on my character it gave. Now I just find myself leveling alts in order to get a sense of similar progression.
I am a healer at heart, but in MoP I find myself playing my hunter the most, simply because it is much easier doing dailies on the hunter especially since the spec i'm using is the same as the one i'm gearing for. It would be nice if healing could reward me rep like running dungeons with a tabard could, which according to first post on mmo champ i might be able to do in 5.2. The lucky charms are so valuable though, so dailies will still be something i feel i "should" do.
You're not really forced to do them...I'm a heroic progression raider and I never bothered to grind up most of my reps (did tillers and cloud serpents and Klaxxi, but only because I felt like doing the dailies). Only valor piece I bought was a back from Shado-Pan (which took like 1 or 2 days to get enough rep for).