Both are dull
I prefer dailies if I was honest.
I really really dislike the RNG nature of the way the loot works in Timeless Isle.
If they made it so you did not sometimes get only 1 secondary stat (and yes I do know its more of that stat than you would get normally but it is not double by any mark).
I have twice ground out 50k coins (which makes it 250,000k coins I have ground out now) to try and solve my hit cap in my Elemental off spec and got Spirit as single stat twice.
That is VERY frustrating.
Makes me quite worried about the loot in WoD.
Timeless Isle was just made up garbage content they flung together to use as a catch up mechanic. I hope we never see its like again. Both are dull but i would take daily quests over some small Isle you grind and grind and grind....
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I picked dailies but I would love a combination of both. Timeless Isle offers exploration, grind, and rares/chests which are all very fun. But I like dailies because its something to do everyday. I know they have a couple dailies but I would have liked to see about a 6-7 random dailies a day. I really enjoyed the Isle of Thunder because everyday was different so to me it didn't feel like a repetitive grind and they didn't lock out to much stuff like when MoP first started.
Dailies and TI serve the same function, but TI's advantage is that it provides a little more variance, and allows players to sort of set their own difficulty level, if you will. Want an easier time acquiring stones? Camp turtles. Want tougher encounters? head up and over the bridge, or further.
So I'd probably prefer how TI works over dalies as they've been presented so far.
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The problem with MoP at launch wasn´t the dailies, it was the golden lotus dailies for a number of reasons. There were some individual quest problems ( those imp-barrel quest) along with tagging issues blah blah.. The golden lotus dailies were terrible, and then add on top of them, at the same time.. klaxxi and SP which also weren´t really fun either.
The problem is players here don´t give good feedback. All we did was yelled ´OMG, I hate these dailes´ instead of thinking about what the little things were we hated.
Last edited by Azrile; 2013-11-27 at 05:55 PM.
Both have their merits. I like having a directive and I like being able to go and do whatever I want and still get rewards, but I can't just wander around hoping to find something. If there were dailies on the Timeless Isle, that would be great as it would allow for people to get a quest and head in that direction and then get sidetracked by a rare mob, or a treasure chest or whatever, and then get back on to their "main" objective of the dailies.
Dailies give me a reason to be in an area and do something, simply wandering around hoping I find a rare or get a treasure chest is not reason enough for me to go somewhere in game.
Or, more appropriately, G and G.
The firelands molten front was beyond horrible.
Timeless Isle is one of my favourite features in MoP. I tend to stay there, mindlessly killing mobs and rares, just chilling around, despite having no real goal whatsoever. Currently got 13 unused Burdens.
However, Daily Quests could improve it a bit. Not a grind, just an optional addition for players who would like a clear goal to be there, or some sort of lore background.
Taking TI as an example, I imagine one daily quest for killing a rare, one daily quest for killing 20 elites (like now), and an additional chain, varying each day. For example, one chain could be given by Brewmaster Bo, who would require you to collect ingredients for his special brew from various spots/mobs on the island. In the culmination you would have to defeat one of the Ordos Yaungols, who got attracted to the scent of a brew. Rewards: more Timeless Coins, and a bag which can contain a random Timeless item, or, rarely, a Burden. Or some other shit.
I really look forward to WoD if they plan to make more Timeless Isle style content.
I prefer Dailies to Timeless Isle. Quests and story are my main reason for going somewhere, not loot. Random events and random treasures don't do it for me.
I don't get the mindset of whomever came up with Timeless Isle. It is the pinnacle of pointless, endless grinding. There's no story, there's no plot, it's just "here's a bunch of monsters and some will occasionally drop some gear." At least with Dominance Point, Isle Of Thunder, Molten Front, Isle of Quel'Danas, etc., there was a point to all of it.
Also, not a fan of whatever mechanic allows you to turn hostile to your own faction. Especially in an area that, to me, seems like it was designed to be a quick way to gear up alts and new players so they can see the newer content sooner. Just seems like a recipe for fully-pvp geared guys with 700k hp to have easy kills from 350-400k HP characters in quest greens and blues. Just seems like a giant "up yours" to newbies.
I know, I know "PVP server" and all that rhetoric, but do you really think that's a primary concern for a guy brand new to the game? No, their concern is going to be where their friends play. Or they'll click whatever realm Blizzard "recommends". Or they'll assume that there will be mechanics in place to prevent the really high-end geared players from taking advantage of the lowbies who have no real chance.
It's one thing if it's faction-vs-faction, as you can still create situations where your faction can (for the most part) play in relative peace (think Wintergrasp, Tol Barad or any realm with a significant faction imbalance), it's another to allow your own faction to gank you and camp your corpse with little-to-no repercussions.
"You can always do a realm switch". Sure, for $25 per character. For those with time invested and several max-level (or close enough) characters, it'll be financially prohibitive. Not to mention that, unless you can convince them to switch with you, you'd be leaving your friends and guild mates behind. For those who are new to the game, they just spent $50-ish to buy all the expansions to get them to this point. How many of them would consider either re-rolling or paying for a transfer? I would expect that, upon hitting max level and finding out that even their own "team" can kill them for sport, they might simply say "not worth the money" and quit.
Dailies FTW.... Timeless Isle is the biggest fail in the fail expansion...
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They're both dull, but I prefer traditional questing (dailies or not) over stuff like the Timeless Isle. Maybe I just don't get it, but I feel no sense of purpose when I'm there.
I liked dailies when they were still relevant, and I still prefer them over Timeless Isle. They gave you direction, provided a story and structure. TI is just a huge sandbox, and it has none of that, while at the same time representing a monumentally larger investment of play time to finish. Plus I'm about 900 dailies away from my 10k dailies achievement, and I want to finish it.