You now get Valor with every run, with a bonus for the first of the day
Yeah, up until the cap, which hasn't been increased and instead still sits at 1000 points, right? And we got a maximum cap on top of it.
We wanted a better catch up mechanism.
And the new system is accomplishing that exactly how? To reach the same cap, I have to run THREE TIMES AS MANY dungeons. You can call that anything, but it sure isn't a catch-up mechanism that works like rested XP.
More folks did dungeons/heroics when we had one a day than seven a week. The latter felt too much like a job.
People are doing more dungeons now because you drastically reduced the reward per run, nothing else. And thanks to that, people are even more stressed out because rather than being relaxed and expecting something close to FUN, they're trying to do 3 times as many dungeons in the same amount of time. LFD was never the most friendly place to start with, but you've now managed to turn it into something even worse. I mean what are you thinking? You change the system, and OUR real-life schedules just magically adapt to it?
And it felt too much like a job? How could you say that after turning the entire game into World of Chorecraft that requires me to log in each and every day to do my things rather than allowing me to do the same on my own schedule?
If I don't log in every single day and do my chores, I am missing out, and there is absolutely no catch-up mechanism. In fact, I am being penalized for NOT logging in daily and doing those chores by having to do significantly more on the days I do. When it comes to reputation, I have simply lost without having any chance to make up for days where I just didn't feel like doing those silly quests.
Sure, you can say that it felt like a job to have 7 dungeons a week to reach the cap, even less with LFR providing already half of the points for the weekly cap.
But you know what? Back in Cata I was working this "job" 2 nights a week for maybe 3 hours each, and was off for the rest of the week. Maybe "work" a weekend afternoon to do it all in one sitting. Or do the unthinkable and just spread it out over seven days.
I could do my stuff anytime and any way I wanted, without having to worry about losing 2/3 of my paycheck. And I even had time to do questionable things, like Loremaster achievement, fishing, or leveling archaeology - in between having several alts ready for our raiding efforts.
Now I feel bad if I "waste" time doing pet battles or whatver rather than doing my chores.
Maybe I'm just too damn old to be playing this game as it is. I was raised with the principle of doing my chores before having fun, and it's simply impossible to break that habit with the game in it's current state. Moving pixels while constantly thinking "I really should be doing my dailies (be that dungeon or quests) instead" is just not very enjoyable.
Don't know if it's arrogance, or being entirely disconnected from the game, but recent blue posts regarding Chorecraft have made me even more upset about the whole system. I'm paying to work a virtual job. Something is wrong there.