The very same model the developers have said several times they would like to move away from.
I realize that are not the players that take the decisions as how the game should evolve.
That is for the developers, game designers, etc.
Anyhow, I like to think that a game like WoW, with a huge fan base, sees and evaluates players opinions.
Developers might want the game to take a specific path, but they also must expect that players might not be very happy with that path and react to that.
You don't really seem to take into consideration that there's people that actually enjoy running dailies.
Sure there is. But that doesn't make it the best option. I don't have the data Blizzard might have, but taking into account my playing Realm and Guild, I' pretty sure most don't.
Also, there're other methods to increase certain reputations if you truly don't want to do dailies (Golden Lotus, Klaxxi, Tillers (for individual friendships), Anglers and Order of the Cloud Serpent).
There are??? O.O
And, just as we've said in the past to PVP players that the developers want them to also experience the PVE part of the game, this should probably be said for those players as well: there's all this content outside dungeons/raiding available to you, that you can do if you so wish to. But, if you're willingly chosing not to take part on *that* content, is it truly fair to ask for everyone else to be forced to do the kind of content you personally enjoy?
I believe the thought behind this might be the right one, but I'm always a bit unconfortable when I read something like "the developers want them ...", it feels like "we, the developers, say you do that, you do and !@#$".
Look, I have no problem with dailies existing in game. Who wants to do it, plz do and have a blast. But I think there should be other ways of achieving the same goal. Not everyone wants to know that content the developers think they should know.
Tabards might be fun, who wants to use them, plz do.
Other solutions like someone said about champion a Faction are fine with me also.
Anyhow, all this fuzz about Reps would be avoided if Blizzard didn't decided that VP gear should be behind Faction Reputation. That compelled players to do the dailies, whether they were "forced" or not.
And we were compelled to do almost all the freaking Factions!!!
Has I said in some other post, Rep grinding should be for vanity or special items like mounts, pets, huge bags, epic gems, etc.