Thursday, December 13, 2007
For whatever reason, I’ve been focusing on the daily quests a lot lately. There’s obviously a desire for me to finally get my Netherdrake or get my epic flight form for the druid, but the rep and the money aren’t the focus of today’s post. Today, I’m going to talk about the daily heroics.
Pre-patch 2.3 (when the daily heroic and 5-man quests were introduced), there always seemed to be a huge desire to run Heroic Mechanar for the “easy” badges. If you completed the whole instance, you’d get 5 badges. If you just did the easy stuff, you’d get 3. That’s not bad for an hour’s work. It seemed that I was running roughly the same instances for the same elusive gear, and happen to be collecting badges at the same time.
Now that patch 2.3 has had enough time to settle in, I’ve realized that it’s been really nice having a daily heroic. It’s almost as if it’s the suggested heroic of the day. You get 2 more badges for completing it, you get 25g, and if you should happen to need an additional PUG (or two), there’s usually plenty of people in the LFG tool for that instance.
There other nice thing that I alluded to is that it gives you a chance to see some of the instances that you might not have seen before or for awhile. Haven’t seen Hellfire Ramparts since level 61? Guess what? It’s the heroic of the day. Haven’t seen Thrall in Hillsbrad Foothills since you helped the last group of guildies get Kara attuned months ago? You’ve now got to go there for an Epoch Hunter’s Head.
While I know this to may get old, at least it spices things up a little. It helps you get a few more badges. And it also helps give some motivation for some of those 75-badge items you’ve been drooling over. So now there’s one more reason to do your dailies.