COME ON! That's like the best blog post title ever . . .
(Side note: My favorite comment on that video is, Why did my name have to be Daisy?")
Anyway, while I had a catchy commercial jingle in my head, I had another person reply to me on Twitter something to the extent of "The grind! It's a bitter sweet symphony, am I right?" (that so was not a direct quote . . . ) And suddenly I was watching and listening to this old song again, I kid you not, for like a week afterward. (This song and I cross paths sometimes and linger on for a while.)
It really made me stop and think about dailies. For some it's "something to do" and for others it's just a frustrating run on the treadmill. It's partly about attitude, but once the magic is gone from an MMO for you . . . it's just something that solidifies the aspect of "This is super boring."
This morning, in Guild Wars 2, I'm looking at my list of dailies right now, in fact . . . shall we finish them? Lets!
There are 13 of them and to get the daily completion flag, I only have to do three of them.
- Daily Engineer or Necromancer Winner (PvP win)
- Daily PvP Rank points (Earn 50 points in PvP)
- Daily PvP Reward earner (earn 1 rewards from PvP)
- Daily Maguuma Vista Viewer. (Go click a vista point -- DONE!)
-Daily WvW Objective Defender (Defend a castle, keep, or tower in World vs. World)
-Daily WvW Big Spender (Go spend 25 badges of honor -- DONE!)
- Daily Kessex Hills Event Completer (Complete 4 events in Kessex Hills)
- Daily WvW Caravan Disrupter (Destroy an enemy supply caravan)
- Daily WvW Camp Capturer (Capture supply camps)
- Daily Inquest Golem Mark II (Go beat the inquest Golem Mark II world boss)
- Daily Warrior or Elementalist Winner (PvP win)
- Daily Kryta Miner (Gather 10 ore from mine nodes in Kryta -- DONE)
LOL Of course I chose the easiest ones. ;)
If I really wanted to, I could go back through that entire list . . . and i'm sure many do. It's "directed" play that gives you decent rewards and gets you out into the world where you may bump into other players, etc. I like Guild Wars 2's daily system, but I keep going back to that Bitter Sweet Symphony song . . .
Games without dailies, like Wizard101, usually means that you're in charge of your play. YOU direct where you want to spend your time and you're not following a company's treadmill suggestion. POWER TO THE PEOPLE! But let's be honest, dailies in Wizard101 are generally hatching pets; checking gardens; farming for gear, jewels, and reagents; and clearing out your side quests. ;)
So leave me your thoughts (I keep hoping people will start commenting on my blog again):
1- What are your favorite types of dailies . . . do you go for the easy ones like I just did?
2- What game do you think has the best dailies? (that older post I linked to up top talks about Rift dailies and WoW dailies)
3- Is it a Bitter Sweet Symphony?
4- Other thoughts, my friends?