My playing time in Wintergrasp has plummeted since the switch from daily quests to weekly quests. It was only within the last day or two that I was able to find the drive to sit down and play back on my more regular schedule than before the quest change.
You Win, Blizzard
So, I guess what I’m saying is that Blizzard’s desire to control the lag in Wintergrasp by driving down participation is working like a charm for them as far as I’m concerned. I now find an aspect of their game much, much less enjoyable than before and now take part in it less. Hopefully that means the people still having a good time in Wintergrasp can enjoy it with less leg and one less active participant.
The Good Old Days
Before the quest change I used to time my lunch breaks around the next Wintergrasp battle. This was a great excuse to take a break from work and still get something out of my time playing my character. Since the change, I am lucky if I get in a Wintergrasp battle more than once a week on each of my two level 80 characters. There’s just not much incentive anymore.
I really want them to change the quests back to dailies. I have no hard proof to back this up but on Greymane-US it feels like Wintergrasp participation is way down across the board. The battles no longer feel quite as epic or important as they once did and I feel like this is a direct result of the change. I hope that the numbers on other servers are similar to my own and that Blizzard reconsiders this “solution” to lag in Wintergrasp.