I wanted to share my thoughts about the new Beetle Races, and especially the Daily that's connected to them.
As much fun as they are and as nice as it is to get some easy medals to build up your own Guild Hall race track for example, there is, at least in my opinion, a HUGE disadvantage to them as well:
The Waiting time the daily requires.
It just takes way too long when you consider that you only can buy about 2 or 3 pieces per day, especially when you have to wait for the group events to finally start.
At least in my case, since I love the races and I want to build an awesome race track (or even some awesome race tracks, let's make it a plural) in our Guild Hall I did the daily races every day since their release last week, but I already feel exhausted to do them, I feel that it completely burns away my motivation to play GW2 onward after I got them done, since often it takes about 45 minutes - 1 hour until they are finally done, and that just because the waiting times in between them, which feels like lost and wasted time.
So I thought, why does this daily have to be linked to the group event at all? Why not make it linked to the mere time trial adventure which you can start any time you want. It's like that in HoT Map Daily adventures, so why not here too?
This also would help these that want to do the group racing events for the mere purpose of competition, since even on a high end PC it lags like hell when there's many people doing the event, making a well timed and precise drift near impossible. It just would lessen out the number of all these, that only want to do the daily to earn their medals and buy their rewards.
So they still would have to do some work for it, as it should be, but what exactly is achieved by just sitting on a map and waiting while doing literally nothing 3 times in a row just to get a few medals exept a mere and in my opinion useless test of patience?