Several people have been talking about the history of the badge system in WoW.
and to an extent http://trollshaman.blogspot.com/2011/06/sanity-deadzone.html
What are my thought on the badge/JP think. I say that the best options are
a) Keep the instances system as is. Reward people who want to run them.
b) Add another way to earn justice points etc.
No every one likes instances. Lots of people like loot.
What if there were a couple of different ways to get what you want?
Some of my ideas are
1) Daily Quests that reward JP: They already had something like this in BC. Lets put it back in the game. Maybe each daily quest is like half the JP that you get from a boss. Or a quarter. It would be something for those that dont like to instance or don't always have the time.
I think it would also help keep some bads out of instances.
2) Make Justice Points a new currency that can be TRADED. You gain justice points in dungeon runs. You have nothing to spend it on except ridiculously overpriced items the blizzard put at a vendor. Trade them to someone who wants them. 1000 JP for 10 stacks of ore? I am sure there are plenty of people out there that would use this system.
3)Consolidate JP/Honor. You earn one currency. You spend it on what you want. Sometimes it is nice to throw in a bit of PVP. It would also give people who have already bought everything something else to spend the points on.
Those are a few of my ideas. What do you think.