How long does it take you to finish them off?
I think that question is part of my problem. I'm not sure how long it will take.
Toward the end of a play session, I see that I'm just not running across enough events in my area. So I pop over to Wayfarer, because it's been my experience that they pop pretty quickly there. Some days, that means I knock them out real quick before logging. Other days, I run around and can't seem to locate a DE.
So I pop over to an alt parked at Thaumanova Reactor. One day, I've cleared healer, kill variety, and the last three DEs in fifteen minutes. Other days, the chain is bugged out and I need to figure out where else I can find several DEs quick.
And what did Arenanet say exactly that promised Dailies can be finished by playing what you usually play and not a single thing else ?
You're right, they didn't. It'd be nice if they gave a clear explanation of their goal for Dailies. That would give us a better chance to give feedback as to whether or not they are working as intended. On forums, however, I've seen a range of statements made by players from, "just play normally and you'll get them done" (not always true) to "it's a mechanic for people who need progression at endgame and want to grind it out".
If you respond to the first, someone jumps in with the latter, and vice versa.
They never said dailies will be completed in an average play session but rather a high percentage of them. Yet it happens quite often that the whole daily achievement is completed in a 2 hour session and if not its generally just a few things that need ironing out.
It's entirely possible that I need to continue developing my approach to dailies.
With the old dailies, I just logged on and played, and took the last twenty minutes or so to take care of any dailies that didn't get to 100%. With the new dailies, at first I did the same, and it worked well in low level zones. Now I'm into mid-level zones, I find I'm taking more time and effort to go do the dailies, which makes them a much greater focus of my play session, to the point where I'm starting to feel like they are the focus of each time I log in, rather than a side dish served along with my zone exploration and leveling as the main dish.
It's possible I'll find a balance with them over time, but a significant portion of the population seems to be having a similar reaction, which leads me to wonder if that's what ANet intended.
Most likely, they didn't, which is why we are going to get 5/9 soon, and all of this can just be chalked up to them releasing half of an update rather than waiting and releasing it with all of its working parts.
I believe they did say something about it being possible to complete all 9 for extra points. So most likely it will simply be a list of 9 (or whatever number they choose) but you only need to complete 5 for you to get credit for your daily.