By my standards, I played WoW pretty heavily this week to get even that many tickets. According to Blizzard's post on the topic, I earned less than half of what is theoretically possible in a month, but they claim that the half I missed will be easier to gain in future iterations because you can get the random dungeon drops anytime, not just when the Faire is active. If what I got this month is representative of what I'm going to get normally, I would have to repeat what I did this week every month for twelve months just to get the minipets and mounts currently on the vendor.
|Six pets at 90 tickets and 2 mounts, at 180 tickets|
That said, the fact remains that this is a game that charges a monthly fee. I would have no complaint if this event was open year-round so I could work on it at my leisure. Having an event that requires me to drop what I'm doing and work on it for the first week of every month, at the risk of losing my monthly token allowance, does not strike me as especially fun.
|Consolation prize: a bunch of easy achievements|