Once upon a time, daily quests were the easy and fool-proof way to get cash quickly, with the extra sweetener of faction rep. It was a great way to get those rare items or that Netherray mount during World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Of course, back then, gold meant something. To give you an example, saving up the 5000g for my druid’s Epic Flight Form was such an impossibly massive figure, I had to borrow 3k from a guildie. Now I can earn that in a couple of hours via mining, the auction house and doing dungeon runs. So, during TBC and Wrath, doing dailies was a quick, pain-free and profitable way to ensure you had enough money to raid.