So did blizzard break all the LFR mods? I was looking for a current version of Raidfinderfix, but I am unable to find one.
This is a terrible change. I would be alright with it if you were guaranteed (100%) to get a fresh run once you killed the last boss but you are not you are simply prioritized which means jack. This is not a huge issue anymore as most guilds are 1 shooting every boss but next tier it will suck because I'm sure we'll have similar bosses to Garalon.
It's better in the only objective way to measure it: queue times and VP acquisition. The change has already had a dramatic, positive effect. Groups always refill in ~1m rather than 5m+ in some cases. Queue times were shorter for me this week because thousands of people aren't passing the buck on partial runs, delaying queues for everyone else. You get VP more efficiently by taking the first queue, partial or not, for obvious reasons, even if you have to queue twice to complete it.
If you don't want to start partly through an instance, that's totally cool. You can leave and wait 30m before you waste the time of 24 other people again. I hope they break every one of these addons.
30 mins queue - get 2/3, cancel
30 mins re-queue get fresh run, spend 1 hour killing bosses
Total time spent: 2 hours
30 mins queue - get 2/3, join and spend 20 mins killing 1 boss
30 mins requeue - get fresh, join and spend 40 mins killing 2 bosses
Total time spent: 2 hours
30 min queue, get 2/3, cancel
30 min requeue, get 1/3, cancel
30 min requeue, get fresh, spend 1 hour killing 3 bosses
Total time spent: 2 hours 30 min
Numbers invented to show a point.
Any way you look at it, cancelling out will never be productive.
"If you never succeed, redefine succes"..
Also, you're just as likely to get a fail group when you take a fresh queue as you are when taking a partial. People leave for many reasons, the least of which is a fail group. The majority of them leave simply because they've already killed the next boss due to the domino effect when people leave.
The fact that the removal of the x/3 causes a large amount of complaints says enough imho. People were using the system already in place in a way that they liked and now with it gone, they'd like it back.
I personally prefer to do ONE LFR and kill all of it in that one go, but for those times where that doesn't happen for whatever reason, I'd like to be able to requeue until I get the last boss(es) that I need.
Before : I waited for a 0/3 queue and did 3/3
Now : I get a 2/3 queue, then requeue and do 1/3 and leave.
See - no net improvement in the group dynamic, just a pain in the butt for me having to queue and enter two groups.
Enhancement ~ Hand of A'dal, Grand Crusader, Light of Dawn, Dragonslayer, Firelord, Savior of Azeroth, Fearless, 6/13 25H
QueueSPy still works.
I enjoy playing my alts, but I will be playing them alot less because of this change to lfr. Unless they revert the change or someone puts up a mod that works around this. The official forums are starting to fill up with more and more posts about people quitting because of the lfr change. I won't quit, but I will probably only log on for my main raids now the way things are going.
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