remember that they are going to increase the drop rates of 5.0 raids for atleast lfr. but i also heard for normal/heroic.
If anything, 480 isn't high enough :P
Needs to be at a level where people that coast can't get in. And maybe we'll have some semi-competent groups.
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People who do more dailies are more competent.
Sure you will statistically get more gear by doing dailies. However, dailies are in no way required to meet the minimum ilvl requirements for LFR.
If someone isn't at 480 by now, they either have a fresh alt or are just bad. I don't mind not grouping with them in LFR.
Are you one of those organized raiders who goes into LFR just to shit on people?
If you think you can get from 463 blues to 480 by collecting about 1.5 pieces of 483 gear per week, in 2 weeks, then you're seriously fucking bad at math.
I think 480 is perfect. With the decrease in valor costs and the increased drop rate of gear in 5.0 LFR's, it shouldn't take more than a couple of weeks to get catch up to ToT I imagine. And with the Elder coins now being farmable you have the potential to get 2 rolls on everyboss every week (depending on time contraints and drop rates).
480 isnt terribly hard to get, especially with increased drop rates of loot for 5.0 raids when 5.2 hits.
Should take only a few LFR's to gain that.
I can see how 480 would be fairly hard to get if you're unlucky in LFR, only do LFR, and don't do dailies.
Blizzard should at least lower the rep requirements for all valor gear, at least. Make it all at friendly/honored, instead of honored/revered, or something. Otherwise, they're basically saying to optimally access content for the largest group of players, they HAVE to dailies, get really lucky, or wait a long time. Now, for me personally, that doesn't bother me. I'm a LFR only player, and I love dailies, plus, my main has an ilvl of 491, and at least one of my alts is 480. But a lot of people seemingly don't care for dailies, either. Lowering the valor cost of things isn't going to help that much if you still need that rep. (That being said, I do personally like things being tapered off like this, so I don't eat up all the content at once, but there still should be SOME compromises, and just lowering the valor cost of things isn't much. Unless they're insanely increasing drop rates in LFR, or something)