So I'm from a more progressed guild than the typical LFR person (11/12). I've never expected much when I queue for an LFR because these are inexperienced people. So I try to be friendly, help out, and honestly carry the weak.
Since Dragon Soul I've noticed a disturbing trend in capability. I'd go from out-DPS-ing people by 20% or so to about 50%, onward up to recently where I flat-out double or more the output of people. Oh well, DPS potential among classes is another topic, but it plays into the point I'm going to make.
What I noticed during a LFR Ji-Kun recently was not that the group was wiping, but it was down to these very disturbing points:
-One person's strategy was just to get the maximum buff from wiping.
-Six to Eight people were yelling at each other about bizarre strategies, such as "ignore the eggs" - or "only plate DPS can kill eggs" - or even most weirdly "just have healers kill eggs since the boss is a DPS check"
And I just sat there, blank stare on my face, wondering how so many people could be so wrong about an encounter, but also about leading an encounter. The attitudes were atrocious and unproductive. Insults were flying everywhere, and on one attempt when I did 95k dps more than the #2 person, one person even suggested they vote kick me because I didn't need any gear. Huh?
So even though, being a GM/raid leader, I wish I could just turn that side of me off and relax in a LFR or pug, as usual, I had to step up. I never just get to relax and be a soldier.
I took charge of the raid, put a diamond on my head, and said:
"If you are uncomfortable with this boss, just DPS the boss and STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS."
"I will (with a diamond on my head) - fly around to each platform and kill the eggs."
"If you want to learn this fight, follow me, and help. Otherwise I will be able to kill enough to let you guys kill Ji-Kun himself."
Everyone shut up and listened. A few people actually followed me, helped, and we killed him rather quickly without any deaths. I received many thank yous for stepping up and leading, but for some reason, a day later I am still unhappy with this.
What I did was the incorrect strategy, it was "just to get it done" - and now these people aren't really going to "get it" for whenever they go into an LFR group without someone experienced.
I'm honestly not sure what the solution is for mechanically dense fights. Though since Dragon Soul, I've wondered why they even exist. I am also curious if Europe deals with the same things or if this is an American culture problem-- "I want it dead, I want it now, and I don't want to do the fight properly" reigns supreme in every LFR group I've seen. The uninformed rule the raid, bully others, and make giant asses of themselves until someone experienced who is just trying to relax and enjoy an easy raid, or test out some spec changes, or play an alt, is forced to step up and take control.