Yes, I prefer LFR a lot more than Normal... much less stress and hassle and more fun for me since I never really cared for difficulty in games(with a few exceptions) especially when that difficulty can't be overcome by me alone and is depending on other people... I don't mind difficult as hell single player games because if I die in those it means I just failed and I should try again... in wow it's usually bcoz some random I never met keeps failing and thus it's out of my hands...
Also much less hassle than always needing to find a decent guild to raid with and grow in rank only to realize they don't really give a shit about me when it's time to give loot since they usually give loot to ppl that have been with the guild longer or they know eachother irl...
No, LFR actually had the effect Blizzard intended for me in that it brought me back.
I had actually unsubbed from WoW because I didn't have the time to reliably raid normals/heroics anymore due to real life. When I heard they were bringing in LFR I resubbed and played for another 2 months but got dismayed with all the ninjas in LFR DS and unsubbed again. I don't mind carrying a LFR(I find it fun actually), but when people who don't do anything can steal from people who do, the system is screwed.
Resubbed for MoP and really enjoy the new LFR system, it suits me perfectly. I guess all I'm saying is if it wasn't for LFR I would not even be playing and seeing content.
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Yes. I am a casual gamer, I don't like having schedules for playing a game, I like raiding but I really don't like feeling that ''oh look it is 19.30, I better log on to a game because I have to raid''. Pugs are non existent on my server so I was only very happy to go to a social rank in my guild and do lfr. Am enjoying the game a lot now.
Well, kind of...
I have quit real life raiding because I don't really have the time for it. If I really wanted to raid, I could make time, but I can use LFR to satiate my urges. So, I wouldn't say LFR alone has made me stop normal raiding, but it's certainly one of the factors.
Actually, not playing anymore at all but I cannot stand LFR, and Normal mode raiding was just about the only aspect of the game I still enjoyed.
Never been gung-ho about heroic mode . . .
I have been in shit guilds, I know that... because like I said I never really cared about clearing the content in the first month or progressing through heroic(although I did do that in ICC coz lich king bro) also I never really saw a point in filling endless amounts of applications instead of actually playing the game. There are many things I enjoy in wow, having to deal with shitty ppl who only care about progressing asap through raids is not one of them. And it's not just about loot ... most of the guilds i've been in have been a bore fest... no interaction between players at all except during raids and officers... I was in the same guild the entirety of Firelands and DS and do you know how many Heroics I ran with guildies? None because whenever I asked if any1 wanted to go for some I always got no response or sorry going with officers... so yeah nowdays the only reasons I'm in a guild is for the guild perks.
And also no, I am not a bad player really I am mediocre at worst... but as a hunter I've always been top 3 dps in all guilds I was even when my gear was way below other players...(like in cata when I started a month after the release, I was in full blues maybe 1-2 epics, and every1 in the guild was at least half epics, and I still came in top 5 on most fights in 25 man... and I've usually been top dps in pretty much every raid I've been into as long as gear gap wasn't astronomic)
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While the poll is fairly unbiased, asking a very direct question and just having "Yes/No" as the options, I feel the poll, sampling size bias aside, isn't going to really give a tremendous amount of information.
Options should be more like:
- Raided normals/heroic before LFR, now only do LFR.
- Raided normals/heroic before LFR, now do both.
- Raided normals/heroic before LFR, still only do normals/heroic.
- Didn't raid at all before LFR, now do LFR.
- Didn't raid at all before LFR, still don't raid or LFR.
There may be some other scenarios I am overlooking, but that should cover the major groups of players.
I did not quit normal mode as much as I was effectively forced out of it and into LFR with the heavy drop of the late night PuG scene that suited my available play times so well before the introduction of LFR. Now I do not even do LFR and have stopped playing WoW as it was not about the gear or "seeing the content". It was about doing group based holy-trinity content that was engaging for myself and LFR is just lackluster mixed with frustration. I feel more like a god or a baby stomping on their toys than I do as a hero as the game describe we the players are in this game.
You have some free time thursday afternoon for whatever reason ? Nice, you can do 1-2 LFR wings. You are asked something during raid ? Easy, drop LFR someone will take your place.
It is not only about playing less, it is about playing when you want and/or when you can.
Raiding for 3-5 nights per week was easy when I was 20. I'm now nearly 30, still enjoying wow, but without the time to said schedules.
I quit raiding because I couldn't keep up the schedule, I would have quit regardless of LFR or not. RL > Wow.
I do however do LFR when I can. Without LFR I still wouldn't be raiding normals or heroics anymore.
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I would rather unsub than do strictly LFR.
Many people like playing with guilds that can't meet their schedule though and aren't interested in guild hopping around just for raids. My guild celebrated it's 8th birthday this week, I love playing there and love the people in the guild. I'd rather not raid at all than not play with those people. In fact I'd not play at all if it wasn't for those people.
Besides which organised raiding requires some sort of schedule always, even if it's just a commitment of a few hours a week. Not everyone can commit to any sort of schedule. No matter what commitment I make I could have a family or work thing come up and I would ditch the group for that. Do you really want someone like that in your raid groups? I don't know anyone who'd want someone like that tbh.