Why do you care what other people get anyways?
Thought it was datamined that it's going to be a legendary weapon enchants that has a special proc from the start of MOP. So it's probably going to go on a weapon from the raid difficulty you are running.. I highly doubt a LFR only use will end up with same weapon as an heroic raider at the end of the tier.
But there's a high level issue of rewards not requiring a certain level of effort, and that level is slowly sinking as time passes. People wonder why they get bored of this game, especially at a casual level.
Legendaries nowdays are not even worth being called legendary...
http://ptr.wowdb.com/items/97457-scissors is not a sword... or at least thats what my mom told me when I was 6.
Remember back in the best expansion there ever was and all you had to do was roll 00 and BAM! legendary!
Now you have to do all this stuff, for months and months.
Legendaries are supposed to be BAM! legendary! for lucky people not these grinds anyone who plays day after day can do.
it would be a joke if people could obtain a legendary item through lfr.
Who are these people that afk through an entire LFR ? They don't exist. Every LFR I've done, anyone who afked a boss got votekicked. You're making up villains that don't exist because you oppose a theoretical situation that simply does not happen except in possibly like 1% of the LFR population. Even in LFR there are maybe 3 fights you can get by with literally just autoattacking without either dying or the boss moving and you standing there doing nothing.
And you folks are acting like no one ever derped their way to a legendary before MoP. I know folks who got Dragonwrath and FotF by basically being carried to them. How is that any different than the situations you're describing ? It's not.
And even if these non-existent (or at worst, tiny amounts of) people somehow manage to "afk" or "watch tv" to a legendary, how in the hell does that affect you ? Give me an objective way it impedes upon you. Give me one solid reason. Something other than "it invalidates it" because that is highly subjective and doesn't apply to me or to many other posters here, so that sentiment has more to do with you than with objective reality. Give me an objective reason it makes what you do with your guild less valuable. Does it lower your ilvl ? Does it make their ilvl equal yours ? Are their LFR kills on the front page of MMO-C or WoWProgress, ahead of your normal/heroic kills ? Give me one reason.
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Simply tired of people who think they are something special just because they do normal or heroic raiding. They get items with levels we LFR people just can dream of, raid achievements and special mounts - enough reward for them. Not?
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They also get crafting mats we can only buy at the AH.
They also get the content sooner.
So, to recap:
We get to:
1) See a watered down version of the encounters
2) See The Lore
3) Lower iLvl items
4) Wait weeks before we can get all of the content accessible to us
1) The full versions of the encounters
4) Higher ilvl items
5) All of the content accessible at least within 2 weeks
6) Crafting Mats
8) Special versions of gear with even more power
9) More gold
12) Possibly even feats of strength
13) Sometimes extra bosses
But no! We get waaaay too much! Because 1% of the group can play poorly! SO HORRIBLE!
It's less grinding than you need for a bone white raptor mount (more mobs, less health). Maybe you should have to grind a bone white raptor, and then instead of learning it, give it to Wrathion. Would that be grindy enough? Would it be legendary enough?
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But it's true. LFR is almost completely made up of people who are quietly trying, some of them doing very well and some not so well. And then there's that one asshole in every group who makes it seem like a toilet.
Probably, but it doesn't matter. We've all done so much shit to get this far, and i'm sure we'll have a nice quest like the dagger / dragonwrath ones to obtain it, that shit players can't do.
i do hope so. i think it would look pretty cool running around with a LFR legendary, while standing next to all those raiders with the same item. we have all done the chain quest, we should all get the item. end of.
I'm definitely not against people getting it from doing just LFR, if anything they deserve it more in some way for doing the absolute utter torture that is LFR for so so many months to get items that far less benefit out of than people who do normal/heroic.
But from my point of view i would definitely enjoy that the normal, or mainly heroic raiders, that are clearing all of the content get it faster, i don't think thats too hard a leap considering LFR->Heroic is pretty large difficulty gap and also considering that a lot of raiders just quit after you clear the final tier of an expansion on heroic and if you are one of those there is a fair chance you probably wont even finish this legendary quest line, which i feel is the greatest shame of this whole legendary quest line.
Even though, I still think letting LFR-players do all the quests and at the end just saying "okay, we're done with you, from that point on, only true raiders can continue" would be a major douchebag-move. Let them have it, whatever, they kinda earned it.