We don't know that.It really is just a minority. Even if you added all the posters on the official forums to all the posters on MMO-C (whether they are for or against, doesn't matter), it is still only a minority. The vast majority don't even touch forums. Hell, I'd bet some don't even know they exist. So yes, it is a minority complaining.
12M of users in WoW, how many of them unsub for LFR/LFD/new easy philosophy of Blizzard? We don't know.
How many of this vast majority don't like LFD/LFR or just find that this tools needs some fixes? We don't know.
How many of the actual player-base think that LFD/LFR it's OK? We don't know.
So, I can say that "we are the vast majority", but I never said that.
I know that the vast majority of people raiding are in LFR, but like me.
And I don't know if a popularized tool is synonymy of healthy tool, but (in my opinion), the tool that implemented it's not healthy at all, and I'm here reading and discussing for that.
+1. I've got some hopes in Flex raid. And the new feature to break the barrier of 10/25 man-raids too.In my opinion wait to see how Flex raiding works out. It should offer a viable option for pugging that doesn't really exist currently thus relieving the need to run LFR for some people.
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I concur on one of your point OP : As long as LFR Mode loot is higher in Ilvl than Normal Mode loot of previous raid, Normal Mode people will feel compelled to do it to maximise their chances.
As of now LFR Ilvl is calculated to be 1 or 2 points behind normal Ilvl upgraded.
Throne of thunder LFR mode should have dropped ilvl 494, not ilvl 502, in my opinion.
That would fix the problem with Normal people going to LFR for stuff.
I stopped reading after you said LFR has been a thorn in much of the populations side. Fact is it isn't. What you see is a very small but vocal minority while the rest of the players that are happy just keep playing the game and never even go onto forums or even really care that they're there.
Now I did go back and skimmed through posts and skimmed through your post to get the gist of what you posted which people have already suggested. It wouldn't be good. They already gate the release of LFR by a lot. And if you're worried about having to do LFR to stay competitive and feel like you're not letting down your team then maybe they should just make them share the same lockout instead of pissing off a part of the community that is most certainly larger than the raiding community. It's fine the way it is now. The only thing would be is to maybe allow more drops from older LFR's after the next tier drops but they've already increased the chance at a drop and their are other ways to get up into the current LFR which seems like doing pvp is the best way to go. That could probably be addressed.
Not sure if I agree with this.
So many players don't have access or friends to raid 10 normal.
This would just induce rage amongst more casual end-game players imo
It's easier to just queue up in lfr and get even better gear (than the previous patch normal gear)
Plus, Flex raiding is coming so if this was implemented it would actually benefit the game cause you get people out of lfr.
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LFR taints nothing. Any half decent raider clears it much before all the wings are unlocked.
And this is coming from someone who, by all means and measures, would be considered a semi-casual (as I only play to raid due to my work schedule, 'cept for weekends).