It's cross-realm, so I'll most likely do flex with friends from other realms for fun.
I'll run it, but probably not every week (so I voted No - but I don't even know if I'm the correct demographic for this poll... What do you consider hardcore? I consider myself at the most 'semi-hardcore'; at least that's what my guild calls itself on wowprogress). It will depend on how much time there is left, if we want to do achievements, if we can get people motivated for it, etc... It'll have to be organised somewhat if we do it with the guild. Or I'll just PuG it when I'm in the mood.
Since my guild is always more than 10man, but not enough for 25man as guild master I get involved in the decision on who is going to sit out and I always feel guilty for not be able to get everyone in a raid. So yes, my guild will definitely run flex raiding with the players who are on bench or those who we are helping to learn how to raid. At the same time we like progression, so heroic ones will be done too with our main group. I believe this is one of the changes that Blizz has finally got right and I hope they don't screw it up somehow.
going to be doing both till I get tier bonuses and trinkets... then cut off lfr, then cont flex raiding till my lfr tier or trinkets get upgraded , then cut flex once I have my tier and trinks non lfr versions... and while im doing lfr and flex ill be hating it and getting burned out
I rather tank in hell then dps in heaven
If you want to stay competitive on your Realm, You'll have to do Flex Mode Runs to grab more gear for you. I mean, if your set bonus are completely OP or to have another chance to put your hands on some X or Y Trinket, you'll have to do them.
When the race ends, I doubt I'll keep doing it on my main. I'll do it mainly on my Alts thou.
Last week I joined the oceanic #1 25man, I guess i'm doing lfr and flex now fml
My guild will be doing it. We're splitting into 2 groups the first 2 weeks at least, so that our mains have the biggest chance at getting upgrades. The remaining slots is filled with our alts or maybe a social. And ofc we have to do Flex mode, cause the Tier tokens and the trinkets are just way too good and not getting those items will gimp us in terms of progression.
But it'll be Normal/Heroic>Flex>LFR. Hopefully we get most of what we need from Normal/Heroic and Flex, so that we don't have to do LFR /cry.
So don't you worry about us burning out
We have faced trials and danger, threats to our world and our way of life. And yet, we persevere. We are the Horde. We will not let anything break our spirits!"
flex > lfr
they should share a lockout so lfr can go away forever
Also, removing LFR might be an option for the next expansion - because great overhauls always take place between expansions not during them. For the current expansion though, removing an option would do more harm than good.
That said, I really don't mind the existence of LFR. When a raid is new, I actually enjoy getting some valor points there, just because I can.
WotLK was so famed for PUGs/GDKPs/community because of the ability of the great to mix with the good (or not so good). Allowing us to raid with friends/family/PUGs without personal penalty is great, and will be a welcome addition back to the scene.
It's also great for alts/alt raids, since (for my guild, anyway) we often have trouble fielding more than 7-8 alts for an alt raid, and we kinda shudder at trying to pick up PUGs from tradechat to go do TOT normal. Flex apparently now allows for as few as 8 players, meaning that we can either just go with the 8 we have, or pick up friends from our server/other servers to fill in if needed/available. Win for all.
I personally really hope that Flex takes off, and just flat out replaces LFR. I know that the whole console generation just wants to "turn on, queue up, play quick, and log out", but that mentality is so diametrically opposed to what an MMO should be. I know the genre is changing, due in no small part to things like LFR pushing it in that direction, but I'm in no hurry to see it further bastardized into some lobby-based CoD-with-Dragons game.
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