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My sub will run out before I can kill Garrosh =(
Well actually i think that Wednesday it does, so I gotta hustle when it's out.
You say you haven't raided since vanilla, it sounds to me like you were left with a terrible experience and a bad raid leader/GM. People have lives, we have people miss but we have the roster to replace them but obviously those with higher attendance get priority but it doesn't mean you're booted from the guild. You can argue scheduling is the issue all you want but flex still comes with many of the issues that you are complaining about. Quit making excuses and trying to justify them.
Why do they keep doing this?
Let's gate Normal and Heroic modes.
week 1: Vale LFR/Flex/Normal open up
week 2: Gates LFR/Flex/Normal open up
week 3: Underhold LFR/Flex/Normal open up
week 4: Downfall LFR/Flex/Normal open up
week 5: Heroic Vale unlocks
week 6: Heroic Gates
week 7: Heroic Underhold
week 8: Heroic Downfall
Since most LFR people from TOT probably have an ilvl of about 520 right now, that is a nice upgrade, and even higher than SoO LFR gear. There are no weapons, and I think only 1 trinket, and also no set bonuses.. but still it is a lot of good upgrades, especially if you are replacing a 502 item from LFR.
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In fact, they said the exact opposite today ( read blue posts above). They said that LFR and Flex are gated to make them more comparable to how people raid normal. Except for world first guilds, most people take many weeks or months to get to the final boss.
Flex raiding requires 2 tanks and 2 healers until you get up to about 14 total, then you will need 3 healers. The power of the boss scales regressively, meaning the 10th dps is not expected to do as much dps as the 9th., the same is true of boss damage.
Yeah, you are still going to want your tanks to show up every week, and 2 of your healers.. but after that, there isn´t much stress on people who miss.
I always hated this stupid gated system.
I'm sorry, and I've defended Blizzard for a lot of dumb shit in the past, but this just takes the cake. What an absolutely disgusting way to wring more money from subscribers. An entire month and ten days before someone can finish an LFR run? And they have the gall to use the excuse that they don't want heroic raiders to feel like they have to do LFR for gear.. Bit of a newsflash Blizzard heroic raiders are the people who will give you $30 to get 1% more DPS. This is so stupid I don't even know where to begin with it. Fuck Blizzard.
Perhaps Blizzard should open all LFR wings at once, but merge the raid-lockout of lfr with the normal/heroic ones, so that normal/heroic raiders would effectively be removed from lfr groups. As a result the lfr crowd could have its full content revealed on day 1 of the patch, but would face a form of progression nonetheless.
I mainly run LFR now and it doesn't bother me one bit that they extend it out. As a matter of fact, the slower I get to it the better. Inevitably this xpack is going to be like Cata with nothing to do for a very long time after the final raid is released and before the next expansion, so I'm in no hurry.
To start the group you will still have to gather at a scheduled time, it's not just something where people can show up whenever they want (maybe after the first ten, yes but you still need the original ten) you can't just show up whenever and a group magically appears. I will tell you from my experience of killing multiple bosses in flex on the PTR, it does not work like you're describing. It got harder, quite a bit harder to the point that we had to drop lower dps players because the high dps weren't able to carry them.
This thread overall makes me sad, instant gratification and so many people who feel entitled to the LFR raids. You aren't forced to wait, you can kill garrosh the first week you just need to raid normal. A little effort won't kill you.
lol ... that is a lot of pages of whining about getting gear that will be replaced two hours into next expansion ...
your gearing to level folks ... ease up.
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more than 1 month to kill garrosh in lfr? Meh, luckily I got FFXIV