Seems like a good idea to me.
Yeah I'm going to spend my whole day looking up nonexistent information about how raids were becoming extinct and blizzard didn't have the money to make raids with their 12 million subcribers.
LFR raider here, and I think Blizzard are right to gate the availability of the lower difficulty of raid tiers.
Personally I think Blizzard have been too lenient with the timing, and would have prefered the following set up:
Day 1: Only heroic mode raid is available.
Once a boss is killed on heroic it then becomes available on normal mode.
Likewise a normal mode kill makes the boss available to flex mode, and a flex mode boss kill makes the boss available to LFR players.
I think it would be a good way to bring realm communities back to life, as everyone would be supporting/watching the leading heroic guilds on their realm, and it may even foster a spirit of competition between realms. I would even go so far as to add a spectator mode to raids, getting everybody interested in realm progress.
Day 31: All remaining bosses become available to all levels of difficulty.
BTW, I have no problem with the delayed opening of LFR. If I wanted to, I could let my sub lapse for a few weeks (it expires in two days), but I doubt I'll do that. And if players aren't going to be doing that, they didn't really need an immediate LFR opening.
Blizzard might want to consider the consequences of mechanisms that increase the gear gap between LFR and normal raiders, though. In particular, that gap makes it less likely for LFR raiders to move up to Flex.
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I remember once some 15 years ago i bought a game for my nintendo.
After a while i realized i could not finish the game by afking in Super easy mode setting. Atleast not withing the first hour.
Confused and infuriated i demanded my money back, if i payd for it it should cater to my need to finsh it instantly without any effort.
Going extinct... when most of the servers had at least 1 25man PuG back in Wrath... Mine had at least 4 PuG 25HC a week at the end.
Don't spread your ignorance.
" LFR raider ".... LFR != raid, it's not raiding it's just a festAFK when 5 rerolls PL 20 others greenstufflike skilled ignorant people about gamedesign and why devs sucks.
why the hell is lfr so delayed? blizzard is a buncha fucktards if they think they should delay lfr till the end of october before garrosh even appears.
way to keep those subs dropping. gg
Please stop spreading your ignorance and lfr hatred. The part of the game you enjoy (raiding) would be getting a lot less resources if it wasn't for it.
Part of the game I enjoyed was back, in Vanilla, Aldrassil, casting my first Wrath then spending a whole week in Teldrassil for pleasure. Nowadays, you can level 60 in 2 days easily and you won't even remembered your first step in.
I would prefer different servers for differents gamers, like HM servers, normal mode servers and beginners. Two servers migrations at 0 $ per year.
" A lot less ressources "
The best ressource is what you call "" Elitists "" players, without serious gamers the game would be a F2P quality and even look at the PvP state... worst ever and ever....
And ressources for what... to delete all the 5 man elite quest, to delete all the epicness of Dungeons, to delete all the 25 mans guild leading to dead servers ?
A SERVER IS DEAD WHEN there is no 25 man guild.... so your " A lot of ressources " is pretty DUMB ( insert rage and infracted leading to a BAN here ) !!
You for sure have never looked a PTR forum.... It is what Devs are, a whole fucking MESS. You don't know anything about WoW and the design issues.
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