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went into 4 LFRs and dont think we wiped once.
I can definitely see the longterm troubles though, as there's little reason to be doing ToT LFR when the Normal is accessible to xrealm pugging now.
WTB 'Random LFR' queues.
Then the raiders have the nerve to suggest getting rid of LFR would make those short timers join raid groups, as if they would really want them in their raid group to begin with.
4th pool, Jin'rokh at 45%, and my crap geared ret pala 3rd on damage done. I cut my losses there and then.
I avoid LFR during short timer waves on my alts, and only go in with my main if there are items I need to continue gearing up, like how for the last 5 months I have been banging my head on lei shen 3 times a week for the stupid trinket that finally fell 1 week after SoO started.
You need to run all the LFR's in order to be able to get to SoO. So I can see people still running M. Vaults all the way to the end of ToT as the new 496 timeless isle gear on alts doesn't let you bypass this process although I wish it did...
I understand the complaint, but what you have to understand that ToT LFR is only giving gear 6iLvs higher, so it really isn't that big of a difference. The actual problem is that people get to 90 and get enough iLv for LFRs while still having green weaps equipped, and are too lazy to run some heroics (or their weapons don't drop) and are forced to hope they drop in LFR..so until that time being they're using 429-450 weaps which is never going to get it done.
It's a outrage I say a new patch invalidates the previous patch. Next thing you'll know they'll bring out a new expansion and no one will be playing the MoP content any more.
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The legendary quest is probably the main thing keeping lfr queue times from getting astronomical, but multi wing queueing should help as it increases the pool
Take it or leave it but why even do ToT LFR?
If you have a decently geared main who can do Timeless Isle stuff, get your alt to 490+ ilvl and go run ToT normal, there's plenty of pugs going on openraid, etc. I'd take advantage of it, the 20% nerf is ridiculous. I dare say putting the effort into finding a group who does that weekly would probably be much faster and less painful (if you need secrets/runestones)
LFR is the ghetto of 'raiding'. You will find:
- People doing lower DPS than level 85s
- People doing lower healing than DPS/tanks
- People who ignore all tactics/mechanics even if they are told standing in fire is bad
- Trolls who abuse mechanics to grief people
- Ninja pullers
And the best of all is: The worst people always get the loot.
That being said, I will be glad when I finally have my runestones and heart and don't need to do that shit again.
Just did LFR for the very first time yesterday.
I didn't think it was THAT bad...
Sure people were leaving all the time, but we got replacements in a few minutes.
And we cleared the first wing, we wiped about 4 times, one time on the sha, 3 norushen with crappy random teleports.
There was only one completely useless arse hat, all of his gear was broken and he couldn't repair because he only had 111 gold. He didn't even bother to repair before he entered the raid... He was outdpsed by a trinket pet...
All in all, it was not that bad, definatly will do it again next week.