You can keep telling yourself there are all these excuses but it comes down to the fact you arent prepared to do the ground work for raiding and therefore should not be surprised if youre told youre not invited.
"There is a pervasive myth that making content hard will induce players to rise to the occasion. We find the opposite. " -- Ghostcrawler
"Almost every time I have gotten to know a critic personally, they keep up with the criticism but lose the venom." -- Ghostcrawler
I hate these casual Fridays ruining it for real Fridays.
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I've had nothing but good experiences with flex thus far. It almost harkens back to WotLK, where you'd run one raid difficulty with PUGs and another with guildies.
I grouped in a flex today. First try against sha of pride. Top dps and we all wiped because tank went down. Second try top dps again this time I aggroed the adds off the tank somehow even after waiting for him to aggro, and they kick me saying I wasn't thunder clapping enough. Now this is the problem with flex and I'm sure it's very realm dependent, but in my experiences there is huge turnover because the person who puts these groups together is usually the lowest common denominator when it comes to understanding how to manage players.
This mentality that if it is not one shot you should replace players over and over. I've seen this in oqueue too. Everyone is most likely learning by experience anyway, and then you kick them right when there starting to get it. You can read about the boss 100 times but actually doing the fight is were you really learn.
Just to clarify I am myself ready for raiding on my main, just need a guild or a PuG to get myself started. :3
I generally find better pugs on cross realm webistes then trade chat unless you set a crazy high ilvl req to join.
Since LFR came out, I've found a vast improvement in the Flex groups.
Thank god the majority of those "muh $15" players are doing LFR rather than Flex now. I've got my alts up to the point where they don't need a single piece of gear from LFR which makes me extremely happy. I will not step another foot into LFR (ever) as long as Flex continues to exist.
LFR is basically designed for the following group of people:
- People who refuse to follow or learn boss mechanics
- People who refuse to learn how to efficiently play their class in a raiding environment
- People who want to feel special with purple gear but don't want to take the time to pug anything else
I'm sure this will be quoted with "but I'm a casual", "muh $15" and other "I have a life" type comments. Everyone has a life.. even a good majority of Blood Legion raiders have lives and jobs. I'm tired of people using the "I have a life" excuse as to why they can't move out of AoE or follow simple mechanics.
You can use a X-realm mod called oQueue for all sorts of stuff (BGs, raids, rep farms, anything you like). I've only had positive experiences on it making and clearing flex on 2 characters both weeks.
my damage jump from 85k to 100k after I used crit gem instead of str
to make it simple
same gear: str = 85k~ // crit = 100k~
I only failed at Norushen without ench + gem
(first day= people joined even with lesser than 500 ilvl > after second day it become easier)
but my point is not l2p but the damage since it's pointless if we done every think right yet we hit berserk time
(first 2 day)