Anecdotal posts are completely useless in the grand scheme of things. I'll give you an example:
I've run lfr on 6 characters, 2 healers, a tank and 3 dps. Every single run was oneshot except one, wiped on last boss because too many people stood in swirly weapons the first time. That is 48 bosses, 12 separate runs, 1 wipe, no griefers, no afkers etc.
So my post to blizzard would say: Keep LFR and Flex, they're both working fine as intended. The players are great, only a couple doing stupid things, I never joined a run in progress. Good job!
See? Completely useless data wise because that's 12 votes to 1 for lfr working as intended. Or maybe because I take the extra "effort" (of typing for 20 seconds) on each boss telling new people what to do. It works wonders, all the people whining should try it some time before making "REMOVE IT NOW OR I QUIT!" hd posts.
Apply blizzards model to any other subscription service,you'd be outraged:
Netflix adds no new movies for a year, you click a new movie, there's a $5 fee.
You're in an accident, click your onstar button, but there's an addition $20 fee for them to help.
You turn on your tv only to find all you get are the infomercial channels. Every other show is pay per view.
See how dumb that model is?
If you're expecting a raid like experience from LFR, you're probably going to be disappointed lol.
I'm horrified at the thought of losing LFR. It can be a bit of a longer wait for one, if you don't do it on the reset day. However, I see LFR as a useful training tool you can do on yoru own to prepare yourself for Flex, as well as gear up your least fave alts that you only really want to keep in current relevant gear before the next patch hits.
Sometimes I just want to experience end game content at an easy pace, on my own without being in the midst of a big bunch of people I know.
LFR really does serve a purpose, it just becomes a baby experience for raider who are more likely to be at normal or heroic level raiding.
Now we have so many different varieties of ways to play, it would be a real kick in the teeth to lose out on one aspect of it.
Surely every new tier has at least one boss that is more difficult to cakewalk. Isn't that part of the fun? Learning to work together as a team and having to think about what you are doing?
I'm all for easy kills at LFR level but it's nice to have a bit of a challenge.
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I've done an ridiculous amounts of lfr the past two weeks. My main alt have been running them around 3 times each, just because i was plain out bored.
Some runs have been bad, some has been fine. It's always rather horrible in the first weeks, so i'm really not fuzzed about it being overly hard. It's hard the first weeks, and then people get gear enough to steamroll it.
In second wing on scorpion we had half the raid die, and the other half just killed it then.
Am slightly surprised about how much it resembles normal, though. Guess it's fine overall.
Everyone has so much to say
They talk talk talk their lives away
This always happens at the beginning of a raid patch. It has nothing to do with Flex, we saw the same thing every time they release a new raid.
Why do you think they removed the ability to tell if a raid is half-done? did they do that last week? No, they did that long ago. The same things happened every patch since their was an LFR, it has nothing to do with flex.
Last edited by nekobaka; 2013-09-28 at 09:33 PM.
Something superior was added to the game, it was called flex mode.
All the decent casual players now do that.
You are not left with much afterwards.
Maybe the penalty for dungeon deserter needs to be extended to one or two days instead of an hour.
Blizzard both bumped down LFR ilvl considerably and tuned LFR harshly. Coincidentally they also introduced Flex at the same time.
It doesn't take a genius.
The solution... find a flex raid.
Or just don't queue for LFR.. It's a scary place.
I had that kind of thing happen to me in previous LFR's. Nothing new here, just a few less skilled players joining up.
I remember the exact same things happening in tot lfr when it came out. It'll get better.