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    LFR is a god send!

    Now I know there's a lot of hate for LFR however to me it's a god send. I'm one of these people that don't have time or the insensitive to be a raider... I play for RP & Story. Because of this I missed out on raids, often having to wait till me and a select few out level it! However LFR let's me experience the story in full and experience all the content provided. I aren't really interested in the gear race etc so I usually only do a raid once (unless there's a mount I want) but LFR has surprisingly really opened up WoW to me

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    Well that's good. Don't you want to try raiding though?
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    Good, that is exactly the reason blizzard likes it too. It is there to combat "the sunwell problem" of people not being able to experience the content.

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    Joined 2010. 5550 post. I assume some underlying motifs here. Forum too quiet for you in recent days? Because this sure is gonna end up in a flame wars and some infractions.

    But I bite. Yes, as an EX-Raider who raided current content through 11 Tiers, LFR is indeed something I enjoy (mostly). And I am not one of those who had only bad experiences, in fact I'd say 90% of my runs were "uneventful" - a wipe here and there and the odd raid that I quit.

    These days, I am hoping for flex, did a few runs with friends and it is nice to have a bit of the old times without the time sink. Once a week, couple of hours, couple of wings.
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    ... there are lots of different types of players, with different amounts of time to play, and different tastes for the content and difficulty and time commitment they want to give to any of those pieces of content. The person that plays for an hour or so a few times a week is playing the same game as the person that plays five hours every night.....
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    As someone who found themselves guildless and unable to raid anymore due to guild disbanding and not being able to find a guild of the same skill in need of a Warlock, LFR is still as useless now to me as when I was raiding Heroics.

    LFR is a clusterfuck of morons and bad players, the best parts of raiding don't even exist in LFR as there's no mechanical challenge, no dps challenge, no friends, no satisfaction from a kill ect.

    I currently am only playing my alts and getting professions ready for next expansion where hopefully I have better luck but I'd rather do a few bosses pugged a week than waste my time with LFR mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarithus View Post
    Well that's good. Don't you want to try raiding though?
    In LFR, 25% of the people know what they're doing, a third of the people don't know but are trying, and the rest are afk/hopeless.

    If Molten Core was considered raiding, then LFR should be considered raiding.

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    LFR should have been rewarding no gear though, so you could only see content, and not farm it for free epics.
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    I'm sorry but LFR is only working for one group of people. The botters, the moochers, the afkers, the noobs. The bads.

    If you consider yourself not bad, go do flex.
    As long as players are happy and enjoy the game, the team doesn't mind extreme peaks and valleys. They just want to ensure you have a great experience and feel like you got your money's worth.
    If you truly believe that, Blizzard, show me you mean it. Because WoD didn't show me.

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    As someone who doesn't want to spend too much time on the game these days either, I'm happy with LFR. Sure normal raiding was more fun, but I can settle with this since I don't need to invest so much time into it. The LFR haters pretty much assume that everyone plays the game as much as them, which is far from the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gimlix View Post
    LFR should have been rewarding no gear though, so you could only see content, and not farm it for free epics.
    And then never move up to another level of raiding because they'd be wearing heroic blues. Makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam86shadow View Post
    Now I know there's a lot of hate for LFR however to me it's a god send. I'm one of these people that don't have time or the insensitive to be a raider... I play for RP & Story. Because of this I missed out on raids, often having to wait till me and a select few out level it! However LFR let's me experience the story in full and experience all the content provided. I aren't really interested in the gear race etc so I usually only do a raid once (unless there's a mount I want) but LFR has surprisingly really opened up WoW to me
    There's no problem with LFR itself, and I don't think there ever has been. It's the misuse and abuse found in an anonymous social environment that causes the issues you see complaints about.

    It's good to see that at least one person uses it for its intended purpose. Glad you're enjoying it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gimlix View Post
    LFR should have been rewarding no gear though, so you could only see content, and not farm it for free epics.
    The color of the gear hasn't mattered since Wrath, where Heroics that were even easier than LFR gave out free epics. Heck, even by doing dailies you got epics in the end because they gave Frost Emblems, it was unavoidable having them thrown in your face. You're a couple expansions late complaining that epics aren't epics anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarithus View Post
    Well that's good. Don't you want to try raiding though?
    I don't have time anymore for specific raid times & expectations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    I'm sorry but LFR is only working for one group of people. The botters, the moochers, the afkers, the noobs. The bads.

    If you consider yourself not bad, go do flex.
    Too many wipes occur in flex not to mention the ridiculous ilvl requirements that people ask for.
    Much happier selecting a role and letting the server find a group for me. Not all the times I wait out the queue due to time limits but when I get into raid I shut up and do my job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrth View Post
    And then never move up to another level of raiding because they'd be wearing heroic blues. Makes sense.
    It wasn't that long ago that this is exactly how it worked. I'm guessing the color of gear became such an issue for everyone that just about everything is purple now.

    For instance, if SoO LFR rewarded the EXACT same gear, same stats, etc, etc as it does now.... But was blue with an LFR tag on it... People would lose their fucking minds.

    Whatever works, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    I'm sorry but LFR is only working for one group of people. The botters, the moochers, the afkers, the noobs. The bads.

    If you consider yourself not bad, go do flex.
    Ignorance is bliss I suppose?

    Flex doesn't work with my schedule. So I do LFR, doesn't make me any of the insulting things you posted above.

    OT: I agree LFR is a godsend, going from a hardcore raider in TBC, to fairly part time in WOTLK, to no raiding in Cata, due to changes in my life, I love LFR, it gives me the chance to see the content, but also still be able to progress my toon in a small way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarithus View Post
    Well that's good. Don't you want to try raiding though?
    Nope. Have raiding in the past in a 10 man and 25 man guild, so i have tried it both ways. My schedule has changed and the time i can raid are random so LFR is the best thing ever!!!

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    Good for you !
    I understand that LFR is a good thing for a category of players.
    Personnally I find it boring. But since there are people that enjoy it, it's a good idea.
    You seem to be the targeted audience, someone without time or will to push through raids but is interested in seeing the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam86shadow View Post
    I don't have time anymore for specific raid times & expectations
    I'd suggest Flex, but seeing as how you say you only run it once and only for the story, LFR is still your best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    If you consider yourself not bad, go do flex.
    Why do I need to prove anything in a video game? I play for fun not for ego

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