If I'm dpsing, I try to check the dungeon journal before my first-ever-on-this-boss pull, at least to see the loot table, and usually if it's going to be single or multi target, and sometimes to see how much movement there is and what the fire will be. When I'm tanking, I check out the Icy Veins guides and another LFR-specific quick tanking guide before I even queue. In any case, it's not until the pull that I really understand the fight.
in the past I would watch vids for all the fights beforehand. Since coming back though I generally just join up and avoid standing in shit while trying to maximise my DPS. Ill usually look for a high dps toon and try to keep an eye on any movements they make.
Using this tactic, combined with far too much raid experience, im fine on most bosses except for the ones with finicky tactics that can oneshot you.
General rule is stay out of shit and watch for DBM alerts.
Exactly. This is precisely what i do in LFR now. I also like the thrill of going into an instance and not knowing what to expect and LFR allows for a margin of error in most cases. Overall, as you stated, it's pretty basic stuff.
I only start to research if the group is wiping on a boss and I can't figure out why. Learning fights on the fly is way more exciting to me than knowing what's going to happen ahead of time. I love doing dungeons and LFR for the first time and not having a clue what to expect from a boss.
hell no. i've never even opened the dungeon journal other than to see what loot there is.
I move out of things (or into, depending how bored i am) and dps when i feel like it. which really is most of the time, but after 2-3 bosses i just dont give a **** anymore and let the casuals carry me to loot.
I understand why Blizzard put LFR into the game, but it's honestly a pathetic joke and should require more than me (and who knows how many other people) afking mid fight. Until then people like me will just continue to afk after throwing a couple fireballs.
I usually do at least a little bit. Mostly to know going in what to avoid and if there's anything special to know about it. Nazgrim, pre-RaidFinder nerf, is one good reason why people should. It doesn't much matter now but when people say that RaidFinder causes bad play they have a point. It's better by far to treat Raid Finder like a Normal fight than to get sloppy with it. Some people are apparently A-OK with playing badly. That's on them. I have more self respect than that so I treat it pretty much like anything else and at least have an idea going in what's required.
Last edited by MoanaLisa; 2013-12-09 at 02:01 AM.
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