Are you actually telling me that those bosses in LFR require tactics?
Sorry, I don't.
I don't even read up for flex or normal. Anyone inviting me to a raid, gets a warning.
I did prepare beforehand back when I was raiding seriously, but can hardly call what I am doing now raiding. I don't particulary like raids anymore, but it can be fun once in a blue moon. A part of that fun for me at this point, is to be surprised by the encounter... like back when I started playing this game.
I wait a few weeks before going into LFR in hopes that most of the people have figured out the fight as I dont want to spend 4+hrs in LFR.
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99% of people in LFR do not read MMO-Champ, Icy Veins, Noxxic, or any fansite, thus, this poll is in no way accurate.
As for me when I was doing LFR, yes, I did read tactics, always have, always will.
I know a friend who just reads the dungeon journal, but I prefer guides/videos.
I also did the same for flex and will for normal.
if anything i i know the heroic tacts before i do the boss on LFR :P
Are you also reading or watching a walkthrough before playing a single player game? Don't force anyone doing this.
I don't even research reg or heroics, I quickly glance at the dungeon journal and that's all that's needed
I look it up a little when I DPS.
But when I tank or heal I look up the entire fight and look for things to pay attention to.
(This of course is almost never the case in LFR, but you get my point.)
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I like to learn through attempt. Learning how to do it before hand makes it boring faster. It's not even a fight if you research it all.
I walk in, kill shit and pay attention. As a former tank and raid leader that no longer raids (outside lfr and the odd flex with friends), it was always something I had to do/know. I have to see and know everything, but just reading up on it or watching a video is of little use or desire to me, 1-2 attempts on a boss and I'll typically know everything about it that I need to know to complete my role, a few more attempts and paying attention to raid chat and I'll usually know enough to succeed at any role.
I always wing it. The only boss that didn't work out for was Durumu and I was forced to look it up on youtube.
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Part of the excitement of a game is not knowing what's going to happen.
the ingame guide that blizzard supplies for raids/bosses is more than adequate for LFR.
I used to, until I realized I could go in there naked with no idea what I'm doing, and still not be at the bottom of any charts...
I generally check out the Tankspot rundowns. They have nice concise write-ups on it, and I don't have to wade through 17 pages of insults to find what I need.
i think that you should research the fight if you are a tank or healer, as a dps you can pretty much walk into any LFR boss and figure it out on the fly.
But given the fact that i raid, i've pretty much watched every normal mode strat vid as soon as they come out