I recently re-subbed. Around 2 months ago now. I levelled on a new server. Geared through Timeless Isle and then Looking for Raid. I am currently sitting on 536 item level.
I downloaded oQ as suggested on these forums (and other places) to have greater access to Flexible raids, and have completed Flex parts 1 + 2 twice. I have tried 5 times to join groups for Flex 3 only to find the first boss has been a brick wall for all of them. I am unable to join Flex PuGs on my server as I do not meet their gear/achievement requirements (starting at 535 for Flex 1 and 540-550 for Flex 3 onwards).
Not having completed the raid on any difficulty other than LFR I do not feel confident in leading my own group. I have watched videos and learned as much as I can from them, but have always been the kind of raider that needs to have experienced the situations first hand to feel comfortable that all the tactics have clicked. And even when they have clicked I don't particularly want to lead a group. The whole reason I took a break was because I was sick of leading raids in my last guild.
Is this something anyone else has experienced?
Do I just need to continue running F1+2 and hoping for better F3+4 groups until my ilvl reaches the requirements of my server?
Is the quality of players in Flex declining as more people get everything they need from LFR and move over to Flex?
Or are my problems just bad luck, and your experience is completely different?