Get the addon called OQ and make your won groups, our guild requires 518 to do Flex 1-2
Come next (final for MoP) PvP season, everyone will be able to get ilvl 522 gear for honor (and ilvl 550 for CP). I expect this will have a major impact on the gearing process for latecomers/alts.
But someone sitting at 500-510 missing gems and enchants that wants to join a flex 3 run with no achievements on OQ? That's different. People there are looking for smooth, fast runs not to teach someone or build the raiding community.
Most people in this thread have no idea what the real reason is for this. It's not rocket science, it's not that people hate you.
It's that you can get a 536 Ilvl with only LFR gear. It's common knowledge that most people in LFR groups suck, and are there to get carried. Thus why people require a higher ilvl to do flex. Requiring more usually keeps you from getting those same baddies in LFR groups from ending up ruining your flex run. It has nothing to do with the fact that we "don't want people with a low ilvl and want to be carried" but as a person who puts them together each week 3 times I've found it much easier to up the ilvl because those people usually don't need to be told the fights, and know how to play. Where as the people witha 520 or less usually don't. Not that there aren't exceptions, and I think most of us feel your frustration with this. But it really is the best way.
On the PvP front, when the new gear comes out, I'm going to start inspecting EVERYONE and even a single piece of PvP gear means your out. I am not dealing with a bunch of baddie PVP players there for trinkets.
flex has become lfr bis with people pretending how much supperior this mode is to lfr when its really not.
imagine if blizzard had set their chalenge modes scaling tool to flex scalling people to 510 on flex 1 and 540 on flex 4 - 90 % of groups would behave exackly as retarded and vocal as they behave in lfr -_-
When I resubbed I had like ilvl 510 on my hunter, I knew the tactics and told the raid leader that I had 14/14 done and 540 ilvl :P
Frankly I was top 3 on every fight. So yes, lie!
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Blame all the people who do the same thing they do in lfr when they do flex.