Couldn't care too much about the change right now. Running 2 guild alt raids atm so very little time left to utilise it, however my old guild asked me if I could come help out on an alt next week and thx to D3 exp we moved mainraid so I can help them for a week.
My experience so far in cross realm normal runs has been good (1 or 2-shotting bosses), generally having an easy time communicating and good cooperation. The only issue so far, especially on 25-man pugs, is the amount of people dropping in between bosses and having to replace them. So a lot of dead time in between bosses. But overall, not so bad.
Apprently it's quite lucrative to sell runs then.- 14/14 HC + 1 spec loot + mount (no warforged) = 500€
- 14/14 HC no loot = 250€
- Garrosh HC + mount = 250€
After last nights attempt at a 25 man normal alt run this feature is something I won't be partaking in at all. Mostly because of the level 90 boosts. I don't even know how but we brought in ppl with 520+ ilvl who couldn't even break 20k dps. Friends and family only for us from now on. We made our attempt at giving people a chance and it was beyond ugly.
You should be screening people who want to join a pug run. Ie. check each raider's armory, raid experience etc. Sounds tedious but this saves the group from needless wipes and you can actually have a pleasant raid.
I did a CRZ SoO for the first time last night on my lock alt with 2 guildmates. It took us 30 minutes to get a group going through the combination of openraid, OQ and trade chat/Friend list spam. Got through the first 8 heroics with people geared around the 560-565ish ilvl over the course of 3hrs or so.