If you guys are so good and have so much experience why dont you make your own group, a good leader is worth a lot more than any high ilv and will be a better chance for success. People are less likely to compain about your ilv when you are carrying them as group leader and can kick them on a whim
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Been going on since wrath. Usually some raid lead who doesn't even have the requirements he is asking for looking to get boosted. Asking for a higher item level than what drops in that mode is pretty stupid though. You don't need 540/550 for flex.
Long story short, make your own group.
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and OP only wants to do flex, not even normal!
why i stopped raiding = elitists. don't have time for their shit.
people who said "get crafted 522 boots" and the guy thats spending valor on 522 gear. have you forgotten about honor gear, which is 522 and is identically useful as pve 522 gear since pvp stats dont affect item budget? And you can farm the honor by spamming heroic 5 mans and converting JP to honor?
but really, i agree that people trying to fix stupid with absurd ilvl, regardless of being heroic XP, proven DPS title, etc etc?
I just wanted to comment on this because I don't think its a matter of you being a good player or not. You could be amazing, but 517 is still INCREDIBLY low. To get the mount, Garrosh has to die on Normal. He drops 553 item level gear. That is multiple tiers ahead of what you are. Even if you played your class to 110% of what its capable of doing, you will still be leagues behind the minimum requirement to do it. Essentially, you would have to be carried in order to achieve what you want right now. Yes, no one carries. That isn't a crack at you, or people looking down on you... its just you have to work for your achievement.My iLvl is 517, no one wants me because I am a "scrub" and bring nothing to the raid, and experience doesn't matter. The fact I raided hardcore BC until Cata means nothing now, with such a crap ilvl I wont get to raid.
Just like others have mentioned, there are quick and easy ways to pad your item level up. You can get the Timeless gear that is 535. Do Celestials. Work on your Legendary cape. Of course, you can do your LFRs. Craft the 553 off pieces. Get some SoO LFR gear and hop into some flexes. You'll be well above 530 item level in no time. Still, you will most likely need ~550 item level to even be considered for Garrosh but first thing is first.
now it's true that, especially in a final raid tier, a bad player can get a few heroic kills but it's not hard to spot the difference between someone who got carried and someone who knows what they're doing and can produce consistent results.
EDIT: and that guy in 517 gear who raided BC to cata, i'd take him too if it was flex.
Not even on alts. Having a problems with my Holy Paladin finding flex. Cleared all of normal SoO, have a 540 ilvl. However I can't get into a Flex 1 group because 550+
However, I know how it goes and if Im helping a guildy out in flex and theres a decent number of guildies in the group, I turn a blind eye to lower item levels. Only because I know we can carry the weight. Now if I'm playing my under geared 540-550 alts, I have zero problem saying No to someone around 515. It's not worth it.
@ The OP, make your own group and set your own requirements. You won't get super convenient runs at lower item levels.
The solution comes down to if you dont like the rules, make your own group. If I wanted to make a group requiring 575+ for NORMAL SoO I could. Would people complain? Fuck yes they would. Would the group fill? You bet it would. So if people want to complain that groups dont want to carry their pathetic item levels maybe they should spend their time earning gear as opposed to whining about it. It takes almost ZERO effort to get 535-540 these days. I had a toon who hit 550 without even stepping into normal SoO.
Last edited by strues; 2014-04-21 at 02:01 AM.