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#1 - 2013/01/30 09:20:00 PM
Great news from the newest patch 5.2 notes:

To encourage Raid Finder groups to persevere, each time an Raid Finder group wipes on a boss fight all players in the group receives a stacking buff that increases health, damage dealt, and healing done by 5% (up to a maximum of 10 stacks). This buff is cleared once the boss has been killed.


This will make it possible to:

1. make LFR HARDER, yes, not a complete faceroll before you wipe a few times.

This means, that mechanics may actually be needed for the first few pulls, people will actually learn. If they can't progress, it will slowly be a faceroll like LFR today.

Great change, hope players are going to feel the "raiding experience" in raid finder, but way easiere content, ofcourse.

I diffently support this, also I would love to get the 480 requirement raised to 486 again, making players feel abit more like "raiding". Also that they have got a journey before entering a raid, and not just a few days after getting 90.

Great changes, keep it up !

/discuss.

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#11 - 2013/01/31 08:42:00 AM
As Bashiok mentioned, there's a minimum attempt requirement before the buff kicks in. The most time-efficient option should be to not wipe at all, and if that's not the case, the threshold can be tweaked.

As if lfr wasn't dumbed down enough already.

They may as well just spawn a loot chest on zoning in.

The developers don't think LFR is too difficult, but since the difference in performance between groups can vary noticeably, they had to trivialize some encounters and mechanics. With this system in place, some bosses don't have to be quite so binary (trivial vs. impossible). Mechanics can be more meaningful, while encouraging players to stay together rather than leave as soon as there is a wipe.