#1 - 2013/09/26 05:17:00 PMSo who here has done LFR since 5.4 launched and the addition of flex raid? Anyone? Anyone?
Has anyone else noticed the massive drop in overall quality of players and play? I'm not talking about the two guys who AFK or rage or whatever that you normally get in LFR. I'm talking about 75% of the DPS auto attacking and AFKing, blatant ignoring of any and all mechanics, and to top it off and overall toxic environment to play in.
LFR is in a really bad spot at the moment. With the addition of flex mode raiding, it seems like many of the "decent but casual" players are no longer playing and have moved onto flex raiding. Raiders who used to queue and largely carry LFR runs are no longer queuing, instead of opting to do flex with their guilds and friends.
Flavor and variety is wonderful and flex mode raiding is a wonderful addition to the game. It just raises the question of what Blizzard will be doing with LFR moving forward? LFR was always fairly flawed but it worked, largely because of it being a primary progression tool for raider alts and casual players. But now that there's an alternative progression path, LFR is pretty much controlled now by the openly bad, the toxic, and the "420yoloswag" people.
I've had complaints about LFR in the past but I don't think LFR needs to be THIS bad of an experience. Taking my toons through and getting vote kicked for tryharding despite never saying a word in the raid. Hitting enrage timers on Jin'rokh the Breaker while 17/25 people start spam raging and screaming at each other for doing 20k DPS. The other 8 people? Well 6 of them were AFK the whole run to begin with and had the Disc Priest on follow.
So is there any plans moving forward for LFR or is flex the nail in the coffin?
TLDR: LFR was surviving and thriving on the queuing from decent casuals and actual raider alts to ensure success and carry others. Removing them from the pool leaves LFR as a poor experience.