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9-29-2011 @ 10:19PM
The rolling once a week for loot seems to defeat the whole point of the LFR to me in the first place.
9-29-2011 @ 10:21PM
... if loot is your primary motivation.Which, believe it or not, isn't everyone. ;)
9-29-2011 @ 10:36PM
The game is a gear treadmill. Most people raid for loot. Just because you don't doesn't mean that most people don't.
9-29-2011 @ 10:50PM
So, you raid because you enjoy the fellowship of joining 24 other like-minded individuals, or are you in it to look at the interesting tapestries?Trying to think of any other reasons....
9-29-2011 @ 10:55PM
Honestly, I am "story-motivated" to kill deathwing. I'd like that kill in my character's life.Would I like loot? Sure, but I never ever bank on RNG related loot, I consider my "base guaranteed gear" to be whatever is on the JP vendor, and everything else is a bonus.
9-30-2011 @ 1:34AM
Loot won't be my primary motivation the first few times people run it.... But after a month or so I would say that it will certainly take precedence over seeing the same fight one more time.I agree with Dave that the once a week for loot worries me. Not that I feel I need to spam LFR to gear a character in a week or two but that being able to roll multiple times lessened the pain of loot drama. And with Need/Greed and 25 people... There will be drama. It's actually kind of the same reason that I could care less whether I run BH each week. After the thrill of killing a new boss there's not much in there other than a horribly unreliable loot system. While this doesn't completely remove my excitement for LFR it does dampen it a bit. I'm hoping they will change it so that you can only WIN 1 piece per boss per week or 2-3 piece total limit per week.
9-30-2011 @ 2:30AM
Also in regards to loot it has been pointed out several times that situations can arise where people feel left out or jilted in group where they actually know and like each other. For me personally LFR will likely be my only way of stepping into Tier 13 and I look forward to that as raiding is something i have missed out on since my work schedule changed.http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/09/16/ready-check-how-to-handle-raid-loot-systems/http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/09/23/ready-check-looking-into-dkp-loot-systems/Both of the above articles go into detail about the nuances of loot for people that in most cases don't mind passing on an item in the name of fairness. With the current LFR set up everyone will roll on everything that drops (even if you plan on vendoring it, giving it to the guildy/buddy you queued with, or just want it for transmog purposes) I think there is a very real chance of players becoming disenfranchised with the system very quickly.While it is easy to say "Oh, well it is what it is..." I would prefer to try and offer ways to refine the system so it doesn't become another WOW feature that people refuse to touch after the novelty wears off.
9-30-2011 @ 4:31AM
I think I'd prefer something along the lines of "You can roll for loot up to X times per week per boss, but as soon as you win an item (with a need roll) from that boss, you automatically pass all further loot."
9-30-2011 @ 7:10AM
I'm pretty sure the point is to give people who can't/won't do the normal or heroic modes a chance to see content. Would someone point me at the Blue post I missed where they state the point of the LFR is to speed gear your toon in gimped t13 for a 4piece bonus?
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