Apr 3rd 2012 4:46PM One of the main aspect of LFR that attracted players like me is the ability to use it at a time that is convenient to my schedule. This allowed me to get into the raiding scene and I became very good at DS LFR Mode. I would like to experience a harder challenge, but I am unwilling to get into a regular weekly schedule to join the Normal Mode (adding to that the downsides and restrictions, if you are not part of the regular crew of a raiding guild). I suspect that there are many more players like me, when I raid alongside other players who only have RF gear equipped.
Since Normal and Heroic Modes are the realm of a small minority, it would make sense to invest into a harder LFR to attract the majority of players. With the success of LFR, it seems a sensible thing to extend it to Normal Mode. Blizzard could put in place a set of filters, restrictions or achievement requirements to limit access to Normal LFR for those who can handle the increased complexity. The easier LFR could become a learning center to access the harder one.
Because of the automation put into LFR, I think it beats a PUG anytime (assuming you can find one at a convenient time). You (democratically) kick an underperforming player or one leaves because he only wants to do first Boss ... no worries, another one will be "sent" to your Raid shortly because of the pooling system. Some arrogant jerk believe he is entitled to the best drops ... well, in LFR, everyone is equal under the new MoP loot system!
I think a harder LFR could keep many players like me occupied and challenged enough to pay a monthly subscription for longer. And there is a part of me who would like to prove wrong all those who claim that LFR should not be made available to Normal Mode :P
Feb 17th 2012 1:44PM I found over the years that the comments coming from people around me were the best indicators of hardcore or casual involvment in the game. And by people ... I mean friends, family and coworkers who do not play WoW. Citizens of Azeroth are (I think) sometimes a bit biased when its time to measure gaming time.
If my wife and kids complain (and they are usually very good with my gaming hobby), I most likely commited myself too much to the game. Personnaly, I rarely met a hardcore raider (in real life) who did not get a fair share of negative comments from their surroundings about the time spent in the game. It would be a useful topic, if WoW Insider could find a recent research that is unbiased on the gaming habits of the WoW Community. My bet would be that for many of us, it would be an eye opener.
Dec 31st 2011 3:24PM Please :)
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Dec 29th 2011 7:56PM They would be a matching set if I win both :)
Dec 29th 2011 9:39AM It might come useful one day.
Dec 28th 2011 8:20PM Please!
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Dec 26th 2011 7:28PM That would be Europe!
Dec 26th 2011 7:20PM Please!