I do use LFR, but mainly because I can....
I stell feel bad about going in there, since it actually "spoils" the content for me.
I am the kinda oldschool guy, who likes to look at people in the main city, see their items and go:
" Ô.Ô I WANT TO BE THAT GUY!!!"
This kinda makes me wanna do the normal/hc content.
I have not killed a HC Boss yet, since we just managed to clear MSV Normal last week and with HoF being implemented this week, our focus will be on another normal mode run.
I kinda love the idea of progressing through content, without having and iLvL reset every now and then. These iLvL resets give me the possibility to skip content. When I can't clear the current raids before new content is getting implemented, then I can just farm VP/JP/LFR and gear myself up for the new content, skipping the old stuff.
The incentive to stay at the old content and clear it before progressing any further is simply not there.
This - imo - is not what an endgame should offer.
Having to go through all the content even if it is from normal Blackwing Descent/Bastion of Twilight/Throne of the four Winds to Normal Firelands into normal Dragon Soul.
I didn't play WoW very active in Cata, since it got pretty bored throughout the expansion.
There was no incentive for me to keep pushing to the limit, cause I could just wait for the next content patch, that brings new Badge/Point Gear.
I have never seen BWD/TOTFW/BOT on HC.
I have never even been to Firelands Normal.
I basically quit after we killed Nefarian on normal and then came back to run through Firelands HC. This wasn't fun at all...
I know it is stressful, for raids/guilds to gear new players up for the latest content they are progressing, but it was also a reason to get your alt/toon out to help a new Raidmember/Guildmate gearing his character.
There was just more "bonding time" between players in the past.
In TBC we did atleast have attunement quests, that required guilds to go through past content from time to time to help a guildmates alt to get into SSC/TK or BT/Hyjal.
I really miss those things, I know you at Blizzard want a wider spectrum of people seeing your content, but in the End I kinda feel like you're trying to spoonfeed me.
I don't need to watch what I am doing in LFR. I can just autoattack AFK a Bossfight and then come back to see if I got an item or not and even if I die, there is no wipe, since 10-15 player left alive can still manage to kill the boss pretty easy.
I am in no way a hardcore raider, but I miss the challenge, even in normal mode right now it just feels like we are progressing TOO fast.
And when looking at the top ranked guilds, they are dealing with the new content like they are a hot knife that runs smoothly through a pound of butter....
I kinda ask myself if this is really what we or you want Blizzard.
Edited by Roothy on 02/11/2012 09:29 GMT