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#7307346 Jan 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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Also when I look at our numbers, I'm seeing a 25-Gnome LFR run just waiting to happen, seriously! LFR is faceroll easy. If we can get enough geared Gnomes in the door, its a slam dunk. Our people would get gear, and we'd get loads of 25-Gnome guild achieves into the bargain.

Although LFR is easy it isn't "faceroll" easy don't expect to go in and not wipe if you haven't been there before or don't have a clue about what to do. DPS specs should be pulling 30k min. on a boss fight before you go in. I ran Terrace yesterday and we were very close to hitting the rage timer on a couple of the bosses. Simply for that reason. However Forbs is right and we can do it if one week we have enough gnomes on.

As for Whats happening with Raids, Coggs is at 481 which means he can do the 5.2 on the day it comes out! Right now he is my only max lvl/geared toon. I have a few things I want to mention to you/Fixton that I think may help "Quality of Life" if we do progression raids, Brixee.
"What is this world twisted?" ~LVG
#7307505 Jan 29, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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Gizzy just hit iLevel 460 last night, so she's definitely ready. I don't know off-hand what her DPS stats are as shadow (for some reason, Skada isn't working for me, and I don't really trust the numbers on Recount - anyone have an alternate that they like?) but I'm hitting some pretty serious numbers as a tank healer on Disc.

I'm hesitant to go in for LFR for the primary reason that I've had some pretty nasty experiences in the past on PuGs of any variety - so much so that I nearly quit the game forever. I'd much rather run a raid with my gnomies! :D
#7307793 Jan 29, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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Well I'm not talking about Terrace. I spent over three hours in there last night downing three bosses. Its not that the mechanics were that tough, just basic PUG-Fail. Low DPS. Tanks who dont know the fight taunting the boss into the raid so all the casters and healers take the Breath Attack in the face. Healers in DPS spec etc.

But the first two: guardians and vault, you can almost completely ignore the mechanics and faceroll your way to victory. It gets a little harder after that but not a LOT harder.

- Forbs
"For Gnomeregan!"
#7307926 Jan 29, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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I'm hesitant to go in for LFR for the primary reason that I've had some pretty nasty experiences in the past on PuGs of any variety - so much so that I nearly quit the game forever. I'd much rather run a raid with my gnomies

If you ignore most of the stuff said in pugs you are fine.

"What is this world twisted?" ~LVG
#7307955 Jan 29, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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Sitting at 482 currently. Would love to do MOP raids with the Guild. As for LFR, yes I've had a few bad ones but really those are the exception these days. Most LFRs I've ran are quick, and fairly silent. I'm not a PUG fan at all, but with loot being automated a lot of the old headaches that came with a PUG are gone.

You do get the occasional stats dump or raid narc if you happen to do aoe damage to the group or slip up a mechanic. I myself got caught on an aoe because of poorly timed blink, and once I fell in the noob pit for the same reason. Don't worry if you never experience the noob pit first hand, its long and cold experience where your staring up in to a light for 5 minutes feeling pretty defeated about your performance. Anyways it seems like 99.9% of the time people just ignore the raid narc folks and meters. Everyone runs LFR for one reason and its not achievements ;)

As far as Terrace, I've yet to have a group that struggled thankfully but the 50-120 minute wait for it to pop should be a feat of strength.
#7308427 Jan 29, 2013 at 01:59 PM
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Well, remember DS lfr, it was harder than you think. The first part of lfr is easy because a lot of people over gear it. And there are some mechanics that just can't be ignored.

As far as pugs, and this counts towards pvp, you really just need to look at it as a minigame. I've been pugging since its inception, and most of the time I ignore it. Sometimes, when I'm tired, I say something snippy and just leave. (Tank not getting the adds because in a shaman healer and can run circles around them? What?)

On a few occasions, I 'troll' back. Make funny comments and get a bunch of people to laugh. Mainly, I've found that if you already know generally what you are doing, you don't really need to pay attention to what the group is doing. I believe this works with current raids as well. There was a time where I raided without vent, because no one wanted to use a codex that macs could use. That's absoluetely forbidden now, but it was then too. They just didn't know until a bit later. But the thing was, I already knew how to raid, it's simply seeing what the encounter is doing, knowing what you're suppose to be doing, and adapting to the situation.

I listen to music when I pvp, as well as pve or maybe watch a movie. I find if I'm really tired and don't do that, I get the urge to pull out my paintball gun and sit on an overpass.