Advice For Venturing Into LFR

Disclaimer: I’ve had a whopping one whole LFR run.

I wasn’t really planning on hitting the LFR. The LFR was scary, after all. I just wanted to do a couple of heroics for VP, but then a bunch of guildies wanted to go, sooo…sure, why not?

Bits of Advice:
-Don’t go with absolutely no clue of what to do, unless you’re confident in your ability to figure it out on the fly.  Watch at least the 10 man videos first (even though it’s 25 man), just realize that a lot of aspects of the fight will sort of fly out the window. I say this becuase I went into it cold, and when I asked what each boss did, I was told to figure it out. When I tried to read the dungeon journal, they pulled the boss. You might get someone who explains, but don’t count on it. On the other hand it’s not TOO hard to figure it out on the fly if you’ve been raiding awhile (at least, for the first 4)–I only died once, I swear! Just follow the other nubs when it seems like they are running away/towards something. Baaaaa.

-Don’t even bother to hope for loot. No really, don’t even bother. There’s 24 other people derping along in there with you, and you’re better off saving your sanity and assuming you’ll get nothing. Becuase you probably won’t.

-While you’re at it, don’t even look at damage meters, especially after you’ve lost loot. The person who won it will be terrible. That’s just how it works.

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  1. #1 by Ekinara on December 14, 2011 - 11:17 am

    As somewhat of a masochist, I have to say all of the above are true . You did however miss one.(and yes despite this ive been enjoying it)
    The guy spamming in all caps raid chat, yeah that guy is barely outdpsing the tank or is rocking 3k HPS.

  2. #2 by Vantox on December 15, 2011 - 7:51 pm

    Yup, that’s some pretty solid advice all around, I’d definitely have listened to it had I not done all the LFR I can on lots ‘o toons before coming here. Gotta say though, winning multiple pieces of gear from the same boss (tier even, 2 piece from one boss FTW) and silently yelling “SUCK IT!” to myself directed at all the other hunters/warriors/shaman in the group feel very very good….perhaps too good…

  3. #3 by Aoladari on December 17, 2011 - 8:20 am

    I won 3 upgrades in one run… I was top 5 dps…. there are exceptions to every rule.

  4. #4 by Nzete on December 18, 2011 - 9:01 pm

    Hope that the healers you are carrying are resto shamans with mana tides instead of healing with 5 holy paladins who don’t share mana… seriously…

  5. #5 by Leit on December 19, 2011 - 7:47 am

    Mmm, there’s only one point that really matters: wait for a guildie or two to advertise in /g (or advertise yourself!) when they’re going. Then get on Mumble and make fun of yourselfves, the raid in general, and especially that guy who rages at everyone and insists that his main is 6/8 hardmode, subsequently managing to run into an icewall because “they’re too slow”.

    Also: baaaa. It works. >.<

  6. #6 by Twice on January 31, 2012 - 6:48 am

    The secret is to have at least 6 people from your Guild, then queue. And make sure your group leader is a raider. That almost always makes your group leader the Raid Leader, and /rw is the coolest PuG raid toy ever. And there’s a small chance that the right slimes die…

    Best run ever for us has been a 2 tank, 5 healer , 2 DPS run. Get ALL the trinkets! And most of the weapons, And both shields…

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