A Casual Look at Raiding
I know not everyone will agree, but for me, Looking for Raid and the upcoming Real ID (and maybe Battle Tag) raiding have been outstanding additions to the game. The first change allows those of us who aren’t progression raiders or even raiders at all to actually see the end game content. This opens up a whole new part of the game to a large portion of the games population.
I think this will only help the growth of the game. By allowing more players chances to see more portions of the game, you are giving them more reason to play.
Looking for Raid has started this and for all it’s faults it is still a good system. There will always be complaints about the way some people handle things within the LFR system, but I haven’t really seen much difference from what I’ve seen in server wide pugs.
I think Real ID (and hopefully Battle Tag) Raids will bring it to the next level. This will allow people who don’t currently game together but are friends outside of the game, to get together and experience the raids together. I will caveat this with a hope that they just leave this function for old raids and not for the current tier. I think opening it up to the current tier would jeopardize the guild raiding aspect of the current game.
Personally I am enjoying LFR and have run it already on 8 of my 10 85′s. Sometimes I have a good group, sometimes a bad, but I always have fun. And I’m looking forward to Real ID raids so that I can take my main and run with my brothers and niece as well as any of my friends.
Any comments as always are welcomed and appreciated.