But its actually not true, I think pretty much everyone agrees this isnt any more difficult than tier 11 and some say its easier.
Its about the same as tier 12- ragnaros
Its also about the same as ICC.
you pretty much have to go all the way back to uldaur to find a harder tier.
The only tier thats significanly easier is DS, which had guess what LFR.
Now as Ive said in the past, LFR is great but its not perfect, people will burn out on LFR in 3 months, now its possible they could be aware of this, and in the same interview they also said that the next raid will be soon.
So it is possible that 5.2 will be as early as feb.
ive said this before, they are setting themselves up an almost impossible to reach bar if they think they can get a 12 boss raid out ever 4-5 months, which is what it will take to keep the LFR crowd.
If they could I might not like it, but I wouldnt really be able to complain because even if LFR players are burning out/fully gearing in 3 to 4 months and raids are hitting in 5...well as I said I might not like it but players will stay.
if however they think they can drag LFR players out for 6-7 months on 3/4 month content, I think they are in for a rude awakening.
Im not too surprised at this, but I dont think the fight is over quite yet.. they are also polling progress on the main page, Im not sure why they are doing this since they actually have all the statistics on who's failing where, but they are.
I think they are trying to get the feel if players feel stuck, I suspect although progressive nerfs have been pushed back, I strongly suspect laser guided nerf bombs are headed in soon and if I was Elegon or Garalon id be nervous right now.
how this will work is all going to depend on the timing of the next raid patch, which from the interview we will be getting information on very soon.
one more thing, GC dungeons are hard blog had exactly the same reaction from the hardcore crowd, see dungeons are supposed to be hard and the devs will keep them that way. Which was followed in the next 2 weeks with the most intensive array of nerfs the game has ever seen. I dont expect this one to be as sudden or drastic, because LFR player burnout/outgear is much more random and personal, but if as I suspect LFR start slowly trickling out of the game pretty much from now till march, I think we will see a change of tune.
Just because they something this week, doesnt mean they wont go completly in another direction next week, you have all been here a long time and you know they do this.
Edited by Sarosha on 12/11/2012 12:31 PM PST