I welcomed LFR. I wrote how can you keep it stupidity in bay during running LFR. But it seems we are losing this feature to the mindless ones. We went with 10 people. 3 of us healers. I was a bit worried that Anfini just dinged 85 and cheated the ilvl with crafted blue PvP gear. I mean I assumed we can carry him but I wasn't happy about it. At Ultraxion we almost wiped. I checked healing done to whisper it to him and ask to step out as we have problems with him. I saw this:
Yes, all the 3 randoms healed less than the half of a recently dinged blue PvP gear wearing 333 weapon using paladin. How? How can someone be so terribly bad. Is it possible to do so low without being mentally retarded (in the medical sense)?
I already votekicked one punk for being on /follow during trash. I kicked these 3 and then 2 more DD for being way below the tank (2 others were below the tank too, but not too much). So I have only 1 kick left for the rest of the run. We killed DW, but with every possible nonsense. Warmaster at 10% when Goriona finally left? Check! 3 Hideous amalgamations at once? Check! Pulling DW before the spine loot is distributed? Check! Elementium bolts hit when Nozdormu still up? Check! Guy happily DPSing limb on wrong platform until AoE kills him? Check! 3 Elementium terrors? Almost check, last died 10 secs before new ones while the people happily DPSing DW. Every possible cooldowns were used to keep the raid alive. This raid was really on the edge, and we had 10 guildies.
The problem is fundamental: less and less good players need LFR gear while more and more M&S get enough ilvl to queue in. It's only a matter of time before LFR becomes unusable. However you can always offset it by collecting people and go with a pre-made. Just don't look for ilvl! A blue PvP geared guy is literally much better than a high ilvl M&S who couldn't hit the lake from the bottom of it.