I am well aware you guys know this is not being well received by the community:
And many more, including on the EU forums, which are notoriously known for being mostly dead.
And for good reason. The achievement that grants it states just clear the raids while they’re fated:
As you can see, it just says complete the raids while fated. Not “On Normal Difficulty” like the next 2 achievements.
Last I checked, even in your official post, LFR raids will indeed be fated - so are they suddenly not the same raid?
On top of this, due to the lack of communication in LFR, LFR is arguably harder to complete than Normal most of the time, apart from the last couple bosses. LFR N’zoth was harder than Mythic N’zoth due to this, from a friend who did both.
I do not like to be accusatory, however, in this case, it is the only logical answer - it feels like you guys purposely left out the fact it won’t be in LFR specifically to avoid feedback like this over the past few months, so you can later say “We didn’t see any feedback about it, so our plan stays.”
Stop treating casual players like the content we do and us in general don’t matter - we already have no way to get higher ilvl gear as a casual player in Season 4. Our outdoor gear can’t be upgraded. Which means our “endgame” is now LFR. Which has no meaningful reward tied to it now that you’ve made this decision. The gear isn’t even much higher than the outdoor gear most of us already have. (Some casual players may venture into m0s, but I doubt it as forming m0 groups is annoyingly difficult this late into an expansion)
Stop treating Casual Players like we don’t matter. Casual players, as I’m sure you know, are the backbone for this game. We know you know this because when you made anti-casual changes at the start of MoP, you lost one of the biggest loss of subscribers you’ve ever had and scrambled to try to get people back, and never did. (To note, MoP started with over 10 mil subs and by the end they were at 6.8) And despite popular belief, it was not infact from Siege of Orgrimmar:
It was indeed from the anti-alt and anti-casual things they added that they tried to do a 180 and fix, but never most of those casual players back.
I thought you guys were doing good with casual players with the ilvl we could get from outdoor content in 9.1 and 9.2, but this undoes all of that if it goes live like this.