A New Perspective on LFR

Over the holidays the hubby and I have been letting our son play WoW with us.  We have a third account and he’s got a mage on it and a hunter I just finished leveling today [and they both have cele two piece].  He’s only five years old but he’s remarkably astute about some things.  But he’s also given me a little clue into some of the stereotypes I see in LFR.

1. Time Warp popping mage.   My son’s “main” would be his mage I expect.  He tools around on some of the lowbies on the account, and the hunter but most of his small amount of game time is spent on the mage.  He loves the mage because he can make everyone in the group BIG.

2. Summoning of things – He loves dropping the table to feed everyone.  Just about every pull.  He also loves summoning his friends [mirror image] so he can have help.

3. Needing on everything – He’s pretty good about greeding stuff but occasionally he just NEEDS to “get a present” from the boss and will forget and need everything.  That’s not a big deal in Ulduar or ICC.  We just have him trade something if someone else wants it.  And frankly, it’s irrelevant in LFR now but more for LFD.

4. Incessant bouncing.  Doesn’t matter what toon he’s on he’s bouncing everywhere.

5. Randomly following a pet around during a fight/not dpsing the boss – there are more interesting things than boss fights!

6. AoE on single target fights – because arcane explosion [number 9] is fun!

7. Pulling for the tank – because starting the fight is important and fun!  Besides, he has to drop a flare under the boss and “set them on fire”

8. “GOGOGOGOGO” – because he’s five… and can’t sit still.

9. Trolling the tanks – “I’m sorry daddy, I didn’t mean to press the button and start the fight” [Mimiron].  Next week: “I’m gonna push the button again!”

So… just pretend everyone in LFR is five years old and is just learning to read.  Whole new perspective.  Now he just needs to discover how to turn growl on and Aspect of the Pack on his hunter…

Author: Askevar

Raid leader and Tank. Also is an altoholic

11 thoughts on “A New Perspective on LFR”

  1. You know, this makes total sense! My boys would be doing the same thing if I let them play WoW. 🙂


    1. And he can read a map oh man… he can find me anywhere in the WoW world just by looking at my screen and using the map… even places he’s never been before.

      He says he wants to raid with us [normal modes] but I don’t see him being ready for that for a couple of expansions and by then we might not be playing or he might not be interested 🙂

      We’re trying to teach him how to play courteously. Two habits he has that I’m trying to break are:
      1. Swimming in the Dalaran pool trying to help people fish.
      2. Going to Elwynn and following around a random lowbie to “protect” them from all the mobs. So he kills everything for them to help.

    1. Well it’s not him and oh man… been there done that. Ouch that is painful. I remember people doing that on Hagara to kill others with the ice wave…

      1. Just joking with you. Unfortunately the Aspect of the Dazed tanking General wasn’t. I finally give up on moving, since dazing effect effectively hamstring me and I had enough health to eat one or two shockwave.

    2. I recommend getting the addon TipTac. It will tell you who is providing any/all buffs – including hero/time warp and Aspect of the Pack. Then you know who to call out if it’s needed.

  2. I tried playing on new toons with my 7 and 13 year old girls last night. The 7 year old couldn’t be bothered with shooting anything, and the 13 year old got bored with us dancing and emoting at each other and logged off 2 levels ahead of us. I’m afraid of what might happen if I turned the 7 year old loose on a 90, but then again, after reading this, i might want to sit back and watch the fun!

    1. Mostly our son enjoys just flying around and exploring. We tried a lowbie once but he kept dying and it was just aggravation for him and for me.

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