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Siege of Orgrimmar: Flex Downfall Open 10/15, New Bosses and Loot
2013/10/15 at 12:30 PM
The fourth wing of
Siege of Orgrimmar
Flex, "Downfall," opened October 15th on US servers. This overview covers Downfall's Flex loot, Garrosh Heirlooms, vanity items, titles, Dungeon Journal, and more!
Flex mode does not require players to have a certain item level to zone in, but it does require you to queue with a premade group. You can have anywhere between 10 and 25 players. If you want to bulk up your gear in preparation, check out our
Check out our past
Siege of Orgrimmar
Flex Gates of Retribution
. Also check out
for their new Flex Rankings and many character tools, as well as
for detailed strategies.
The next wing open is LFR "Downfall" on October 22nd.
News Roundup: Titan Runestone Droprates, Flex Raiding Discussion
2013/06/10 at 11:13 AM
After the huge news on Thursday that
is coming in Patch 5.4, many players understandably had questions about this new feature. which allows players to form a dynamically-scaling raid between 10 and 25 non-pug players and receive loot that's better than LFR. Bashiok and Taepsilum addressed many of these concerns over the weekend:
Flex is intended for players that are interested in getting weekly groups together for fun and some challenge, but who also don't want super-strict raiding requirements.
Unlike Normal modes, you can invite friends from your Real ID and Battle.net tag to Flex raids.
Removing Tier Tokens from flex raids is something that's worth considering, as raiders might feel forced to run LFR, Normal, and Flex at the start of a new tier otherwise for bonuses.
Letting people zone in and clear Flex trash with 8 people is something the devs are considering. This would allow to get raids underway while waiting to fill spots.
While it may be "optimal" to clear flex raids with a certain number of players, or do 10-player normal instead of 12-player Flex, Flex Mode isn't
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