Pugging is something I do a lot of in game so I tend to favor it. However, it has its cons as well as pros. I use both Looking For Group and Looking For Raid tools in order to run dungeons and raids and this means I’m always with other players I don’t know. Lately, I’ve taken to doing Tomb of Sargeras LFR with my husband and that makes it more enjoyable having someone I know in the group. It isn’t always possible for me to run a dungeon or LFR with a friend or guildie, though. I’m a stay at home mom and I usually play WoW in short spurts while the kids are playing on their own, watching tv or napping and that means I have to be free to get up and walk away from the game at any moment. But, when I am able to play for a longer amount of time, pugging is the way to go. Pugging isn’t all sunshine and roses, though.
Sometimes, it’s so painful that I want to run away screaming!
I could elaborate on how pugging isn’t always ideal, but I’m pretty sure you have already had some nasty experiences, so I’ll focus on the positive. If pugging wasn’t an option in the game I would miss out on so much content! I even use LFG to find groups for world bosses and without it not only would I miss out on possible gear and other goodies, but also story and lore.
All in all, pugging and the addition of Looking For Group and Looking For Raid was a positive in my book and I hope you have many good experiences in the future using these tools.
One more thing: if you do encounter a Negative Nelly in a dungeon or raid, please don’t feed the trolls.