1. Dont pug2. Get friendly with the guild, show up in chat and join keys or link your key3. If no response in gchat, find another guild or join a community on discord/ingame.I advice against pugging alone, but you can pug 1-3 members running your key. Also lots of people with high rio score that got boosted by guilds, having their personal DBM on discord telling them every interrupt (like drjay) and when to use personals, route etc. Running your own key means you also need to step up your game and recognize when to pump, what to interrupt, when to go defensive.
I have KSM and an RIO of 1324. I got this by posting my own keys and building groups I felt were good for the content. I got it on February 8th (over 2 months past when M+ unlocked). I put in effort, week after week, and pugged my way into this FOS that is apparently too dastardly hard for you "casuals". I raid twice a week, and usually finish one key per my two characters now because I have no greater goal to work towards. I'd call that pretty casual. Any shortcomings you find in this system, are strictly your own fault or rage against your own ineptitude. Put in the work and make an attempt at something. Make your own groups, wait an hour for it to be filled properly, do the dungeon and succeed. Or keep wallowing in despair on the forums you instant gratification obsessed children.
For someone who does not raid or do M+, thanks Blizz
I don't mind farming the valour but having to re-farm the gear to upgrade it behind difficult or convoluted achievements.What difference would it make if you just removed the achievement restriction and just increased the valour required to upgrade the item?I don't think this is for casuals but more for those classes that are not the Metter that often struggle to get in to high keys.