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2-22-2008 @ 2:12PM
I don't PuG heroics, plain and simple. I used to PuG normal instances to gain rep (thankfully I'm now exalted with all 5 factions), but even then you got a tonne of bad groups.If I ever were to do a normal run again, I'd PuG it. I'm in a T6 guild, so it's very rare that any guildees would want anything out of a normal instance. However, for heroics, they're all I turn to. The good thing about being in such a good guild is that everyone knows what they're doing, knows about the other roles, has the addons, and importantly are well geared - even the alts thanks to the ease of Karazhan these days.However, readers, do you know why heroics are sometimes harder to pull off than 10 or 25 man raids? The responsibility levelled on each person.In a 25 man raid, each individual accounts for 4% of the raid. If one person is screwing up, you still have 96% of the raid performing well. If 2 are, you're still over 90%.In a 10 man raid, each individual accounts for 10%. If one person is screwing up, well, you're already down to 90%. If two are, you've dropped to 80% (whereas you'd need 5 people in a 25 man raid to get that low).In a 5 man, each individual accounts for *20%*. So if one person is screwing up, you're at that 80% mark. If two are, you're barely staying afloat. If three are, well, you'd be below 50% and failing. Combine that with the fact that in a true PuG there is a fair chance that you don't know the people at all, and you never know if you're going to get 5 people all pulling their weight with aplomb, or a few bad eggs that stink up the run.There are enough things in this game that can grind my gears (for example, my current peeve is constant premades in every BG but AV, and 1+ hour queues in AV, so no easy way to earn honor by myself), so I'm not prepared to go out of guild for heroics and risk another irritation. ^^
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