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4-07-2008 @ 12:16PM
"What other franchise feels its necessary to pit 25 people against one another?"Well, since when was raiding about competition? I know, you get the silly e-peen DPS competitions, but apart from those it's all about co-operation and group synergy to get the boss down. And even the DPS competitions are minor in a casual guild. At least, that's what I've found from my experience. I haven't seen many, if any fights break out while I've been raid leading 25 mans, and we're very much stuck into T5.I also find that 10 mans are very limiting, in more ways than one. Limiting in that not as many people can go (you can run two groups, but that's still 5 going without if you have the numbers for a 25 man raid), and limiting in terms of boss fight mechanics. Maybe it's just me, but I find 25 man fights far more interesting and fun than 10 man encounters.That isn't to say 10 mans don't have their fair share of fun. Jan'alai for instance in ZA is pretty fun, albeit chaotic and unforgiving. Shade of Aran is also a fun fight. The main problem however is that a lot of 10 man fights essentially boil down to tank and spank fights, with a couple of abilities to watch out for.So yeah. 25 mans, while potentially difficult to organise, are easily some of the most fun you can have in WoW. And if you can manage it without drama and ridiculously strict rules regarding attendance and loot, so much the better!
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