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12-23-2008 @ 10:11AM
I agree completely. The challenge of 40 man raids wasn't the instances themselves, it was logistics. I was what we called the "raid mom" for a raiding guild as we started and cleared MC and Ony, then went about halfway through BWL (the guild continued from there, while I, like many officers in raiding guilds, burnt out and quit the game). Sure, having so many people in one place felt epic, but that assumed you were okay with spending hours upon hours farming for the 15 different kinds of consumables you might use in an evening (more if you were an officer and regularly carried consumables for the slackers in the guild), then hours waiting around for that last couple of people to show up, drop their pvp flag, hearth back to SW to repair, beg for mage water, run out of health pots halfway through the run, come back from being afk...And lets not even talk about loot distribution, okay? I'm getting hives just thinking about it. Good riddance!
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