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12-23-2008 @ 3:40PM
The problem with bringing 40 man raids back for the "fun" was that they weren't fun. They were tedious organizational nightmares with little payoff for any individual member of the raid relative to the problems putting them together. Running them was prestigous precisely BECAUSE they were such a pain in the butt to put together.When people want difficulty and challenge, they aren't looking for micromanagement and babysitting 39 other players. Few people calling for more difficulty are hoping that they'll get to try to organize joint runs with other guilds. What people asking for more difficulty want is to actually play WoW, and do so at a level that matches their own abilities.You don't need more people in order to introduce difficulty. A five man dungeon can be designed for people in tier eight gear, if that's the choice the developers make (and I'd support endgame small-groups, instead of raids). In fact, smaller groups can be designed to be MORE difficult than raids simply because the added difficulty in organization doesn't need to be factored into the encounters. And, as people fighting Sartharion with three drakes can attest, smaller groups mean that there is more responsibility for each individual member with less leeway. Collecting people and babysitting them, making sure others bring their own foods and potions and gear and show up on time, that's time wasted from my perspective. Good riddance to large groups, they burned me out of the game once, and I was never sad to see them go.
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