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2-23-2010 @ 11:45AM
Hear, hear, I agree with this completely. Once upon a time ago my guild ran 25 mans, but with people who guild hop, people who can't be on certain nights and people who have to leave in the middle of a run, it became far to much of a hassle, so we cut it down to 10 mans. Yes, this leaves a few people out some nights, but it's a lot easier to keep a group together.What's not easier, however, is the raiding. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if you are geared in 10 man (or slightly below gear) 10 man raiding is actually harder because as others have noted, every single person needs to do their job right or it's a wipe. Healer messes up and dies, wipe, there are only 2 healers, sometimes 3. DPS kites something into another DPS and those 2 die, wipe, losing 2 of your 5 DPS is not recoverable in ICC10 on many fights. Where as in 25 mans, when we ran them and when I pugged them, you can just kind of be an anonymous DPS, hide in the back and get an achievement. A healer dies? Big deal there are 4 or 5 other healers. Four DPS get knocked out? Who cares, there 14 other DPS to make up the difference. Bosses have more health but the margin for error is much larger. We hauled morons through 25 mans sometimes, I mean stand in fire, die in every fight types, and still cleared Naxx 25 (when it was still hard). 10 mans, they would wipe the raid.I really think 10 man gear should be at least equal, but I've been known to be crazy and say it should be higher lvl, but that would cause overgeared people to storm through and snatch it all up.
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