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11-08-2010 @ 2:19PM
Something else you don't mention - your odds of getting a particular item will be better in 25s.For example, say you're going after the Legendary Trinket of Epic. It only drops off boss 3, who has a table with 10 items. (For the example, say they all have the same drop rate.) In a 10-man, he'll drop 2 items, which means you have about a 1-in-5 chance of seeing it on any given week. But in a 25-man, you have a 1-in-2 chance of seeing it on any given week.Granted, the odds don't always work so nicely, and there's always the risk of two of a given item dropping, instead of them all being unique, but the fact remains that you have a better chance of seeing an item in a pool of 5 than a pool of 2.Of course, you also probably have competition for it, unless you're the only hunter in a raid of mages.
11-08-2010 @ 2:50PM
This is completely false due to the number of people who want said "Legendary Trinket." While there's a better chance that it drops in 25man, there's a much lower chance that you'll win it over the others who want it. In 10man, there might only be 2 other healers who want an item. In 25man, there are like 5-6. For caster DPS, that number goes up even more. To top it all off, it appears that bosses can't drop 2 of the same item in the same kill, making those "elusive trinkets" even more annoying to get.
11-08-2010 @ 3:07PM
@Blacksen - If two of the same can't drop, that makes it more likely to see a given item on 25, since (RNG being what it is) there's always going to be that one single-spec item that drops EVERY week, leaving only one other item on 10 but four on 25.As for competition, that part is true. Your odds of WINNING it are lower, since there's more likely to be someone else who wants it. However, if you're more likely to see it, it sort of balances out, right? If you've got a DKP-system going, 25 will be the way to go - since you're more likely to see the item sooner, and all you have to worry about is having the most to spend. For a random roll, it probably evens out. But then, that's "random" for you.
11-09-2010 @ 4:06AM
Two of the same item can drop off a given boss.I've seen 2 times now the LK10 drop 2 of the exact same weapons.Once it was 2x http://www.wowwiki.com/Warmace_of_MenethilOther time it was 2x http://www.wowwiki.com/Valius,_Gavel_of_the_Lightbringer
11-09-2010 @ 9:57AM
"As for competition, that part is true. Your odds of WINNING it are lower, since there's more likely to be someone else who wants it. However, if you're more likely to see it, it sort of balances out, right? "It would balance out if both raid sizes had the same proportion of competitors for said item, but they don't. 25-man raids have a larger proportion of dps than 10-man and a lower proportion of tanks+healers (e.g. 2/10 tanks versus 3/25 = 20% of the raid are tanks in 10-man versus 12% in 25-man).So tanks and healers would have a better chance of getting said item in 25-man, whereas dps would actually have a better chance in 10-man (in general, depends on what exactly the item is and how many dps classes want it).
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