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1-03-2011 @ 6:47PM
Hypothesis 1: Raid bosses are relatively more difficult to complete for 10-man raids than for 25-man raids.Hypothesis 2: Raid spots are harder to get for a 10-man raid than for a 25-man raid and/or 25 man raids are "filled up" or "topped off" with raiders who are less prepared.H1 seems to be the working hypothesis to this write-up, but the data - absent more data on number of attempts/wipes - cannot distinguish between the two hypotheses.
1-03-2011 @ 6:48PM
And of course it's worth pointing out that the two hypotheses are not mutually exclusive and the reality may be both.
1-03-2011 @ 7:22PM
Hypothesis 3: 10 man raids typically do not come with the full compliment of raid buffs found in a 25 man run; therefore, they either require higher geared/skilled players to succeed.
1-03-2011 @ 7:31PM
@ FIrstlordmoth - Actually, I'm going to disagree with you there. Due to the 4.0 changeup in raid buffs and who-giveswhat, it's not impossible for a well balanced 10M to have just about every buff available. You may not be able to get -everything-, but you'll close enough that the one or two extras you're missing are somewhat negligible.Download an addon called "raidchecklist", it's just a small window that shows all possible raid buffs and highlights the ones that are being taken care of (a mouseover will show who in your group can provide them). You'd be surprised how much is covered by even a 5-man random.
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