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11-17-2011 @ 5:10PM
The reason the Raid Finder is pointed at 25s is because the personal responsibility of each individual player in a 25-man raid is lower than in 10s. Statistically, that means you have a lower chance of failure in 25s with a fail player than with that same fail player in 10s. Since the arguable goal of LFR is to help PUG raids succeed, using a 25s size helps to increase the chances of success by minimizing the effect of one or two inattentive or ineffectual players.
11-17-2011 @ 5:14PM
It also means that there are fewer tanks (traditionally the rarest role) required for the same number of Raid Finder groups.
11-17-2011 @ 7:52PM
If one fail player dies in a 10-man, that's a tenth of your raid gone!
11-17-2011 @ 11:30PM
It may be harder for players to get 25 players together, but not the matchmaking system. The LFG raid will be it's own difficulty level also, easier than normal 10 or 25s. There's no reason for them not to go ahead and make it 25s only. 10s aren't inherently easier, they're popular because they're easier for humans to organize.
11-18-2011 @ 8:42AM
It also means less chance of not having something they more or less expect you to have.Buffs and battle rezzes not being available hurt 10 mans.
11-22-2011 @ 6:01AM
It's not the personal responsibility thing. It's because having a raid be 2 tanks, 6 healers, 17 dps is MUCH easier on the queue times for EVERYONE than 2 tanks, 2(3) healers, 6(5) dps.There are WAAAAAAAAAY more dps than there are tanks, and slightly more healers than tanks. Healers will probably be the "limiting reagent" for the LFR, but everyone should still have very fast queues because the ratios are much more aligned to real ratios than LFDs 1:1:3
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