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12-02-2011 @ 4:41AM
Just wanted to single this out for response:"As a dps the DF or finding a raid spot can be pretty tough as is, imagine if half the raids in the game suddenly needed 4-7 fewer dps players. Tanks and healers essentially stay the same, but the demand for dps drops pretty drastically."I think you are confusing 5man heroics for raid spots. Yes, in a 5-man heroic world, dps will have to wait quite a bit. But in 25man raids, the ratio reverses for tanks and dps... it's usually easy to find decent tanks for 25 mans, but harder to fill out dps spots. It tends to be most annoying to fill out healer spots (blech can't tell you how many pug/gdkp raids I ran where we are waiting forever for healers). In a 20man raid, it's not likely there would be 3-4 tanks per encounter, so the number of tanks would still be lower. All 20man raiding does is drop the need for a healer and likely 4 dps, and this actually can make bigger raiding better as patch cycles go along, because you'd be amazed at how much less of a hassle it is to organize 20 people versus 25.Also, in most guilds, aren't there probably 4 dps or more that the rest of the dps are carrying? Hell there've been certain times where me and like 2 other people are carrying the other 15 dps.Final point: with 20man raids, you might get more guilds that do more 10mans to upscale to that level, assuming they have 2 solid 10 man teams. Currently this is much more difficult with a 25 man raid type as the other spots would have to come from less-than-normal raiders, or pugs, or from a recruitment drive, which can be a big headache for guild leadership.
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