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1-30-2012 @ 2:27PM
Actually, normal anything would be the "more dedicated casuals." 10-man heroic has had its rounds of harder and easier than 25-man. Heroic Chimaeron is one encounter that comes to mind that, mechanically, is easier in 25-man than 10-man. For this tier, no, I don't see any encounters that are strictly more difficult in 10-man. But then, it is not the fault of the raiders that Blizzard did not design them this way in this tier.That said, "casual" is an extremely loose term, and it does not necessarily apply to what size of raid you're in. I led raids for 3.5 years before I finally got burnt out on doing it. This was between both 10- and 25-man raids, too, so I know what it's like handling the amount of people. On the end of the officers and raid leaders, this is the hard part about 25-mans. On the end of the raiders, I found that - in general - 10-man had a little less slack. This is not even due to tuning - it's a matter of sheer percentage of the raid. One person out of 10 dying is 10% of your raid. One out of 25 is 4% of your raid. It would take *three people* to be equal or greater than one person dying in 10-man. And this is not including any discussion about how to make up for missing buffs (in other words, you better pray your hunter has a bunch of different buff/debuff-capable pets, if you even have a hunter), or encounters where you should ideally 2-heal them in 10-man (see: Cho'gall).I feel that it's wrong to say, "In order to not be considered casual, you have to run 25-man."
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