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1-30-2012 @ 2:27PM
as a former GM---i xferred off my server to just be a raider again, to just play the game.there is no reward for leadership, only endless dealing with drama in most cases.in a 25 man raiding guild, on average, thats 10-20 more people to constantly create drama.honestly even some of the best guilds admit to carrying some peoplethe writer of this article sounds like he is in a position where there might be weak links that just have to have things spelled out for them all the time.in a 10 man raid, you can see this address it and fix it -- easier then in a 25 man.so many problems with 25 man--if your playing to have fun....and you look at the pros and cons---everyone is prolly raiding 10s because...why stress like thatWHY
1-30-2012 @ 4:37PM
So what could they do to make 25 man raiding more attractive? I believe that was one question the columnist asked. Blizzard could create software tools that would make the logistical and organizational challenges easier. Perhaps these are really the domain of add-ons, but the argument still applies. Figure out what information the raid leaders need, and then figure out how to get them that information as painlessly as possible.
1-31-2012 @ 2:38AM
Along the lines of Velutina's constructive comments, anything Blizzard could do to reduce the overhead for guild officers would help, including:1) Making the loot system smart (no useless or redundant drops) or switching to an all-currency loot system whereby everyone earns at the same rate. This would eliminate loot system maintenance/upkeep/drama.2) NPC-led raid encounters, whereby an AI would organize, instruct, and "call" the boss fights.3) A return to gated content to pace the players and help offset progress-based drama and membership churn. This is especially important during the first few months of a new expansion.4) When reworking classes and roles, balance, balance again, and then balance a third time to get things right. Especially if Blizzard is reworking something like healing. Get it right the first time, folks.The guild-induced stresses of managing a guild leveling up in the new expansion and the poorly-balanced healing model revamp caused me to walk away from being an active Officer in my 25-man guild and later leaving the game entirely.
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