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1-30-2012 @ 2:53PM
To be honest, I'm not really sure why there is all this pro 10man, anti 25, or vice versa debate in this thread. Raiding at it's heart, isn't difficult ... people are difficult. The boss mechanics themselves are rarely truly taxing, so much as the expectation, that each player within a team is able to carry the same amount of weight. I have raided hardmodes in 10 and 25 man guilds, I've been in large guilds and small guilds. I am a well rounded, well versed player but these days I prefer 10's. It has nothing to do with me being "lazy" or wanting something which is "easier" as people claim, so much as these days I want to feel closer to the people in my raid group. 10m's just feel more intimate to me, than 25's and always have. Less voices to recognize on vent, few of you fighting against the big bad (where as 25's when everyone is stacked up is utterly blinding display of spells and effects going off, where as 10s you can actually see a bit better). When blizzard merged 10s and 25s lockouts in many ways they killed pugging on multiple non high population servers. Advances such as LFR and LFD have all been great advances in one way, but the wow community on various realms paid the cost by losing what bound them together. At the end of wrath many people I knew in the HM 25's scene were sick of "carrying dead weight" as they put it, where 15 people did the work of 25, while ten others slacked off. Many of these people coupled off into 10m teams they started of their own. Further complicating the issue, of multiple 10 man teams competing against each other for members, where as before they might have all been united under the same umbrella, further making recruitment in general difficult. These days not just 25s feel the recruitment burden, so too do 10s. The consequence of no one knowing each other on their server, means that no one knows whom is "good" and whom is not from trade.
1-30-2012 @ 5:32PM
That raises an interesting question. It was "general knowledge" that Blizzard went from 40 to 25 because "all" the 40-mans were made up of 25 people who carried the other 15. Now you're saying that a lot of 25-man raiders are finding that they are the 15 people who are carrying the other 10.
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