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1-30-2012 @ 3:35PM
I am relatively new to the raiding scene, as I really started looking into theroycrafting and raiding with Naxx in Wrath. I am one of the few Death Knights out there who really has only played a DK as a main with any seriousness. Still, I have been an active raider on a rather small-ish server since then. I had a really good run with my last guild, who was one of only two 25-man guilds killing LK heroic with any regularity.And then Wrath hit, and one by one officers started getting burned out and stepped down. The new officers who were (let's be honest) volunteered for the position quickly became fed up with the extra responsibilities, and were quickly snapped up by that other 25 man guild I mentioned earlier. After only half a tier, our once proud guild was in a shambles. My raid leader, having essentially single-handedly run the guild after Wrath hit, was completely burnt out and ready to stop raiding entirely. A bunch of us merged with another 25 man guild (not the evil guild-wrecker one), and to be quite honest, I am pretty sure that if we hadn't merged at the time, this guild would, too, have broken up as well.With the extremely high tuning of heroic modes this tier, however, I am starting to see the officers in this guild slowly burning out as well. Signups are at an alltime low, and now that people have geared up, it's difficult getting even the normal modes cleared. Oh, and that other guild? Their raid leader quit last tier.So, yes, though my experience might only be limited to two expansions, I can absolutely confirm the high burnout amongst leadership in what is left of the 25 man guilds on my server. It is not difficult to say that there is a distinct possibility of 25 man raiding dying out entirely within the next year or two on low pop servers.
1-30-2012 @ 3:43PM
uhg, I meant that Cata hit, ofc.
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