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2-24-2012 @ 5:26PM
With the rationale for LFR they presented, I think Blizz laid out its case as to why there will never again be a significant difference (mob health aside) between 10-man and 25-man content. It's simply not worth their developers' time to make 25-man-only raids. At the same time, with the LFR around, I don't think normal 25-mans are going to be going away in MoP--it's easier to ratchet down an encounter from 25-man reg to LFR than to tweak 10-man to get to a 25-man easy mode.That being said, if Blizz decided to be most efficient with their developers time, they would make a one-size-fits-all, 15-man raid, with three (or four!) difficulties: LFR, reg, and heroic. (The possible fourth would be a super-heroic OMGWTFBBQ difficulty--one that makes heroic Ragnaros look like LFR Morchok--to give the very elite raid guilds something to chew on for a while, with titles & feats of strength for each boss.)
2-24-2012 @ 5:15PM
Why would you bother having 25-man raids at the point where only 20 guilds worldwide are raiding 25-mans? At the rate that 25-mans are dissolving (without ANY new ones forming), there won't be any 25-man guilds to raid that content by the end of MoP because no one is willing to lead 25-man guilds once a guild leader steps down.There are plenty of people willing to join 25-man guilds, but NO ONE wants to put together a brand new 25-man guild when it's 10000 times easier to form a new 10-man guild.
2-24-2012 @ 5:59PM
With the way guilds level now, I doubt many people are disbanding guilds dedicated to 25-man raiding. I'm sure that most of them are switching to 10-man raiding. Each active, raiding guild is the *only* thing that controls whether it chooses to raid 10-man or 25-man. There is no inherent barrier stopping an active, already formed guild from switching from 10-man to 25-man right now--there is no in-game penalty for doing so. I personally would be willing to be the GM, and raid lead, if I had to be, for a 25-man raiding guild. However, I very much enjoy being in the 10-man guild I am in, and it would take a lot to get me to leave them willingly.I don't think the problem is there are plenty of cats milling about but nobody to herd 24 of them into DS or FL. I think the real problem is that 10-man raid guilds, with their shorter rosters (even if they have multiple 10-man groups, I'd expect each raid group to be fairly consistent week-to-week), form closer communities than 25-man raid guilds do.
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