I feel like it's been a pretty big debate since the inception of the concept, whether 25-man or 10-man raiding is the end all be all. Which is "real" raiding? Which is more difficult? Which offers you the most rewards? These questions have almost been a plague on raiding discussion since the option first became available. To be honest, I've never much cared for the debate. I'm the type of person that is a live and let live when it comes to personal preferences in video games.
For me, I've always just been a raider. It has been a huge part of my enjoyment with the game, second only to the story and lore of Warcraft
. I've also always been a large group raider from Classic World of Warcraft
right up to Mists,
but I did always run with a 10-man group right up until the point where 10 and 25 started to share a lockout, just so I could keep raiding and so I knew how to handle both situations. Recently, due to personal scheduling reasons, I've had to make some changes to my World of Warcraft
playtime that has resulted in not only me re-joining the Horde, but also having shifted from 25-man raiding to full time 10-man healing on Lodur.
This post is just my opinions and observations based on my own change from 25-man raiding to 10-man raiding. Your mileage may vary.
Read more →
Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Raiding