Sick of 10s and Whining
Are you a 10 man only raider? Yes?? Guess what? You made the decision. There is no gap. 10 is not meant to equal 25. There has to be a gap. If 25 man gear was on par with 10 man gear 25 man bosses would be impossible. If 10s man gear was on par with 25 man gear it would make each boss fight trivial. There is no point to this argument. It has its reason. A person may not like it, but there are a lot of things we all don’t enjoy.
In my opinion 25s are and always will be better than 10s. “But 10s are tighter?” Misconception. I’ve been in 10s and seen the “tightness”. It just led to division as cliques developed just the same as 25s. I raided TBC in a very tight 25 man guild. We were closer at the end of TBC than any 10 man guild I’ve ever seen or heard of. The idea that 10s are closer is and always will be a lie perpetuated by people who haven’t been in a close-knit 25 man raiding guild. Ending raiding with my 25 man raiding guild took me near a year and leaving server has severed great friendships. Don’t even say most 10s are closer than 25s.
“But 10s have less drama!!” That makes me laugh so hard. There is drama in every guild. The best guild masters know this and deal accordingly. No, guild has less drama than another. It is how their leadership deals with the drama. My 25 man raiding guild only ever had one major drama event. It ended with some split friendships and /gquits, but that’s the test of any guild.
“10s are harder because of fewer people.” While I do agree to some extent the fewer people make some fights harder on most fights the fewer number do not matter. The few fights were it do matter are normally almost as hard on 25 man. Hey, my first Yogg experience was 10 man Yogg with a friend of mine’s 10 man guild. It was a fun experience and I will never forget it, but I know the difficulty stepped up quite a bit in 25s. Having more people made it even more difficult in 25 Yogg. With 10 you had much more control of the situation.
“But I pay $15 a month!!!” So do I. And I’m sick of the loss of challenging content I saw before real life and other in-game events took away my ability to raid. I want a challenge. Where’s my challenge? You want “equality”. We do not get every thing we want. I wanted my own 25 man raiding guild to hit Cataclysm with and you see where that went.
This is my barely legible and probably not too well explained rant over WoW for the night. Is it that well constructed? No, but I have my points and I will stick to them. Just as I cannot change the minds of many of you nor can you change mine. I will always say 10s should be a step behind 25s. If you are upset with me that’s okay. As people have said we will have to agree to disagree.
Blizzard, keep the gap. It’s there for a reason. You will realize you have made a grave mistake if you decide to try and remove it.