07/18/2011 08:52 PMPosted by NormieSince there really is a minimal carrot to raiding tier 12 atm, the only people really pushing into it are the ones that love raiding. Which is proving to be a very very small portion of the assumed playerbase on the trackable servers.
Well, you see, it's hard to herd 10 cats and harder to herd 25.
Which is why raiding is not something the average WoW player does.
One of the big issues with raiding this whole expac actually blends down to how the 5 mans have been handled.
The 5s have to be pretty close to idiot proof to work in the RDF. (Sorry couldn't think of anything better to describe this...) The raids on the other hand assume several things. For instance: Ventrillo (or another chat program), certain addons, and a level of coordination.
If there were 5 mans that were created with those more advanced ideals in mind, several of the arguments concerning "cat herding" wouldn't be as big a deal. Coordinating even a 10 man vs a 25 man is considerably easier, even I will admit this. The core argument is how rewards are delt with though. Lets be perfectly frank, is it okay to reward how good someone is at "herding cats", or their skill level. I've always been more of a "reward skill level" kind of guy. My reasons for this are simple, the factors that go into large group raiding often have very little to do with skill and functions within the game.
Rewarding raiding content differently is really rewarding several things outside of the game itself. You can be the best player in the world, if you're not in the right guild, it doesn't mean jack. Where some would argue that this is the MMO aspect of the game, and they're partially right, I've always felt that rewarding that aspect greater is a long standing imbalance.
Weekly Cap is 980, you can get 420 VP from doing T11 raids (not many 25 man PuGs), that leaves 560 VP left to gain. You can only gain 490 VP from normal heroics. You're going to come up 70 short, you will have to do at least 1 ZA/ZG heroic, sorry. :(
Or kill the new BH boss. >.>