04/16/2012 12:15 PMThe raid itself isn't easier.
Posted by Ehcks
Yes it is. The bosses don't hit as hard, the DPS requirement per DPS'er is much, MUCH lower, and you can often cheese the fights by doing with significantly fewer healers than initially designed for. (1 or 2 healing instead of 3, as opposed to 25-man which might be 5-healing instead of 5 or 7)
Consider adds on heroic rag - if they hit you on 25-man, you're dead, they hit for over 1 million. If they hit you on 10-man, it kind of tickles as they hit you for 20-40k. The bosses are MUCH, MUCH easier on 10-player. This is true for ALL of T10, T11, and T12, and most of T13. The only benefit for doing 25-man in T13 is on fights where it's beneficial to have more bodies to cover the floor, such as Hagara and Blackhorn. Heroic Madness is the one true oddity, however, as that fight is actually tuned to be more difficult on 10-player than it is on 25-player. If their intent was to do that to balance 10 v 25, they should have done that on Yor'sahj though, not Madness.