I am not trying to start any crap
I am not trying to say anyone is better or worse than anyone else
I am only trying to start a dialogue between interested parties to try and come to a mutual understanding.
That being said. This past friday I found myself bored and at work checking up on all of my required reading, mmo-champion, wow forums, etc. When I went to check up on manaflask I found that Method had been crowned the top guild for tier 14.
Now, being a long time raider I was not at all surprised to see that Method was still held as one of the best groups around, but if I had remembered correctly than Paragon had secured the world first Heroic Sha kill. Wowprogress confirmed my memory in that they had beaten Method by over an hour and a half.
The crux of this thread, I am sure I do not speak alone in saying that it was bad form for manaflask to release a story such as this without Paragon being given credit where credit was due.
This thread will inevitably become about how 10 man doesn't count and 25 man is all that matters because it requires more complex logistics, and 10 man players will spout off the volatility and loot distribution of 10 mans making them harder.
A few points I would like to bring up:
If 10 man was so much easier than why are only 3 of the top 20 guilds full 10 man?
Perhaps the real injustice here is the imbalance between horde and alliance racials for pve? 6 of the top 20 guilds for this tier are Alliance, with only one of them being in the top 10 at 8th.
Bad form on manaflask for not giving Paragon **credit** for the world first kill.
Assuming ceteris paribus the difficulty variation between 10 and 25 man is negligible at best.
Alliance v. Horde racials seem to be having a great impact on progression and are worth bringing into question.