The difference in drop rate between 10 and 25 is terrible. 10 man already has a much higher chance to need to de something due to no one being able to use it, they already have a lower drop per person, and now you want to lower their overall ilvl. I don't want to be forced into 25, some people like 10 man raiding not for the simplicity for the officers but because they enjoy a closer group of friends to raid with. Your trying to hard to force people into 25 when you should be focusing on allowing raiders to just get in there and kill some epic bosses. Everytime you do this your putting even more pressure on 10 man guilds going into the following tier.
25 already has benefits for them going forward in progression, (loot per person, brez (3 and someone casting is 1/10 of their raid), less de, etc.). Some fights are easier on 10, some 25, these people just need to quit !@#$%ing and blizz giving them more ^-*!. Its fine now and this change will be complete bull@#$% if 25 gets more.
How do they have a lower drop rate and it not be fair? You have more people in a 25 man, therefore more loot. Easy. How is Blizzard wanting to "lower their overall ilvl"? By implementing these changes? You act like everyone in 25m will get these and no one in 10m will.
Honestly they are re-iterating what was already in place. You even said it yourself; 25m now already have more gear dropping at a higher % rate currently and if they didn't tell you all this, these items would have followed the same path, normally having a slightly increased chance to drop as it IS 25m. You say at the end of your rant that how it is is currently fine, and yet it's not really much of a change at all, as I have just proven, so what is your gripe, really?
@Poena: Does anyone ever really get everything they want/need? If a 25m raiding group has set practices of who rotates, then this should already be implemented and therefore not change. If the person qq's because they are wanting more gear and why is person b getting to raid instead of them this week, well, that isn't teamwork now is it? If you have someone that leaves your 25m due to this, which I highly doubt, and they were rotated anyway, what will happen they go to another group? You as a leader (or whomever is) has the responsability to oversee these things. You should have set rules in place. You should enforce them. No one ever said being an officer or even raid leader was all butterflies and rainbow farts.
I understand what you're saying, I want you to know this. I've lead 10 and 25m's before. Multiple times. However I also know what it takes to lead,and how thankless a job it is. Such is the role and mantle we take as leaders. If you don't like it, it may be time to step down. No offense bud, you seem very logical and you didn't attack me at all so I want to return the thought in kind so please read this as such.
My whole point is that 10m's can't expect everything to be exactly the same as a 25m; # of items dropped, # of rezzes given, etc; because if that were the case the boss hp's etc would have to be normalized. Then no one would want to do a 10-man because it would be like facerolling in a 25m, ya dig?
Also, this is beta, this is where they will have the chance to change things up, which also means this may change; let's give them a chance.