They never should have made 10 mans get the same loot at 25 mans. It was a stupid idea then, and it was stupid on the Cata PTR, it was stupid through Cata, It wiped out ALL incentive to do 25 mans.
This is a good change, but make 25 mans drop better gear across the board again.
So tell me, if 25 mans need extra incentive to be done, then why do they need to exist? Shouldn't "TEH EPIC BATTELZ WITH 24 OF YOUR FRIENDS" be alluring? Shouldn't the extra loot be alluring? Shouldn't the prestige that people claim comes with 25 man be alluring? It obviously isn't or else 25 mans wouldn't be in trouble.
People need no incentive to do 10 mans. Even before the gear equalization, people were preferring 10 mans and the cries of "25 mans are dying!" despite 10 mans dropping inferior gear during wrath. So the "gear equalization ruined everything" is pure bunk. Since the decline was happening way before it happened.
But this is going to happen, and no amount of objection is going to stop blizzard. Why? Because its what THEY want, 25 mans are what THEY like. So here is a prediction. The loot changes will go in. The 25 raiders will cheer and say "25 man raiding is saved". Some people will be drawn in doing 25 man raiding. I may even go so far as to say 25 man raiding will go up slightly faster than its decline.....for a while. But even if it does go up, which I doubt, it will go back down and 25 mans will go back to their decline and both blizzard and the 25 mans raiders will be scratching their heads wondering why oh why didn't it work?
Because 25 mans are more trouble than they are worth in MANY aspects, and it has nothing to do with loot.
Why did 10 mans need the incentive of having the same loot as 25 mans back in Cata? Blizzard should have just eliminated 10 mans back then and then this problem would have never existed.
People didnt prefer 10 mans back in wrath. Stop making up lies to try and support 10 mans.
How many 25 man raider have you seen say they think this idea will work? It wont work. The reason why is thfe elite 25 man guilds will not be effected but now with the added upgrade its just going to make more 25 man guilds disband quicker.
The main reason 25 mans are dying is because in th eearly going they gear up quicker than 10 mans because its most likely the loot can be used and most of the time it will go to whos more liked in the guild or the better players. Now with the thunder version it will even make a bigger difference between the players and that means 10 of them will get better gear faster and then when they hit a boss that the enrage timer is getting them they will look at the lower players (that didnt get the gear) and say they are not pulling their wait and be like you guys suck, were going 10 mans and then when they do they kill more bosses because 10 mans are basically easier than 25 mans.
Thats the problem 10 players can gear up faster in 25 mans and then drop down to 10 mans to kill bosses easier. That kills 25 mans and just makes the 10 think they are better than they are.
Right now its hard to get into a 25 man because there are not many of them. You get in one and then they dont have enough people and they go back to 10 mans because they dont want to deal with waiting. So you try again and the same thing happens.
This change they are doing will not help 25 mans at all. It will though give the 10 mans more ammo to get content nerfed though. Those top 100 guilds since vanilla are killing bosses faster than 10 man guilds are, thats unfair 10 mans are too hard. NERF NERF 10 mans NOW. Thats the only thing this change will do.