We have all been talking about going 25 man for a long time now. I really want to go 25 Man and I know a bunch of you do as well. 10 Man seems to fit the play style of not us, we try to be hardcore so we should be running in the Hardcore Mode Raids which are 25 mans. I don't care what anyone says about 25 mans bleeding off because they aren't blah blah blah. 25 Man is THE HARDCORE RAIDING. So here is a potential Roster of people we could have if we moved to 25 man.
Tanks: Timmah -1
So Clearly we have more than enough tanks/ tank potential and one can swing to DPS.
Healers: Cooldowns- Paladin -4
Fungai - Disc Priest -5
Leafittome- Resto Druid -6
Some 25 mans only 5 heal some 6. I over estimated just because we seem to always go over the top on healers.
Ranged DPS: Bullettime -7
Again these are just our current people in these spots, who and what we would bring in isn't a huge factor.
Melee DPS: Maxxus -10
I included Wolf in here because he said he would totally join back up if he had a spot.
14 spots to fill. I have talked to a bunch of people and we could easily fill those spots. XXX is confident that he can get 10 People to join us very easily. Whether we would move to a different server is something we would have to consider but. Let’s just keep going with the whole 25 thing. So that takes our count of people that we would have left to fill down to 4.
4 spots left to fill. Talking with people XXXXXX that old bastard started playing again and said he and his friend would like to join a 25 man Non-crazy hardcore guild which would be us. So that’s 2 more spots filled leaving us to fill 2 spots.
2 Spots to fill. These last 2 could be anyone, with talking to XXXX if XXXX falls apart he would join us but I wont put him as a definite. So still 2 spots to fill. I think given our past track record we could do some simple forum recruiting or even pick up people from other guilds, maybe take XXXXXXX from within our guild. So I’ll leave these last 2 spots open.
Now knowing that we could fill out a 25 man, we have to weigh the pro’s and cons.
Increased Gear Drops (Everyone in our group is a gear !@#$%)
Currently 25 mans are having easier times on a good chunk of bosses.
Potential to progress farther and become more “hardcore”
We will be Raiding in THE “Hardcore” Environment
Loot Distribution-We would have to implement a system: DKP, Loot Council etc.
These are all the things I could come up with off the top of my head that would give us a reason to change. I really would like for everyone to take a look talk about it and see what they think about going 25-man and or potentially moving servers to go 25 man. I would like to see a response from everyone about the subject so we have a real consensus about whether everyone would like to make the switch.
Know that I do not plan on doing this for continuing ToT unless we got everyone really quickly to make the switch. I would like to do this for 5.4 which is the next Raiding Tier. Please everyone take a gander at this.
What do you all think? Sound like good enough reasons to make a switch?