MoP 25 man only for progression?
I started right at the end of BC. Hadn't even hit level cap until after Wrath was out. I struggled to find a raiding guild on Jaedenar which is a low pop realm that was imbalanced to the other faction (15-25% alliance representation on an overall low pop realm =nobody there). At the same time, I was a co-founder of a RL friends guild. Long story short, the RL guild is now on Stormrage and we are trying to establish a raiding identity but I have always been in a 10m guild. This has overall been a good expansion for us. We've downed 3/8 HM and lots of guild drama and lack of consistency kept us from more or I'm sure we may have made 6 or more by now.
As I understand the latest rumors I've heard, Blizz intends to keep the loot tables the same but remove the shared lockout. My opinion is that this will push 25m to being the only viable progression path. According to the math I've seen,
(http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...of-10m-vs.-25m), 25m already gears up as much as 40% faster. Include the extra shot at gear each week from 10m, and the only logical conclusion I can see is that all raiders are going to be looking to be in a 25m guild. 10m guilds don't do well in 25m because there are too many pugs and too much loot drama in a guild co-operation setup (gearing 4 tanks, etc because both 10m want their gear first). Additionally, those 10m who may be capable of hm's, are very unlikely to be doing 25 hm for that loot chance for the same reasons.
I don't really intend for this to be a 10m vs 25m discussion. I realize there is some risk as some people will feel that my basis is unsound, but....
I just want to know what preparations you feel we as a 10m guild should make for MoP likely being centered around 25s? We have about 900 members but honestly only maybe 15 consistent raiders (mass recruiting to level the guild when we moved). So far, we have been trying to get 3 10s working. The idea there is 25 + 5 bench. We had three groups for a while using too many alts but we have actually ebbed back down to fewer raiders again. I know some of this is end of expansion attrition, D3, etc. Just looking for some warnings and suggestions to make this all smoother. Thanks.