Oooh what's this? Lore posting the weekly marmot today instead of Ciderhelm? UNHEARD OF! (for me anyway... as far as I've noticed. I may have a lazy eye so if I'm wrong and this happens a lot then I'm going to go ahead and blame it on that.)
So, where to begin in the response to this video this evening...
Great points brought up throughout the video. I very much am always looking forward to the beginnings of expansions. While you're doing your very first recruitment for raids, you actually have the chance to bring that new player in the spotlight while running heroic 5 mans, as their performance is more noticeable there. This is especially true when everyone is still actually gearing up in the heroic dungeons, and Cata will put some challenges in there for you. Always a great place to get an idea of how this person acts, performs, and to see if the person is just generally awesome. Being awesome is definitely what I love to bring to raids. I love being able to talk with people in vent during raids that can have a good time just as much as the next guy, and perform well while doing so.
On to the 10 man loot distribution! I agree with the video pretty much. The loot is much more lax and generally just easier to distribute. You'll basically have an idea of who gets what drop before it even drops since you generally have the same people in the group as you did last time, except maybe 1 or 2 people on those weird days.
My guild is a 25 man raiding guild, and we do 10 mans on off days whenever we feel the need to. The feel of 10 mans is just great. I get to be pretty crazy on vent with no consequences of talking over possibly 24 other people. After a little while, you basically get to know what certain people in your 10 man can catch without it being called out over vent, and what they struggle with. This creates points where everyone can just have a good time, and be serious for the parts that people struggle with. This isn't to say that I'm going to stop 25 man raiding. If we have 25 people, I'll still do the 25 man raid, as it's still nice to just have a bigger group of people to down stuff if you can, plus you can then split that apart and what not if you're short the next raid day.
By the way, if people reading this post haven't gotten this yet, I love to talk on vent... a ton. I'd rather not sit there for 4 hours and just be serious the entire time, because that's boring to me. It ruins the whole social experience, as I would rather be hanging out and telling stories about awesome events that happened in the day or week. I am more able to do this in 10 mans, because it's just a more relaxed environment in general. Talking and getting to know your raid is fun to me, and I don't think I'd be playing this game without that aspect.
So, Mr. Lore, are you going to allow me to help you sort through all of those PMs? I promise to not insult anyone in replies!
Ok... I just won't insult donors...
I also know that this will never happen.
Great video as usual! Keep on keepin' on! Looking forward to the special for sure!
"Kyle, this is the way the world works. If you want to find quality friends, you have to wade through all the dicks first." -Cartman