Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not Digging 25-Man Raids

Since the 3.0.x patches our guild has accomplished some 25-man feats that were previously unavailable to us. We've killed Gruul and Magtheradon and went into Tempest Keep to kill the Void Reaver. They went and killed some things in Black Temple one night after I went to bed as well. This is great! I don't want to take away the thunder of the guild and it's ability to see content that was previously closed off to us. I really am happy to be able to be apart of such tasks and happy to see the guild reaching these goals.

That being said, I have to admit that I'm not digging the 25-man raids. By the end of the night I'm ready to throw my headset through my monitor. I think the raids are causing some sort of Vanilla WoW flashbacks to the days of 40-man raiding that make me cringe.

I stopped the 40-man raiding for a reason. I couldn't handle hanging out for hours with a group where I didn't really like most of the people. I can't stand the constant ventrillo chat of "why my character is the uberest". I die a little inside when people clutter up voice chat to tell a story about how their cat just ate a fly or how they have a booger stuck up their nose. There's the people who /afk at the most inconvenient times and have no issue with making 39 others wait on them. All the whispers of "so and so won't give me such and such buff" or "do you have any extra health potions"? Lets not the forget those who throw a hissy fit if they don't get any loot!

40-man raiding to me was a nightmare to the point that I actually broke down and cried one night when I remembered I had to raid. That's when I realized that it wasn't for me and I quit. It's not a decision I regret in the least.

While 25-man raids are not NEARLY as horrible as my 40-man experiences, I certainly had some flashbacks of some of these irritations. These instances significantly decreased the enjoyment of the event for me. I'd like to point out that this decrease in enjoyment was through no fault of the raid leaders who were repeatedly saying "Only raid leaders talk during boss fights".

I'd also like to point out that not everyone in the 25-man raid irritated me. I do like my guildmates quite a bit. We do seem to have a few folks that seem to rub me the wrong way and that was enough to ruffle my feathers a bit.

In the end, I have to say how pleased I am with the 10-man raiding option. I don't know how I got so lucky to group with so many mature, like-minded people that meld so well together. I truly am blessed and hope all of them play through Wrath so when we're 80 we can get back together and continue our good thing.

1 comment:

Dumadin said...

Hehe i feel that pain. I so feel that pain, never done a 40 but the 25's while exciting for seeing the game content. While at th same time i just want to yell at some of them to pipe down and do what we are here for and stop with the inane stories. Since i have the best 10 man raiding team on the server "my opinion" I will stick with that and maybe once in a great while do the 25 mans.