So I've pugged Naxx a few times as Heroic raids and I've run the Arachnid quarter twice now as a guild in Normal. My gut is telling me that the 10's are harder to execute than the 25's.
From my raid leading days in a larger guild, I will say organizing 25 people can be a nightmare and just fielding a team is hard by itself.
But I just can't get past the feeling that every time I pugged a 25 we could down whatever boss was in front of us. But on the 10's not so much.
Now if we were able to field a group of 10 where everyone was properly geared and not playing an offspec I think we would be doing much better than we currently are. Our two tanks are great, we have 4 solid DPS, and one fantastic healer. That's still 3 people short.
I'm not trying to dig on my guildies, and don't think that I am. I understand RL can set you back and right now a few of us are playing catch up in game. My point is, in a heroic raid you can afford to have a few people not up to the challenge. In a normal raid you can't.
I'm also not the only one who feels this way. Sydera over at World of Matticus wrote about this topic and generated a ton of debate.
So I've posted a second poll to see what y'alls thoughts are.
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