By Polar (site admin) Oct 19, 2011
With Blizzcon fast approaching, I was thinking of what may be revealed by Blizzard and came to the conclusion that I believe we are due for an adjustment to the raid sizing come the next expansion.



Why? Of the two raiding formats, 25 and 10, the 10m raiding is making up the vast majority of raiding. If you take a look at our http://www.guildox.com/go/g.asp?a=6'>World Progress Stats you will see that 10m raiding absolutely dominates. Take heroic Shannox for example - the 10m kill rate is six times that of the 25m kill rate. This is for a whole lot of reasons which I won't raise here but it begs the obvious questions - is the Blizzard team committed to 25m raiding and if not, will we see the 25/10 modes consolidated into a new raid size that sits somewhere in between?



A 15m raid mode could be something on the cards for the next Xpac. 15m raiding brings the best of both worlds - it allows for individual performance to still matter, yet it provides a little more of the epic feel of larger raids. If the Blizzard developers were to spend more time adding raid content and less time on tuning 10m and 25m modes then I think it would would be a great win. On a selfish note, having a single raid size would make guild ranking so much simpler as well.



On doing a bit of a research, I noticed that this has been brought up recently.



Let's wait and see what happens. In the meantime head over to our http://www.facebook.com/guildox'>Facebook page and add your thoughts on possible Blizzcon raid announcements.



-Polar
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