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The guild I raid lead for killed Heroic Madness and Heroic Spine last week. Whoppeedeedooo. First off, it was in 10 man. Now, before we start in on the whole “10 man is just as important as 25 man” debate, I say that with such c0ntextual disdain because SfS is supposed to be a 25 man guild. They were a 25 man before I got there and for all of Cataclysm as well. However, since raiders these days have the loyalty of a cat, we lost a bunch of people right around the time we were 4/8 heroic. We struggled and struggled to get to 5/8 heroic, then lost most of our remaining key members (you know, those people that fill positions of healers and tanks) to random acts of real life and burn out. So, we decided to finish out Cataclysm as a 10 man raid team.
Now, it’s funny how easy things become when you have 10 retards instead of 10 retards and 15 mouth breathers in a raid group. The first night we went down to 10 man, we downed Heroic Warlord. Then we went back to 25 man when we got enough people back, then went back to 10 mans once those idiots were removed from the guild by me for being..well idiots. I mean, seriously, we had a rogue getting shadow gems for the second part of his daggers, who had +50 str (yes, strength, not agility) gems in 4 out of his 5 heroic pieces. I told him for 3 weeks to fix it. The common response was “I don’t have enough money”. At the time, our guild bank had over 500k. Myself AND the GM told him we would help him out. On week three when he got another piece and gemmed it with +50 str, I just kicked him for being retarded. Not to mention being one of 4 rogues in our raid group, and the second best geared, he was pulling less than anyone else IN THE ENTIRE RAID GROUP.
Anyway, once we got back to 10 mans, H Spine went down after a couple of weeks (and a 30% nerf) and H MoD soon after. I had to come on my priest for Pain Suppression on the tank on the third platform. We single tanked it.
Yeah that is a Life-Binder’s Handmaiden. So I guess I got that as consolation for having to switch from my paladin.
Honestly, who cares. It’s nice to get a title and such (and more power to those who are proud and love their achievements), but 30% nerf, one month prior to MoP and not doing 25s really sours the experience. At this point, you are just getting leveling gear. Really good leveling gear…until you see something with 750 stamina and 800 str from a level 88 quest.
So, meh. We killed H Deathwing prior to 5.0. Maybe I am just sour on the whole raiding experience after 7+ years of raiding in WoW.