/setfocus 25-man Progression
A while back, I talked about whether my guild was doing ICC wrong running 2 nights of 10-mans and 2 nights of 25-mans each week. As we progressed deeper into the Citadel, we were spending a lot of time reclearing the Lower Spire bosses in both 10 and 25 each week, when we could have been focusing more on progression at one raid level or the other.
So the officers put the idea of switching from a 2/2 arrangement to either a 1/3 or 3/1 on simmer for a while. That pot got moved to the front burner this week, with two new progression kills in 25-man, and some roster issues with our 3 10-man teams.
So effective this raid lockout, we will be running 1 night of 10-mans and 3 nights of 25-mans. The Blood Prince Council and Valithria Dreamwalker have the big red Hunter’s Mark bouncing above them as we speak.
It should be interesting to see how the transition goes. I suspect that 10-man work will just get rescheduled to time slots before or after our 25-man raids, or dropped into some time on the weekend when people can play.
I will add this to the growing list of things I need to do in-game that I am having trouble finding enough time to get done. My time online outside our 4 regularly scheduled raid nights has been pretty low lately. I really need to grind some more honor for a couple PVP pieces, I need to find a 2s partner for the arena, and I need to figure out a schedule with my 3s team so we can start getting some matches in.
I am very excited about the new focus on 25-mans though. Our 25-man progression is at the same level as our 10-man progression right now, which kind of reflects the roster issues all three of our 10-man teams have been having. I think our 25-man line up is the most consistent it has ever been (from both a skill and gear perspective) though, largely as a result of having 3 10-man groups running. Hopefully the extra raid day each week will give us the extra push we need to break into the back half of the Citadel.
Being a fairly competitive person, I am also thrilled that we are focusing on 25-mans, as we are only 1 progression kill behind the top Horde-side guild on our server. (Undermine is what it is, and these are the fish I swim with. I won’t brag about how progressive we are, but I won’t apologize for my server either.)
I think it was Bo Jackson that said “there are tough lessons to be learned from competition, fear is not one of them.”