Looks like people think that they raid whole year 14-16 hour / day .. When its only couple weeks. That doesnt ruin anyones life really.
actually, if you knew how the system works for these guilds or hi end guilds is astonishing. First off, aside from the normal 14-16 hour raid content that they might do on there mains what they also do is gear alts. 1 alt in a 10m is funneled loot week in and week out. Now given the amount of people a pro 10m guild would have say 13 or so in there core roster x that by 11 alts. 133 toons to run in raids. lots more then 14-16 hours a day at raid content
Anyways, I always felt it must be nice to have this kind of passion when it comes to anything in your life. How many people out there can say that they are that passionate about anything in their life...
As far as I can tell the time top guilds and a guild like mine put in to kill 13/13 is going to be somewhat close. We might kill things a month or more after them but they've still had the same ammount of total raiding hours.
What seperates top 10 guilds from top 20/30 guilds is mostly just time.
We're 4/12 (Ji'Kun and Council will very likely go down this week, putting us at 6/12) in heroic Throne of Thunder and hold to a STRICT 9 hour a week schedule. It can be a bit of a scramble to fir everything into three short three hour raid days but raiding had finally become the recreational release I've been looking for... Instead of another 20-30 hour a week job.
And now they're raiding far less than you? You will raid more than them all up in this tier, by a large amount. Sorry.
Originally Posted by Offhand
Basically once progression is done the best guilds are down to 3 hrs a week full heroic clear. In the long run they probably have more spare time than the average guilds
Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life.
I wonder how much our progress would be with 14-16h raiding per day
4/14hc with 12h in week now. Would be nice to try it on one tier
My question is: How do these guys earn money? I can't imagine that the whole raid group of each guild is rich by default or having an income through twitch/youtube etc.
I guess living of relatives is one way to do it.
But considering how many guilds there is that get fast progression (which is purely because of the hour spent per day) I'm worried that I'm actually indirectly paying for this through the social securities.