Or are most players in pugs just not good enough?
Personally i dont think Garrosh normal is too hard at all, havde killed him as dps, healer and tank 30+ times with main progressing on hc garrosh.
But since the opening of crossrealm pugs my experience in pugs has been both great and awfull.
For 3 weeks in a row i have pugged SoO normal on my new druid tank and every time we have 1shot almost all bosses up to 13/14, so all in all som very smooth clears. But then comes Garrosh, and its like ppl forget their brains and execution of encounter mechanics does not compute.
Its come to a point where most pugs just disband (at least from what i've tried and heard from friends) at 13/14 to go remake for Garrosh only with better geared players, which is a real pitty.
Seems like the difficulty jump from siege/klaxi to Garrosh is much larger then it perhaps should be, at least for pugs.
From my point of view dps is much too important on garrosh. with enough dps you practicly nerf the encounter to oblivion by removing the hard parts.
You wont be getting more then 1 empowered whirling, where the adds can just be ignored or kited by the tank.
You wont be getting more then 1 empowered mind control where u can easily be stacked at boss with no worry of desecrate or whirling.
BUT on the other hand, if u have low dps, the encounter dont just get harder because its gonna take longer, u also have to deal with several empowered whirlings and several empowered mind control, and the fight can just spiral out of control in no time.
Which has lead to Pug leaders to wanting overgear it, leaving out the players who cleared 13/14 with no real problems, which i kinda understand, but think is very unfortunate. In example, i only got my 548 druid tank on a garrosh only cuz i have a 12/14hc main.
For most guilds this isnt much of an issue, cuz they usually have the same ppl every week and better communication.
B4 Blizz opened for Crossrealm pugs i didnt think much about Garrosh, but for the past weeks i have been really surprised about the fail rate on garrosh and started thinking, is this just the players beeing too lazy to learn tactics and learn to play their class properly, or is the difficulty jump up to Garrosh, from the rest of the bosses a bit too high?
The easy answer is both, but to which side do you lean the most?