As the title says, which is the hardest 10 man raiding or 25 man raiding?
In an expansion such as wotlk the answer is very obvious, 25 man. However with cata coming, making 25 and 10 man dropping equal gear and blizzard claiming it to be equally hard, people still seem to say that 25 man is harder right off the bat.
Putting together 25 proper players sure is harder then putting together 10. But does that really makes it harder to succeed in 25 man raids?
In 25 man raids people can get carried, everyone doesn't need to perform as good as the top 3 dps, also you can usually afford a death or more, however in a 10 man oh no no no you can not, if 1 player dies the encounter becomes ALOT more challenging (CR, ankh, soulstone excluded here)
Also loot contribution is alot more unforgiving in 10 man, for example leather melee dps pants drop, your rogue gets them. Next week same pants drop again and you do not have a feral, now these pants are most likely a complete waste. 25 man may drop more loot but its doubtful that 3 identical pants drop at the same time.
in 10 man there is also alot more setup related issues. getting in the certain class for a certain encounter is alot more complex then in 25 man.
I would like to get some discussion going, some serious one, i do miss alot of valid points in this post and you may notice im close to defending 10 man as being as hard as 25 man but that is becasue most people got oppsite opinions. For example a friend of mine killed Halfus 25 man heroic quite easily, the week after they tried it in 10 man and they claimed it to be impossible. On some bosses it is the reversed. So look at the big picture please
Forgive me for bad english, not my native tongue.