I am a 10 man raider. Even back when I was doing 25′s, I wanted to be a 10 man only raider. Trying to juggle between 4 and 7 healers was a chore that I did not enjoy taking care of and I always felt distant from my co-healers back then. I only ever felt close to my co-healers that I healed 10 mans with. And then, when I got split up from my shaman and disc priest co-healers, and stuck with other healers, it drove me insane. So many different healers, so many different personalities. And to be honest, every healer is kinda of a prima donna. Just like tanks are.
And healers and tanks, I say this with love in my heart and the knowledge that I am a prima donna too.
I never wanted large raids with huge pools of people. I never wanted to be in a 100+ or 200+ person guild where I was just a name that showed up for raid twice to four times a week. I wanted to be THAT healer. One of the reliable ones that you could trust would be there. Someone that is a pillar and building block of the raid team. This is why a 10 man raid group is my preferred raid.
I like that in a 10 man, there is no room to carry 3 people. Everyone needs to be at the top of their game if you want to do any kind of progression. And since I have only come from ‘backwater’ servers, it’s hard to get that sometimes.
I think I need to make a effort to do more 10 man raiding posts. The big blogs out there are for 25′s and sometimes I feel like I need something else. Maybe I should just provide it myself.