When i played everquest it was a large group doing a raid it meant alot of pricks were killing everything in sight leaving nothing for the lower levels to kill. --- FC 2921-9573-1354 Safari: Psychic Grumpig, Espur, Gotharita
I imagine 30 people waiting around for 2 hours waiting for everybody to get ready. Then they spend 30 minutes clearing trash. Then 1 more hour getting ready for the boss. Then wiping. Then coming back to the boss and waiting 1 more hour before trying again. Then wiping. Then calling the day done and saying we'll try again next week.
I remember some of the terrible(yet a lot of fun) guilds taking that long to get ready. Though later in my WoW guild I joined a rather fun high-end guild. If we waited more than 5-10 minutes after the start of raid time to be ready something was going wrong. Raids in that guild wasted a lot less time than almost every PUGs doing 5 mans. Sure the guild wasn't as enjoyable as my first couple of raid guilds, but it was still a lot of fun.