New Poll: How Often Do You Raid Per Week?

Hours spent raidingThis is another one of my curiosity polls. I’m interested in knowing the amount of time you guys (and girls) spend raiding on a weekly basis. This will help me understand my audience a bit more (hopefully).

For me, I log about 16 hours a week raiding (3 hours for Karazhan, 13 hours on SSC/TK and 12 of those hours are spent eating dirt in Kael’s room). How often do you raid and do you think you spend too much or too little time raiding? How much of it is spent on old or farmed content and how much of it is targeted at progression?

Most importantly, do you enjoy it?

How Often Do You Raid Per Week?

  • 5 - 10 hours a week (28%, 110 Votes)
  • 10 - 15 hours a week (23%, 89 Votes)
  • I do not raid right now (23%, 88 Votes)
  • 15 - 20 hours a week (12%, 47 Votes)
  • Under 5 hours a week (7%, 28 Votes)
  • Over 20 hours a week (how?!) (7%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 388

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  1. Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 9pm. So 20 hours a week.

    How do I do it? I multitask.. Homework on trash. ^^

  2. In the old days I used to do 8pm to midnight, Monday to Friday. Being in my 30’s homework was never an issue but the wife’s complaining was and I also ended up with total WoW burnout (stopped playing altogether for about 6 months).
    So now I play on an RP server, have more fun and have found a casual Raid Comm that does 2 nights a week, with an optional 3rd if enough are interested. I am for the record also now divorced…

  3. Three nights per week for a combined total of 8.5 hours. All of it is dedicated to getting to the new content and wiping a lot on it.

  4. Oh and for reference, we’re 5/6 SSC and 2/4 TK.

  5. Not raiding yet, but gearing up for it… and I’d say I put in 10-ish hours of five-mans a week at this point.

  6. Well our guild is just about to do the first Karazhan tonight.
    But considering that we r not a hardcore guild,
    but more like a casual,family place ,
    i doubt we will raid more than 1-2 days per week,
    and the raid will not last longer than 3-4 hrs.

    Well thats the plan ,but we will c how the future will be xD
    We all now how this game is sticky and how many promises that we make to us self get broken so easy..

  7. 16 hours a week or so: 4 hours each on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. 8-12p EST, pretty much.

  8. i’m one of the 5 or less atm… wed night is gruuls which is taking us about 2 hrs, and fri ZA which we’re not getting that far into yet *sigh*

    I would do more (ie kara) to get badges etc but just dont have the time or energy to do it with an insomniac baby >_<

  9. 4.5-5 hours for BT on Tuesday, then 2.5-3 hours for Hyjal on Thursday. Gogo pvp spec for the rest of the week!

  10. We’re only up to Kara content, working on Curator atm. And we are a casual guild so we just take our time learning and trying. I enjoy it. We always have a good time, music over voice chat between rooms, heavy leather balls tossed around, non combat pets following us around:)

  11. 6 most weeks, 9 when fiancee-aggro permits.

    My guild raids 4x 25-man per week (3hrs/raid) and members are obligated to attend two of those. Kara/Za are done more pick-up style.

    So I raid twice a week. 😉 I have too many other things I enjoy in life to dominate my time with WoW.

    3/4 TK
    3/6 SSC

  12. Do I enjoy it? Yep.

    <3 Kara…Gruuls on monday though. Should be interesting. I’m geared better for it now.

    I generally raid tues. nights – full kara clear excluding nightbane and netherspite. sometimes we do the others on wednesday. usually nightbane. sometimes we done. Give or take i usually raid under ten hours per week. I like it that way.

  13. We raid every day of the week except for Thursday, from 8-12, so yea 24 hrs a week

  14. Just started raiding 4 weeks ago on my warrior tank and I can’t get enough. Easily 20hours a week. Kara 2 or 3 nights, Gruuls, Mags other nights and soon I’ll be doing SSC as well. Might even squeeze in some attempts in ZA.

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