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Let me start by saying that I am a huge Guild Wars 2 fan and am in no way bashing it or the fan base.
Ive been on these forums for well over 8 years and it is simply amazing how attitudes and trends change on a very regular basis. When EQ was in its glory days it was all about raiding. If you didnt raid you were a scrub. When WoW released, raiding was still king of the mountain. Since then many games have come and gone, raiding has remained in most of them until recently. GW2 is bringing a new type of MMO to the marketplace that has no end game raiding to speak of. On the forums for months now you see numerous posts revolving around Thank god there is no raiding in GW2 or Raids arent needed.
After reading these type posts for some time Ive come to a realization that most people fall into a certain category of non-raiders.
There are typically a few reasons people dont like Raiding.
They dont have time in real life to dedicate to an organized guild structure that it takes to raid successfully.
They have been ridiculed in past games for their lack of skill, Example... Get out of the fire dumbass.
They dont have a personality to speak of so they dont play well with others.
They are too lazy to do the work, example They dont want to get the necessary gear it takes to raid
Ive raided in every game Ive played over the last 14 years and I absolutely love it.
I guess because Im ex-military, I love the teamwork involved in raiding. Getting dedicated players together on a regular basis to down raid mobs is so much more fun than doing simple dynamic events.
I honestly hope Anet changes its stance in the future and brings in some type of organized raiding. Exploreable 5 man dungeons are great and all, but its a far cry for a raid.
If they dont, so be it. Guild Wars 2 will be fun for awhile atleast.