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I lose interest once A game turns to Raiding.

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  • helthroshelthros Member UncommonPosts: 1,449

    Originally posted by just1opinion

    Originally posted by helthros

    Guys, there's a big difference between how a game CAN be played and how you CHOOSE to play.

     

    I see people complaining about raiding becoming like a job, hating the schedules and all that - Why not stop? Why let it get to the point where you are?

     

    You don't NEED to have the best gear, you want to have the best gear. In wanting to have the best gear you put up with seemingly unreasonable things.

     

    Just about anything can be harmful to you if you overdo it. Aspirin, for example, will kill you if you take too many. MMOs and video games are no different. Some of you people 'overdo' MMOs and then complain like the game has somehow wronged you.

     

     

    As for 'schedules' - I think MMOs need them. What makes MMOs fun is the more massive scale activities. At least instanced games you can make your schedule. Imagine games where you have to camp mobs or something like EVE where your space can be attacked during Australian timezone if your enemies want.

     

     

    It's not ABOUT "overdoing" anything.  It's about the only choice for endgame is raiding.  It's not like most games give you a lot of other choice or even ANY other choice.....what....grinding dailies is an option, I guess....a bad option, but an option no less.

     

    The anger toward the game, at least for me, is that it's lazy of the developer to just expect people (everyone) to endlessly repeat dungeons over and over and over and over and over....I mean COME ON!  It's mind numbingly boring AND resembles a job.....one I'm not getting paid to do.  Or if the "loot" is considered pay....it's a meager existence when you're rolling for it.

     

    Raiding just sucks because it's an ONLY option.  Like I said....I wouldn't wish it away from the people that enjoy it, but I think there should be some other options.

     

     

    Options other than raiding such as?

  • AdamantineAdamantine Member RarePosts: 4,430

    Originally posted by sloeber

    i think that what the OP is trying to say is that every time a game comes out and you hit the cap.....there are no more things to do but raiding.

    Well ... you could start a new character, if you dont like to progress the current one any further.

     

    And at least in Vanguard, there are a ***load of quests at maxlevel that you still can do. In fact should do if you want to be better prepared for raiding.

    Not to mention TONs of content you havent seen yet because you level much too fast in Vanguard to even remotely stand a chance to see all that content on the way up.

    Oh, and you can do your diplomacy. And crafting. And harvesting, if you havent done that already.

    Not to mention you can simply chat with people. In any game.

    I know of other games, such as GW, that you can also get titles and archievements ... GW doesnt even have raiding, though, as far as I know.

    Please set a sig so I can read your posting even if somebody "agreed" etc with it. Thanks.
  • StoneRosesStoneRoses Member RarePosts: 1,660

    Originally posted by Z3R01

    Originally posted by Rivalen

    2 ridiculous comments in this thread.

    A. For all that you could know the raid leader you're talking about could have your exact same life, MMO gamers come in all shapes and sizes.

    B. The 5% VIP is hilarious, a payment costumer is a payment costumer.

    To the OP, grow a pair already, it's your own fault for being a guild you don't like, join a guild where you don't have to schedule your life around it.

    Don't raid, or raid in a guild that you actually like, or whatever, but don't blame others for your decisions.

    There is no such thing as a spur of the moment raid mechanic lol.

    My complaint is more about the game mechanics than the people.

    Look passed the college kid insult that i've editted out and focus on the entire post.

    Raiding requires you to schedule your life around a game, not the people. 

    Go ahead find a casual "raid guild" and see if you still arent required to log in at a certain time to raid lol.

    What a silly troll post...

     

    Raiding is like any other hobby and anyone with a hobby knows the amount of effort and time it takes in your life.

    People's interest can range from spending their time and money collecting marbles to condition and training for your favorite recreational sport. Nothing is really free and anything you choose to be good at requires time, patients, and practice. After that's said and done people choose to be with those selective groups of elitest or your casual volleyball players(as an example). You get these same groups in any MMO regardless of where their progression stands in the game.

    Millions of players world wide many come and go for various reasons. Our experience is good or bad and at times folks can relate to them.

     


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  • just1opinionjust1opinion Member UncommonPosts: 4,641

    Originally posted by helthros

    Originally posted by just1opinion


    Originally posted by helthros

    Guys, there's a big difference between how a game CAN be played and how you CHOOSE to play.

     

    I see people complaining about raiding becoming like a job, hating the schedules and all that - Why not stop? Why let it get to the point where you are?

     

    You don't NEED to have the best gear, you want to have the best gear. In wanting to have the best gear you put up with seemingly unreasonable things.

     

    Just about anything can be harmful to you if you overdo it. Aspirin, for example, will kill you if you take too many. MMOs and video games are no different. Some of you people 'overdo' MMOs and then complain like the game has somehow wronged you.

     

     

    As for 'schedules' - I think MMOs need them. What makes MMOs fun is the more massive scale activities. At least instanced games you can make your schedule. Imagine games where you have to camp mobs or something like EVE where your space can be attacked during Australian timezone if your enemies want.

     

     

    It's not ABOUT "overdoing" anything.  It's about the only choice for endgame is raiding.  It's not like most games give you a lot of other choice or even ANY other choice.....what....grinding dailies is an option, I guess....a bad option, but an option no less.

     

    The anger toward the game, at least for me, is that it's lazy of the developer to just expect people (everyone) to endlessly repeat dungeons over and over and over and over and over....I mean COME ON!  It's mind numbingly boring AND resembles a job.....one I'm not getting paid to do.  Or if the "loot" is considered pay....it's a meager existence when you're rolling for it.

     

    Raiding just sucks because it's an ONLY option.  Like I said....I wouldn't wish it away from the people that enjoy it, but I think there should be some other options.

     

     

    Options other than raiding such as?

     

    Things to do at endgame BESIDES raiding:

     

    A larger assortment of smaller group dungeons....say with different paths (ala GW2 dungeons).

    Player housing that can be customized endlessly and maybe even crafted for....this has been a great endgame boon for me in EQ2.

    Collections...a large variety of collections you can find by picking up sparklies on the ground or some other method,

    Hidden caches hidden at explorable places in the game that are hard to get to

    Mini games are good, at least for a while, even though they would bore me eventually too.

     

    That's four things, but if I sat here for five minutes longer I could think of more.  I'm just sick of raiding being the ultimate end all choice.  And I don't consider daily quests....much of a choice.  People do those just for the gold, not because you ENJOY them after the 20th damn time.

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  • AllhallowsAllhallows Member Posts: 43

    Originally posted by Fir3line

    Originally posted by Allhallows

    I am 100% in agreement with the OP.

    Let's use WOW as an example.  I LOVED playing the game when I was at the part of the game where you can level, do quests, collect pets, etc... but once I made it to end game and joined a raiding guild (made up of real life friends), shite hit the fan.

    In order to keep up with "end game", this is what I needed to do:

    1. Raid Monday - Thursday from 7:30 - 11:30 each night.  This was considered an raiding guild for people with jobs/family.

    2. I needed to do dailies in order to get my enchants needed to survive raids.

    3. I needed to go fishing and cook food for raiding (mage I played)

    4. I needed to make sure my DPS was top notch since there were 10 other mages begging to get into the raids daily.

    5. I needed to chane play styles and cater to the "build of the week".

    6. I needed to depend on others to log in on time so we could get stuff done

    7. I needed to listen to friends who leveled for months together turn into bickering enemies.

    Raiding turned into another job.  Once I found out my wife was preggo's and I realized that I couldn't dedicate my entire life to continue playing a game, I quit.  I LOVED playing before I got to the raiding aspect.  Once It turned into a necessary job, I had to abandon ship.

    Also, It would be awesome if I can get "end game" items in other ways than raiding.  Why can't I start a LOOOONNGGG and time consuming quest to get the same items??  Blizz stated that raiding gives you the epic items as a reward for completed the hard content.  I think that completed a long and tedious quest can be just as "hard" as running the SAME exact dungeon over and over and over and over again until your eyes bleed.

    This is why GW2 is definitely on my radar.  I want to explore and adventure, not clock into another job with a time card.

    This is where I dont understand your beef with raiding.

     

     

    You only need the gear (and why you say the only way to progress your character is with that gear I dont really know) is to get better gear for more and harder raids.

    So, if you dont like raiding, and DONT raid cant you continue to collect pets/achievments and do more quests lvl and alt and keep playing the game?

    Or that gear is REALLY necessary for stuff you dont want to do?

     

    I played mostly PVE on a PVP server (When the game started, I was under the impression that PVP and PVE gear would be balanced, boy was I wrong).  Gear mattered more than skill in my opinion.  If I didn't have "similar" gear to the ganker making my daily/questing/exploring life hard, I would almost always lose.  Plus, an MMO is about advancing your character.  Adding improvements to your character whether they are from gear or fluff is the whole point.  I just wish that there were alternative routes to obtaining these rewards.  I promise that killing the same bosses every week for fun isn't the only "respectable" way to show you are a dedicated player.  Like I said, give me a challenging quest line that I can complete at my own pace (not a schedule) and I will have earned my reward just as respectable as the player who decided to make MMO end game their second career.

    I would also like to add that end game raiding was getting so serious that the whole experience took me out of the immersion.  In order to raid I would have to talk on vent and download add-ons.  Some people like that route, but it wasn't my cup of tea.  90% of the game didn't need schedules, ventrillo, add-ons, etc.....then all of a sudden, GAME CHANGE! 

  • helthroshelthros Member UncommonPosts: 1,449

    Originally posted by just1opinion

    Originally posted by helthros


    Originally posted by just1opinion


    Originally posted by helthros

    Guys, there's a big difference between how a game CAN be played and how you CHOOSE to play.

     

    I see people complaining about raiding becoming like a job, hating the schedules and all that - Why not stop? Why let it get to the point where you are?

     

    You don't NEED to have the best gear, you want to have the best gear. In wanting to have the best gear you put up with seemingly unreasonable things.

     

    Just about anything can be harmful to you if you overdo it. Aspirin, for example, will kill you if you take too many. MMOs and video games are no different. Some of you people 'overdo' MMOs and then complain like the game has somehow wronged you.

     

     

    As for 'schedules' - I think MMOs need them. What makes MMOs fun is the more massive scale activities. At least instanced games you can make your schedule. Imagine games where you have to camp mobs or something like EVE where your space can be attacked during Australian timezone if your enemies want.

     

     

    It's not ABOUT "overdoing" anything.  It's about the only choice for endgame is raiding.  It's not like most games give you a lot of other choice or even ANY other choice.....what....grinding dailies is an option, I guess....a bad option, but an option no less.

     

    The anger toward the game, at least for me, is that it's lazy of the developer to just expect people (everyone) to endlessly repeat dungeons over and over and over and over and over....I mean COME ON!  It's mind numbingly boring AND resembles a job.....one I'm not getting paid to do.  Or if the "loot" is considered pay....it's a meager existence when you're rolling for it.

     

    Raiding just sucks because it's an ONLY option.  Like I said....I wouldn't wish it away from the people that enjoy it, but I think there should be some other options.

     

     

    Options other than raiding such as?

     

    Things to do at endgame BESIDES raiding:

     

    A larger assortment of smaller group dungeons....say with different paths (ala GW2 dungeons).

    Player housing that can be customized endlessly and maybe even crafted for....this has been a great endgame boon for me in EQ2.

    Collections...a large variety of collections you can find by picking up sparklies on the ground or some other method,

    Hidden caches hidden at explorable places in the game that are hard to get to

    Mini games are good, at least for a while, even though they would bore me eventually too.

     

    That's four things, but if I sat here for five minutes longer I could think of more.  I'm just sick of raiding being the ultimate end all choice.  And I don't consider daily quests....much of a choice.  People do those just for the gold, not because you ENJOY them after the 20th damn time.

     

    These aren't alternatives to raiding though. You appreciate them because of the fact that they are added on top of the raiding that you obviously take for granted. What you're looking for with all of that is fluff, that's not really an alternative to raiding for end-game. What you mentioned would be welcome by most, but not if it were to replace raiding.

  • DibdabsDibdabs Member RarePosts: 2,931

    Originally posted by Z3R01

     Anyone else get like this?

    Yep, I gave up Raiding over 10 years ago.  It feels more like a chore than actual relaxation.  Too many people have no clue and won't even listen to friendly advice and several people invariably don't even turn up on time (if at all) and then there's always one or two AFK'ers where Mummy tells them they have to do chores, eat a meal or go to beddy-byes.  Then there's all the drama, tears, ninja-looting and whining during the raid...  Nah, no way I'll ever go back to Raiding, no matter WHAT the MMO is.  If I haven't missed it in ten years I never will.

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,365

    Originally posted by helthros

    Originally posted by just1opinion


    Originally posted by helthros


    Originally posted by just1opinion


    Originally posted by helthros

    Guys, there's a big difference between how a game CAN be played and how you CHOOSE to play.

     

    I see people complaining about raiding becoming like a job, hating the schedules and all that - Why not stop? Why let it get to the point where you are?

     

    You don't NEED to have the best gear, you want to have the best gear. In wanting to have the best gear you put up with seemingly unreasonable things.

     

    Just about anything can be harmful to you if you overdo it. Aspirin, for example, will kill you if you take too many. MMOs and video games are no different. Some of you people 'overdo' MMOs and then complain like the game has somehow wronged you.

     

     

    As for 'schedules' - I think MMOs need them. What makes MMOs fun is the more massive scale activities. At least instanced games you can make your schedule. Imagine games where you have to camp mobs or something like EVE where your space can be attacked during Australian timezone if your enemies want.

     

     

    It's not ABOUT "overdoing" anything.  It's about the only choice for endgame is raiding.  It's not like most games give you a lot of other choice or even ANY other choice.....what....grinding dailies is an option, I guess....a bad option, but an option no less.

     

    The anger toward the game, at least for me, is that it's lazy of the developer to just expect people (everyone) to endlessly repeat dungeons over and over and over and over and over....I mean COME ON!  It's mind numbingly boring AND resembles a job.....one I'm not getting paid to do.  Or if the "loot" is considered pay....it's a meager existence when you're rolling for it.

     

    Raiding just sucks because it's an ONLY option.  Like I said....I wouldn't wish it away from the people that enjoy it, but I think there should be some other options.

     

     

    Options other than raiding such as?

     

    Things to do at endgame BESIDES raiding:

     

    A larger assortment of smaller group dungeons....say with different paths (ala GW2 dungeons).

    Player housing that can be customized endlessly and maybe even crafted for....this has been a great endgame boon for me in EQ2.

    Collections...a large variety of collections you can find by picking up sparklies on the ground or some other method,

    Hidden caches hidden at explorable places in the game that are hard to get to

    Mini games are good, at least for a while, even though they would bore me eventually too.

     

    That's four things, but if I sat here for five minutes longer I could think of more.  I'm just sick of raiding being the ultimate end all choice.  And I don't consider daily quests....much of a choice.  People do those just for the gold, not because you ENJOY them after the 20th damn time.

     

    These aren't alternatives to raiding though. You appreciate them because of the fact that they are added on top of the raiding that you obviously take for granted. What you're looking for with all of that is fluff, that's not really an alternative to raiding for end-game. What you mentioned would be welcome by most, but not if it were to replace raiding.

    Actually, EVE provides for all of those activities listed above and then some, yet all without 'raiding' in the traditional sense, although one could argue that large fleet fights are the EVE equivalent of organized raiding, just without all the fancy dance moves.

    There is nothing wrong with raiding as one of many alternatives to advancement/fun in an MMORPG, but when the gameplay is designed so that the only real way to progress your character (to the top) is to participate in raiding, then they've lost me.

     

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  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Member UncommonPosts: 1,919

    I raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment because my game sucks.

    Such a terrible system.

  • DJJazzyDJJazzy Member UncommonPosts: 2,053

    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    I raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment because my game sucks.

    Such a terrible system.

     It's all about the numbers.

  • cali59cali59 Member Posts: 1,634

    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    I raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment because my game sucks.

    Such a terrible system.

     We should make a PSA.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fordPXp06h4

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  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Member UncommonPosts: 1,919

    Originally posted by cali59

    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    I raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment because my game sucks.

    Such a terrible system.

     We should make a PSA.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fordPXp06h4

    Yep that's pretty much raiding right there.  Braincell death included.

  • DJJazzyDJJazzy Member UncommonPosts: 2,053

    Originally posted by cali59

    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    I raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment because my game sucks.

    Such a terrible system.

     We should make a PSA.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fordPXp06h4

     Pretty much yeah.

    Also...carrots.

  • sirphobossirphobos Member UncommonPosts: 620

    I like raiding.   I raided for a long time in EQ1 and led raids which is probably more stressful than raiding in any other game due to the size of the raids.

    However, I lose interest when I reach the point that the only thing for me to do in a game is raid.  I recently played RIFT for about four months.  While I enjoyed the game, it quickly got to the point where the only way to advance my character was to raid, which caused me to cancel my account, becuse I want to do other things to, not just raid.

  • bhg463bhg463 Member Posts: 1

    Originally posted by Allhallows

    I am 100% in agreement with the OP.

    Let's use WOW as an example.  I LOVED playing the game when I was at the part of the game where you can level, do quests, collect pets, etc... but once I made it to end game and joined a raiding guild (made up of real life friends), shite hit the fan.

    In order to keep up with "end game", this is what I needed to do:

    1. Raid Monday - Thursday from 7:30 - 11:30 each night.  This was considered an raiding guild for people with jobs/family.

    2. I needed to do dailies in order to get my enchants needed to survive raids.

    3. I needed to go fishing and cook food for raiding (mage I played)

    4. I needed to make sure my DPS was top notch since there were 10 other mages begging to get into the raids daily.

    5. I needed to chane play styles and cater to the "build of the week".

    6. I needed to depend on others to log in on time so we could get stuff done

    7. I needed to listen to friends who leveled for months together turn into bickering enemies.

    Raiding turned into another job.  Once I found out my wife was preggo's and I realized that I couldn't dedicate my entire life to continue playing a game, I quit.  I LOVED playing before I got to the raiding aspect.  Once It turned into a necessary job, I had to abandon ship.

     

    If you were spending all this time getting ready to raid and then finally raid how did your wife get pregnant?

  • DibdabsDibdabs Member RarePosts: 2,931

    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    I raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment because my game sucks.

    Such a terrible system.

    Very well put!  :D

  • GreenHellGreenHell Member UncommonPosts: 1,323

    Originally posted by Dibdabs

    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    I raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment because my game sucks.

    Such a terrible system.

    Very well put!  :D

    I agree. Very well said!

  • BladestromBladestrom Member UncommonPosts: 5,001

    Originally posted by GreenHell

    Originally posted by Dibdabs

    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    I raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment because my game sucks.

    Such a terrible system.

    Very well put!  :D

    I agree. Very well said!

     second that.  Its an old model, time for mmorgs to evolve again.  chop chop Archage :)

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  • kaliniskalinis Member Posts: 1,428

    I love wow still course i love to re roll alts. That said i love to raid also. I dont seem to get bored with it although i can get bored of heroics. 

    i think tor has a good idea in that its gonna have a whole planet devoted to end game pve that is for the solo player. They have a planet devoted to pvp also for the pvp enthusiast who wants something other then bgs for pvp. 

    I think the story in tor will make rerolling a lot more fun. I am getting a bit bored in cata ill admit. while i lilke the revamped old world there are things about cata that havent appealed to me and alot of my freinds have abandoned ship so im not playing with people i used to anymore which sucks

    That said raiding can be fun as long as people dont take it to seriously. In tor u wont have to do heroics to enter a raid either your class story gear is good enough to get u into the raid at its low difficulty setting so less of a barrier to entry may help with that. Pugs will be easier to get for those that dont wanna make it a job.

    Raiding can be fun if its not a job and used as another means of having fun with freinds.

  • SyllendaleSyllendale Member UncommonPosts: 157

    Originally posted by Bladestrom

    Originally posted by GreenHell


    Originally posted by Dibdabs


    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    I raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment so I can raid to get better equipment because my game sucks.

    Such a terrible system.

    Very well put!  :D

    I agree. Very well said!

     second that.  Its an old model, time for mmorgs to evolve again.  chop chop Archage :)

    I third it!? ( haha ) Yes, I agree with that as well.  People moan about the "same quests, kill this, kill that return with this".. and many (not all) Dont see that,  raiding the SAME dungeons is the same friggin thing, but in many cases, ya dont get the drop you want or need.  

    What I find dumb is joining a guild before you join a guild.  Really?.. Yes really, many times I heard people leaving their guild they've been with since they first started to join a bigger "RAID" guild.  Gee, thanks for showing your devotion to yourself rather than the people who helped you when you were down and out, bored and unsure where to go , what to do.  Yes, play the game cause you want the things, play how you desire cause your paying for it, but .. some things and ideas, are just plain sad in a game. ( As always, opinions , be nice! )

  • UnleadedRevUnleadedRev Member UncommonPosts: 568

     






    Originally posted by Z3R01

     Anyone else get like this?



     

    I feel the same way. I have not done any RAIDS since I left WoW, and in fact I stopped after my first several RAIDS in WoW due to would you believe "grown ups" who treated everyone like they were 3 year olds.

    Thast and the fact it takes too long to organzise, and only a few minutes to fail from people coming and going. Its a waste of time.

  • Well, I must say the OP has summed up exactly what I feel.  The most recent example of this is WOW.  I came back after a 4-year hiatus and had an absolute blast for four months while leveling up my primary and a few alts.  I eventually reached the same point (must raid to progress) and became incredibly bored with the game.  I raided for two months and remembered why I quit in the first place.  It was liberating to quit again.

     

    I simply don't raid.  It's boring for me.  I can think of many different timesinks that are a heck of a lot more fun.

  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,441

    Originally posted by UnleadedRev

    I feel the same way. I have not done any RAIDS since I left WoW, and in fact I stopped after my first several RAIDS in WoW due to would you believe "grown ups" who treated everyone like they were 3 year olds.

    Thast and the fact it takes too long to organzise, and only a few minutes to fail from people coming and going. Its a waste of time.

    It is not a waste of time for people who likes raiding.

    The problem really isn't raids but the fact that your alternatives at the endgame is too few. Raiding, dailies and battlegrounds gets boring after a while. And it doesn't help that raiding really is the only alternative for PvE players that wants good gear either.

    I don't mind that a game have raids, they can be fun at times. But they are no excuse for having only easy content with low award for regular groups. 

    MMOs should be about choices and the more choices you have the better. Taking away raids is bad since it would further limit the choices, adding more stuff to do in the endgame is better.

  • Cik_AsalinCik_Asalin Member Posts: 3,033

    Originally posted by Z3R01

     

    Anyone else get like this?

    They really enjoy a game, questing is great, pvp, dungeons, crafting. This entire time your doing what you want to do and how you want to do it.

    You group when you want, you play solo or in a small group and advance your character when you want to.

    That is until you hit this wall and are required to raid if you want to continue to progress.

    You're not alone.  mmorpg enthusiasts are looking for more content, pve and pvp breadth and depth of game-play, as opposed to game-play and supposed content being relegated to repeating the same content over and over and over again.

     

    Perhaps a contributor to many mainstream mmorpg's selling close to 1 million boxes, yet only retaining ~70% of their player-base 6-months to a year out.  I'm sure Raiding the same content ad nauseum, as a smoke-screen for entertainment and game-play, is considered a waste of time to many of them.

     

    Raids shouldn't be removed, but improved-upon; improved into something that warrents continued instanced and open-world community-centric game-play, incentivised world and community-involvement meaning, with purpose, risks, rewards. 

     

    But my experience is that that improvement doesn't exist yet.  It certainly can't be accomplished by repeating the same content constantly in an attempt to get a purple item from an npc as the incentive.  That I dont get.

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