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Community Spotlight: Why Is Raiding So Unpopular?

Posted Jul 16, 2011 by William Murphy

Community Spotlight: Why Is Raiding So Unpopular?

In this week's Community Spotlight, Community Manager Mike Bitton takes a look at MMOExposed's post wondering why raiding has become so unpopular as of late.  There's a lot of good discussion already going on, so take a look.

For me, raiding is relatively unpopular due to a combination of many of the reasons above, but primarily due to the raiding cycle. As I'm writing this blog my friends are in Ventrilo doing a raid, getting super excited for new gear, "Oooooooooh!" (literally, they sound like Raving Rabbids right now).  For me, I'm a fan of the large scale content aspect of raids, and sometimes the story context for which that content is built upon. The problem for me has been, outside of the peripheral factors, that you basically have to repeat a lot of the same content in order to see the next bit of it.  This "Gear to Raid, Raid to Gear" cycle is incredibly off-putting for me.

Read more of Mike Bitton's Community Spotlight: Why Is Raiding So Unpopular?

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William Murphy / Bill is the Managing Editor of MMORPG.com, RTSGuru.com, and lover of all things gaming. He's been playing and writing about MMOs and geekery since 2002, and you can harass him and his views on Twitter @thebillmurphy.

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