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When you hear the word "raid" in terms of an online game, what do you imagine?

#31nedrithPosted 8/3/2014 11:33:44 AM
Jason_Hudson posted...
More than 24 people. 40 man raids on WoW, hundreds (when properly co-ordinated) for world PvP raiding. Crashed the server multiple times, Blizzard wasn't too happy.

Yet they tried doing AQ's gate opening still. While not really a raid, that was still the most epic thing I've done in a MMO.
#32SetzeraPosted 8/3/2014 11:52:57 AM
I definitely read the topic title wrong, I read "Where did you first hear the word "raid" in terms of an online game, what did you imagine?".

So I'm going to answer my imaginary question instead.

I first heard it in WoW, and I thought it was some colossal thing where Horde or Alliance would show up in the other territory, and start killing and stealing everything. I wasn't far off, but for some reason I thought NPC's would even get kidnapped.
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#33ChronoAcePosted 8/3/2014 11:53:31 AM
10-25ish people killing monsters. 40 mans had too many dead weight scrubs.
#34pwnater777Posted 8/3/2014 11:55:13 AM
FalxXD posted...

This, precisely. Also, I assume that most raids begin with the sort of preparation that the group was discussing in that video, before, well... You all know what happens.
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#35KaiRyusakiPosted 8/3/2014 11:58:04 AM
None of the options.
I think of Spongebob Squarepants.

I guess you'll miss... the panty raid.
#36PhyxrPosted 8/3/2014 12:01:50 PM
30 to 60 people like the old Beast raids on Anarchy online.
#37robert022614Posted 8/3/2014 12:33:08 PM
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#38Digital StormPosted 8/3/2014 12:39:16 PM
Gaming: Old Vanilla WoW content with my guild.

Other: My door getting smashed in by the police.
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#39Hi CPosted 8/3/2014 1:00:55 PM
Silent Sniper IV posted...
My image of it is still the 70 man raids of EQ, but realistically it's more like 10-25 these days in most games. Basically any multi-group encounter.

Alt answer: Kitten-herding where half the cats insist on standing in fire.

I remember playing on those early f2p theme park MMO's like Allods Online and people literally thought "raiding" was any group content no matter how few. How many times I heard "LF dps to raid this quest mob" by people who just didn't know what they were talking about and wanted so badly to "fit in the scene".

If you're not talking about 70+ in Plane of Fear or taking on Rathe Council it really isn't a raid. Even 40 in WoW was kind of disappointing.
#40Hi CPosted 8/3/2014 1:02:21 PM
ChronoAce posted...
10-25ish people killing monsters. 40 mans had too many dead weight scrubs.

5 man content in WoW had "too many dead weight scrubs".