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Posted: Jan 27th 2012 8:18AM eddiestrike said

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Saturday night, with some pizza.

Perfect

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 8:24AM Khalus said

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Never...!

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 1:24PM (Unverified) said

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Wanted To Play: A MMO that has ZERO organized raids. ZERO large guilds. Zero grouping. (ie if you want to help. You do and get credit for contribution. People can't stop you, and the game is intelligently designed to where that is not a problem) and all dungeons are public. IE like a virtual "world" should be. Non- privatized.
I am tired of clique groups in a game genre that is supposed to be social. Some games are so terrible at this (EQ2...looking at u) that you never see anyone in the game, because they're all off hiding in their guild halls.
I want a game that I can be a lone-wolf in, when I want to do my own thing (without being penalized for being solo) . If someone wanders along and helps me, fine. If I see a group doing something, I can just jump right in and help them. Fine. If a rare world boss spawns, it lives long enough for lots of people to hear about it and go help bring it down. FINE. Nobody left out unless they want to be.
Lets get rid of the special elitist clubs for ONCE in a MMO.
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Posted: Jan 28th 2012 6:11AM Cyroselle said

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@(Unverified) So..... a non-social MMO....

I'm not sure where you could find that specifically. Fallen Earth isn't *as* social, or rather is lacking a lot of social tools... Guild Wars 2 will allow you to be in several guilds at one time w/out leaving your initial guild, so it's less exclusive.. other than that I really don't know what to tell you... Action RPGs? Single Player RPGs?
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Posted: Jan 28th 2012 12:41PM (Unverified) said

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@Cyroselle
The way I see it, it would be more social. When people know they can't be elitist and leave others out, they'll give them more time of day in order to get objectives done. I know of way too many guilds that were always "Guildies only". Thus narrowing the social playing field greatly.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2012 8:25AM Matix said

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Q: "So what night do you prefer? Even if it's every night of the week, or just one, let us know in the comments below."

A: Night any day that doesn't end in 'Y'.

Seriously though, I don't like raiding but when I do, I prefer days off DURING THE DAY TIME. People are less stressed out from work, etc. on a day off.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 8:28AM smartstep said

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Don't raid very often but when I do , then on day off - weekend and not too late. Rather in afternoon / evening , not doing raids in middle of the night anymore.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 8:36AM (Unverified) said

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I used to have an incredible raiding group named "Good 'til the last drop" (coffee reference) which started raids at 9AM on weekdays. It's the only group that's ever worked out for me, due to my odd weekend work schedule. It would be nice to see more people adopting morning raid times.

There's nothing better than slaying a few internet dragons, and then having your whole day open to do whatever you please.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 8:42AM Everfaust said

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Hmm, I don't raid.. but I have sat down to watch a friend do it a few times I was over his house ~ not sure if that counts.

lol, but it is kinda entertaining to grab a slice of pizza... sit back and watch people run through a big dungeon, constantly gabbing on vent, heal, outta mana no we should go west first to take out these guys or no we should go north to avoid those guys..

Even funnier still when a player that's well known for doing his job right, just isn't on that day... and EVERYONE is complaining! *(GOD, why'd we do this without him?) kinda feel sorry for the people filling in for'em ~ they catch all kinds of grief for not being "as good as expected".

at the topic tho, most the time I seen my friends do raids was on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 8:44AM OptimusPrimeisOP said

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My favorite night to raid is never.

Trolololol

Seriously, though. I would rather talk in voice chat and group without content that relies on everyone to do their part well. I found that I have a lot of friends that are fun to play with, but just aren't that good. Raiding created a divide for my skilled and unskilled friends.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 8:44AM MMOaddict said

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I don't raid much, it's just too much hassle even though I want the rewards gained from raiding. WTB alternative endgame models/mechanics, please!!!!

But if I had to choose....any night really as long as the kids are in bed and the wife is busy, then it's all good. Still don't like to raid though, dying over and over and over is not my idea of fun. I don't like team tactics or gimmicky fights, I just want to relax, make my character look good and maybe have a house I can decorate. Sadly, that's another mechanic that only a few games do or get right.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 9:17AM Nerves said

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Friday night, after the wife and kids have gone to bed (at least the kids). So 11pm - 3am ish. Back when I used to raid, at least.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 10:14AM Dunraven said

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Do people actually still Raid? Honestly everyone I know laughs when you mention Raiding now.....twenty people gathering to play whack the loot pinata....even the operations in TOR feel so alien compered to the excellent game play in Story mode and the flashpoints....

I understand the developers still provide them to keep their gamer e-cred....but are they really still widely popular like they use to be?

I doubt it.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 10:49AM Dril said

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@Dunraven

Sure do, whelp.

It's just that most of Massively's audience is made up of:

a) people who choose not to raid, even though they could
b) people who can't raid regularly (due to having too much of a real life, raiding is only for losers, amirite?)
c) ex-raiders who feel they have to prove something by hatin' on the raidin'

Hence, if you mainly read Massively, you might be fooled into thinking everyone hates raiding and no one raids anymore. Happily, the LFR tool in WoW now means even more people raid.
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Posted: Jan 28th 2012 6:19AM Cyroselle said

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@Dunraven Enough that my guild has two time slots a night. We're casual and don't use DKP. Basically if you've been raiding with us, even if you're in one of our alliance guilds and there's an epic or relic drop.. if it's an upgrade you get to roll on it.

We're there for the fun, and the neat challenge in getting everyone organized into their roles even while maintaining flexibility and changing those roles around. For instance some encounters we'll have one of the bards go tank, others we'll have two clerics go purifier and some a mage go chloro. It's a lot of fun!
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Posted: Jan 27th 2012 10:34AM aurickle said

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Any day of the week that DOESN'T begin with S, M, T, W or F.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 1:59PM Kyzgar said

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@aurickle
Interestingly that covers the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh days of the week also. :)

In LotRO we used to run the Rift about every Friday, and had a blast doing it. Then Moria came out (originally without an end-game raid), making the Rift obsolete (though it was still fun when we did run it). And then came that incredibly long stretch with no new content while Turbine worked on making it F2P. Some people got bored and left, or didn't like the new model. For others real life started getting in the way. Some kin members moved to other kinships that still raided. Raiding's just not the same these days, but the solo game is still a lot of fun.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2012 10:35AM DarkWalker said

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I'm the real oddball here; I like Sunday Morning (7am-12am) :)

It should be obvious, though, that I've never been able to find a raid group with that schedule and open spots...

Also, for quite a long time, I would sleep early, wake up in early morning, and play WoW from 3AM-6AM before going to work. It had as much to do with playing in a PvP realm while disliking WoW's PvP as with liking to play early, though.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 10:51AM Jorev said

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I prefer not to raid at all.

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 11:24AM (Unverified) said

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Funday, the 8th day of the week! Where everyone gets a piece of the cake and no one gets hurt!

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