You read about them all the time: raiding guilds. Silently, you lurk the forums of these uberguilds trying to read about the latest kill they’ve managed to handle, to live perhaps a little vicariously through their exploits from afar. Publically, you might poo-poo the drama or attitude surrounding these “1% of 1%” players. You may even rail against them on forums. At the end of the day, a part of you may wish you could be them.
Does the above paragraph describe everyone? No, absolutely not. There certainly are a lot of players in MMO’s today who would love nothing more than to see the current raiding model going the way of the dodo bird. Yet, even then, there seems to be more and players who take up raiding each and every week. These aren’t the hardcore, all night every night raiders we might hear about. These are average folks with relatively average lives with relatively limited time to play…who just want to see a different type of gameplay.
I call them Casual Raiders. I consider myself one. What’s the difference?