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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7,419
# 18
09-11-2012, 04:27 PM
I would argue that the idea of an "elite" anything is a bad idea for an MMO. Yes, there's always going to be that small segment of the fan-base who are exceptionally good at playing but successful MMOs don't heavily cater to that specific expert sub-set. Ultimately a Raid is a Raid. If you want a Raid to be more challenging then increase the people who can play it at one time - that way you counter-balance the casuals with the experts within the Raid. Holding the best gear up over the reach of most casual players is not good business. It ticks off the expert players who have to carry the load and frustrates the casuals who can't acquire it.