Words have different meanings for different contexts. The word "raid" has now been long established as an MMO term to denote an encounter requiring more than just a number of players whose sum is greater than that normally found in a group in the game.
Well considering there is no group content in the game, (besides fleet actions which is open PVE and PVP), then it's apt.
It's just different vocabulary. In EQ2, content designed for groups of up to six players is called group content, or Heroic content because the mobs are Heroic mobs; Raid content is designed for four groups of six players fighting Raid mobs. In LoTRO Heroic mobs are tagged as Signature mobs and Raid mobs are Elite.
So what if STO calls encounters designed for a group of five players Raids or Raidisodes and uses the term Fleet Action for what other games call Raids.
Cause I remember it taking 80 people to raid in at least one of those games you mentioned.
Like I said, all previous games established that the term "raid" meant an encounter requiring a collection of players larger than the sum you find in what the game determined as a "group" size.
Therefore, anything above the size of 1 group was defined as a raid. No matter whether its 2, 4 or 8 groups connected to together.
Originally Posted by SpaghettiMonster
The only reason you wouldn't call them Raidisodes is if you're pedantic, and really that's your problem.
There is a difference between being pedantic and being concerned about the b-asterisation of already established terms just so they can create a "buzzword".
if Cryptic renamed phaser rifles and hand held phasers to be just called "lazer guns", would it bother you? Be honest now. You'd probably feel the need to point out the inaccuracy in the use of the term. And why would you want to point that out? Because there has already been established a term which defines the item more accurately.