I know a bunch of folks met the rumors of 40man raid content with glee. I feel dread. Here's my rant: 1. Cat-herding, sweet Jesus, cat herding... I know that it makes sense if killing a monster with ten folks is awesome, then killing it with four times must be four times the awesome. But what makes 40man raids challenging isn't the game mechanics. It's just the organization before/during fighting. And it takes sooo long to get those communications out, check on if everyone understands, see if Jimbo discoed again, etc. 2. Who are all these people... I love getting to know folks. That's why I play MMOs. But there is no way to get to know 40 people simultaneously - especially since no one except the raid uber-lords can speak (or actual game play will never get started - see point one above). 3. Help me, I'm being repressed... the sheer size and task of coordinating 40 people means that there must be raid uber-lords if there is a hope of success defeating even semi-challenging content. Everyone must listen to and quietly follow the uber-lord's directions. Of course, all raids regardless of size need a leader. It's just that smaller raids allow for/require more contribution from everyone in the group. This often results in unorthodox approaches. For sure, a lot of them end up being hysterically bad. But crashing and burning due to the wrong idea is often more fun than initially winning following a preset solution that simply must be followed since 35 other people already know it and do not have time to listent o everyone's thoughts. 4. I know a lot of people and I have the Sword-of-Many-Folks-on-Vent (so there) ... In other popular MMOs (you know the ones), it was well-known that the difficulty of the raid is inversely proportioned to the size of the raid group. However, the rewards were always greater for the size of the raid. 10: Everyone has to pull his/her weight to down a boss 25: Most folks need to be there, some can be staring off into space, contemplating life goals, watching Firefly rerun again 40: Someone is delegated as a fluffer to WAKE-UP and take roll-call Of course, this is just my opinion. I realize that I'm not the only audience that Carbine should be courting nor do I want my rant to anger those that disagree with me. "Don't tell me how to play" and the like. My hope is that if Carbine does decide to incorporate really, really big raids that they recognize that small is beautiful too. And we small-time folks deserve the same level of phat lewts.