I hope there will be other way's to get nicely geared up other than through raiding, i.e from professions, paths, exploring etc. Also, that this will be valuable to the guild so that all players, not only raiders will be important to the guild. I am a mum of five, and granny and got a very busy family life. I'd like to raid as well, but in my time, not through a rigorous raid schedule. That said, I think short raids , such as Onyxia from WoW, with hardmode options would be great, - just get a team together and jump in! I'd love that! I really hope Wildstar will prove to be my new "virtual home" which I've lost since WoW I think the housing system looks very promising and I can't wait to move in! I've been gaming for about 30 years and this is by far the most excited I have been for a game pre- release!