In video interviews they gave reassurances that the 40 man raids wouldn't be like other games. They acknowledged that very few players actually enjoyed them, referring to them as one-percenters, and said they were merely providing gameplay options for as many types of player as possible. Sounded perfectly reasonable and impossible to object to. Then I read this IGN article this morning and if it's true they're doing exactly what nearly every MMO does and putting the very best gear in 40 peep raids. If we want to keep progressing our characters then us niney-nine percenters can't ignore them. http://ign.com/articles/2014/03/12/wildstaras-end-game-is-built-to-last If this is true then they lied. By setting up a scheme where you have to progress through each type of content before moving onto the next it means that no type of content is optional. Yesterday I was sure I'd buy this game. Now I'm not.