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3-01-2010 @ 9:30PM
Your raid ID should record which bosses you have downed in a particular raid, i.e. it's not necessarily that you're "Saved to Naxxramas", but that you're "Saved to Naxxramas [Plague Quarter finished, Patchwerk and Grobbulus downed, Instructor Razuvious downed]". Ideally, you would be matched with players with the same bosses downed.This can be tweaked further in a variety of ways:* Match players depending on which players have already won a roll, with the intention of giving a better loot "spread"* Could potentially find "best-fit" matches, where several players in a raid may be asked to repeat (or skip) a particular boss (with certain loot restrictions and/or compensations) in order to join a group. Non-random groups are not eligible for such considerations (to prevent abuse).* Raids could be "gated" or "sectioned-off" for the purposes of simplifying finding a group. For example, you don't join a raid for "Naxxramas", you join a raid for "Naxxramas - Arachnid Quarter". Even if you don't complete the section, you're eligible to join raid groups for other sections of the raid.And, of course, this is all in addition to a SCII-esque "Skill Score" rating system that accurately judges players' skill levels (NOT Gear Scores), a system which would have to be highly dynamic and flexible to account for all sorts of situations related to skill, such as those that are situation- or encounter-specific. Raids will be formed by either grouping players of the same skill level, or by mixing skilled and not-so-skilled players into a raid that is judged "doable" by the system.That said, all of this would be a fairly intensive technical endeavor, even beyond a "Skill Score" system. I suppose the Raid ID system would potentially need to be changed to allow instance mix-and-matching based on a "Bosses Downed" system...?
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