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Bigger-than-Raid groups

Discussion in 'World of Warcraft' started by stan0033, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. stan0033

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    So I just have this idea that Blizzard could implement military groups beyond Raids.
    Party - (up to) 5 people
    Raid - 8 parties = (up to)40 people
    legion- 8 raids = (up to)320 people
    corps- 8 legions = (up to)2560
    army - 8 corps = (up to)20480 people
    Front/Army group - 8 armies = (up to)163840

    I know servers, neither your PC, can't support that much people, but would be amazing to see.
     
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  2. Razosh

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    Well the 320 people would be amazing to see just as a gimmick, the other levels are kind of unnecesary as I am certain the servers would crash from 320 players in 1 spot. My favourite zone of all time, Timeless Isle had this exact problem where a few hundred people would gather all in the same place to kill rares and my server, Stormscale-EU crashed repeatedly for over a month. IT WAS FANTASTIC!
     
  3. Chaosy

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    While I do think it is kinda cool..

    Realistically, everyone would be stacked on top of each other so you wouldn't be able to truly appreciate how many people there are.

    Still a 80 man boss or something could potentially be cool.

    Though one concern is the raid frames, in order to manage your army you need to be able to see how many people are in it. How can you heal your allies if there are not raid frames.
    And 320 raid frames wont fit even if you slim it down to the extent that they are barely clickable.
     
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    You would probably have to make a page for every 40 people in the mega-raid that you could switch between, it is most assuredly possible, but considering that it would lead to a massive amount of server crashes it would never be implemented.
     
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    You can use a listview to see the whoel group and have a searchbox for legion-and-up groups.
     
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    Voice Comms: "I am low, heal me"
    Healer: "Which page are you on?"
    *checks* "page three"
    "I got you fam" *scrolls to page 3 from page 8*

    This probably takes 2-3 seconds -.-

    Efficient

    Obviously, you could have one healer in each group or something. But I feel like it is not flexible enough.
    In 40 man raids you did that, one healer per 5 people. But you could still see everyone so if one group took extra damage you could help out.
     
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    I'm sure there could be though of soemthing to solve this like... there is a panel to see your raid and panels for the bigger groups,

    or
    in the grooups you can see more clearly who is on low health
    or
    when soeone talks on comm their name apears clickable on the chat
     
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    Realistically, the only way I see this working out is that there is a healer setting that only displays targets that are not full hp.

    Still, only works for 80 man at most. 300 frames > boss does aoe ability > 300 unit frames
     
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    Alright, but can you enjoy the idea?
     
  10. Razosh

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    Idealy you'd spread the healers out over more than one group so they all kept a look on their individual tab, still admitadly people would die far more often, because 1 player is now barely 1/3 of 1% but assuming that the group is organized, which is the difficult part it should work fine. Tanks would also, obviously, to simplify for the healers have a small tab of their own which all could see.

    Assuming that you geniunly found 320 talented and organized players it is possible, I wasn't really debating whether it should be done, in fact for multiple reasons it shouldn't be, but my point was rather that it is possible and it would be really fun.