Since the launch of Destiny, Bungie has revealed their first raid to players called “The Vault of Glass” which has proved to be very challenging. However, to players surprise there was no “Raid Matchmaking” option available and you had to assemble your own team. The reasoning behind no matchmaking for raids is that the raids are simply too hard to beat with random teammates.
In the last Bungie weekly bulletin community manager “DeeJ” answered a question concerning Destiny Raid Matchmaking:
“The Raid was designed for solid teams of killers who have made a commitment to solve a dense and explosive riddle. Most of the raiding parties who have emerged victorious from the Vault of Glass have sworn that one weak link would have doomed their chain. There have been other stories, of course. We’ve heard tell of Guardians who met each other just outside the door that leads into that vault. Strange tales have reached our ears – tales of total strangers who have banded together to see the Raid all the way through to a triumphant finale.
Those stories surprise us, but the players of our games always have. The best I can do to answer your question is to let you know that you’ve been heard. We’re having conversations about how Matchmaking might support the more challenging activities in Destiny. It’s a start. Keep sounding off about it, and maybe someday some matchmade Fireteam mates will hear you, too.”
While the Vault of Glass raid is indeed challenging, other popular games that feature (in my humble opinion) much harder raids like World of Warcraft have “raid finder” matchmaking options to match with random teammates. There are pros and cons to raid matchmaking in games like Destiny and World of Warcraft, and it can get frustrating very quickly if someone is not carrying their own weight and causing everyone to die over and over.
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