Here’s a documentary on raiding. While it specifically covers World of Warcraft, it wouldn’t surprise me that what actually makes up a raid group is going to be the same across raid based games.
What I like about this documentary is that it goes into psychological and anthropological studies on what it is to be an MMO gamer and well a raider.
Sadly it almost makes me wish I’d been able to get up into raiding. That kind of achievement and camaraderie really is something special. It really is like participating in a sport.
Well here’s the vid, you have to get through the first part of the guys talking but trust me it’s worth it to get to the documentary it’s self.