Lore: re: keying for next tiers, what do you think about "flagging" or "draging" people into the next instance. In everquest if you weren't flagged, you could be pulled into an instance that you weren't keyed for anyways if you had enough people in your group that were keyed. So say it's 30% of your raid can be not keyed, so if you're a 10 man guild, if 7 people are keyed then you can bring in 3 people that aren't, if you're 25 you only need about 18, etc. etc. And alternate ways to key, so like if you complete the current tier from being dragged, you're keyed anyways.
Anyways, just thoughts, but I really like "tiered" progression as opposed to "new patch! everything else no longer matters"
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