Yes, they will be difficult, and they will absolutely require communication and cooperation. We know each other's strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies and it still took 11 hours on the first run They are solid end game content that is meant to be very difficult to complete even once and difficult to continue to run. I should have listened. However the big popular MMOs got rid of the 40 mans because they are extremely hard to design to be fun and getting 40 players together is a nightmare.
All raids require you to form a fire team that sucks, there should be optional matchmaking, emphasis on optional.
No, of course Destiny’s raids couldn’t work with matchmaking
The idea is that the raid is such a challenge it should take awhile for people to beat, then there is usually a more difficult version of the raid for people to beat. There are usually races to see who can do the raid first. Bungie should allow matchmaking in the raid, I said, as failing to do so would wall off the best content from users incapable of assembling a sufficiently powerful team. Finding a decent clan is ten times tougher then hitting up an LFG site. What sets a raid apart from a dungeon or other instanced content is simply how difficult and long it is. Sometimes being matched up with randoms is what makes a good raid, gets you more friends that trust how you play, a lot of people wont want to start a conversation to join a group is what I am saying.