SWTOR Operation Size and Loot Distribution by Darth Hater: In recent months, BioWare developers finally began sharing information about their take on raids, which they call Operations. BioWare announced details about the different group sizes and the loot distribution system for normal-mode operations, both of which will have great impact on what raiding will be like in Star Wars: The Old Republic. What do these details mean for those of us who plan on raiding in TOR?
This past summer at Gamescom, several interviews featured Gabe Amatangelo. In one particular interviewwith Darth Hater, he reaffirmed that Star Wars: The Oldwill feature both 8 and 16-player Operations.
There are many good reasons for including multiple raid sizes, but the most prevalent is to make sure BioWare is meeting player’s expectations. World of Warcraft features two raid sizes, and the vast majority of people planning on playing TOR have, without a doubt, spent some time playing WoW. This creates pre-existing expectations for TOR, originating with its main competitor. If BioWare failed to include two raid sizes, there would almost certainly be a negative response from the community.