I am inquireing as to if this game will have a teired difficulty game advancement after max level is aquired.
I suppose what I am getting at is most players of MMOs will grind out and get to max level as fast as possible to expirence the end content.
What I would suggest is enough content with enough difficulty so that it would take the game community quite some time to complete. Enough time that if the game does well for you to create new content before the community gets bored.
Sort of like instead of teiring the game by level difficulty. You place your beginner content from level 1- max level . Then start on the game focusing your attention on content for max level players.
I understand there will be player made dungeons which is really neat. But the players are always going to go after whatever yeilds the best rewards.You dont want the game community completeing all your raid content in a month or two.
I would suggest a flag teired system where you have area A difficulty teir 1 group content with group quests that must be completed to enter the teir two group content zones, and so on and so forth.
The raids would be the same way and done by theme for your teired group content. Say five events for a raid party per teir each with teired itemization getting better and better the farther you go. Also with flags, so in order to raid teir two content you must have all 5 raids completed in teir one. Then 5 raids for teir two and so on and so forth.
Give it an 80% rule so that as long as your in the raid party and 80% of the raid is flagged for the area then you are temp flagged. Each new teir of raids should drop a back flag item for the teir prior. This will make it easier on guilds trying to beat the content and loseing and getting new players and not haveing to backtrack.
Most games that have been comming out as of late have been lacking in the what do i do now that im maxed level area. This should be the most exciteing part of the game and should be where your game really begins rather than ends.
I am really excited to see what you have done, I will definetly check this one out. Just dont want to get bored and still want to feel the need to strive for better and better itemization via raiding content.