TLDR: What content involving groups taking on bosses and challenges together can I expect in GW2?
Hello there everyone, this is not a thread of complaining, but rather of questioning. I've been doing some research on Guild Wars 2 and so far am very excited to play it. The combat system is awesome and innovative, no subscription fees means I can play it casually without having to worry about wasting money every month, and the game is just downright beautiful. However, despite my extreme enthusiasm, I have developed a few minor concerns. I'd just like to ask if any of the community members happen to know the answers to these questions.
I am a co-operative gamer through and through. My favorite games are those in which I can team up with a group of friends to take down a big challenge. This is why I love MMO's so much - gathering together with a big ol' group of people and beating the crap out of massive bosses is an absolute blast, and it's just about what I live for in the genre. I also really enjoy dungeons, though not as much as big teams of people beating up bosses.
when I heard that no raids were going to be in GW2, I was a little worried. I understand that not all MMO's need raids to be fun/successful, but I'm beginning to worry that hacking and slashing my way through a massive dungeon with huge bosses in a large team of players is going to be only a dream and not a reality.
So, if there are no raids, what can I expect to occupy my endgame cooperative-PVE-loving time with?