So i was thinking of ways to spice up PvE and make it a little different than the standard boss fights. I thought i would run this past the mmo champ community and see what people thought.
Imagine if you step into a raid, lets say for now its a 10man raid, and on the floor is a golden ring. It doesn't belong to sauron, but everyone wants it. Now imagine that PvE raid fights are built around this one person in the raid having a powerful item that all the NPC's want to get. The goal at the end of the raid is to destroy the ring.
Boss fights are tailored around it, so say you're fighting a boss and adds spawn and they all run to try to get the player with the ring and your allies have to react and defend you. The fellowship cannot be broken. If the player with the ring disconnects or leaves the raid, the ring drops to the floor. If they are afk for more than 30s the ring falls to the floor.
It doesn't have to be a ring, it could be a ball or a rock, and you have to pass the item around the raid at set points. In this way it's not all about standard tank, heal, dps fights etc, it's adding a capture the flag type element to the game.
Thoughts? How would you spice up raids with new mechanics?