A very unique and in my opinion great idea would be to have a spectator mode for dungeons and or raids.
How this might work would be to have an option to add player to party as spectator or to add player to party as raid/party member member. The spectator would likely enter in as a ghost form and have free movement around the field in 3 dimensional movement.
- This would allow for twitch streams/YouTubers to cast/stream/comment on various boss fights and create more in-depth tutorials on strategies for each encounter.
- New players that are added to raiding guilds can be allowed into this mode to watch and learn the fights in the particular way this guild runs it (which may differ from how other guilds do it).
a) Being able to train new players in this manner may likely increase the acceptance of new players into higher end guilds while reduce the reluctance of wanting to train up the new players by extensive trial and error on their part. I suspect boss fights in the future to be more complex in their strategies and some people are visual learners.
- The spectator could be the guilds strategist and be able to watch the raid and identify flaws, think of better strategies, record bugs, or be a 3rd player assist to help call out certain mechanics.
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- Boss fights could have a 4-th dimensional component to them which may need a spectator slot to watch and call out for certain mechanics that players in raid might not be able to clearly see. (i.e. perhaps tiles on floor could light up in a random area and the players need to kite the boss there or a player needs to go to that tile to gain a buff etc)
Please comment below on your suggestions to improve this idea, how it may be incorperated better, and your over all opinions on whether or not this should be a thing.