I think there is a solution to the lack of matchmaking in raids. If we had an actual pre-game lobby where people can check out other peoples gear and then decide whether to let them join, a lot of our problems can be solved. People can communicate their requirements and expectations. You might make new friends or clan mates. The current policy just doesn't seem to be tailored to the players of destiny. Only 1/6th of the beta players even used the forums. That's a lot of people not experiencing the full game. If raids were so important then why are they so poorly supported? There is no ingame clan support or anything resembling a guild, no matchmaking which makes them harder to join, there isn't even a proximity chat or looking for raids feature. This wouldn't help too much seeing as how there are only 16 visible players at once. Well let me know what you think. I feel bungie dropped the ball hard in the raids aspect of this game. I feel that I would rather spend time playing and losing than not playing at all.
why cant people just come here to solve "looking for group" problems? here on bungie and im sure on other sites there will be a dedicated area to search for a raid group.. whats more of a problem than this is the fact that there is no custom game lobbies. Raid MM can be solved indirectly using a third party website, but the problem of fighting side by side against chosen opponents or even friends cant happen :( which is what saddens me the most.