Hello all! With the recent endgame population drop circumstances have changed a bit with regard to how often players are running the elite stages. I still personally would like to see elite+ in some form, but I would rather see two raids with a regular Stage 1 elite, and a Stage 5 equivalent elite version respectively, than having 5 stages of elite. For example: Episode - open world - solo/duo (Elite versions) - alert (with Elite version) - raid (With elite S1 and S5) - raid (with elite S1 and S5) 5 stages of elite seems unnecessary in my view, you need the progress point in order to do the next elite raid stage - or someone who has can vote the stage while you are out of the instance and then invite you after the vote has initiated. There are a few issues with this however: 1. There aren't many players running the elite stages. Stage 4 especially is barely touched unless people are doing feat runs - usually the top endgame groups/leagues (or those left). 2. Having more stages splits up the amount of groups, and there is only so many players to join said groups. At the busiest time of the day, you could have one LFG group shouting for Stage 1 SDe, while another may be trying to get a Stage 3 group together. 3. The tank shortage. Especially with a raid like SDe, you need very experienced tanks who need to be alert to every skull and counter in order to succeed. On EU there are maybe at most 6 tanks who will run Stage 4 or 5 on the server. 4. The need to run the higher stages. I have been naive in the past and have stated that harder content could be added with no reward. I take that back. There HAS to be a need for players to run said content or barely anyone will run it. SDe as is stands has a few 1 star feats. No special rewards. I know ahead of time this is going to be a very interesting discussion with lots of different inputs. But my question is this: Do we need 5 elite raid stages? And to the developers: Is making a Stage 2, 3, 4 of a raid taking more time from you that you could be using on a new piece of content for that episode? Are the completion rates of data for the respective stages worth it?