We all know how current Raids works - let’s call it challenge raid - let’s keep them without any changes as they are now.
Introduce new mode - let’s call it trainer raid - it would be based on current one but with some changes:
a - time battle limit expanded from 3 min to 60 min
b - no waiting time in lobby
c - open for new joiners - anyone can join the fight in any moment
d - when boss is defeated then it can be catch as standard wild pokemon - which means any IV (0-0-0 to 15-15-15), any lvl (0-user lvl) and normal shiny rate( 1:700)
Each raid by default starts as challenge raid. But if no one claims it - it become downgraded to trainer raid after 30 min (this is default time - see next point).
Based on the gym popularity (number of successful challenge raids of the same tier within last two weeks) default 30 min time will be automatically changed and can end up as
a - 5 min - if there weren’t any successful challenge raids within last two weeks
b - 55 min - if all the same tier challenge raids have been completed within last two weeks
Add global/regional ranking: Boss Type / Players in Party / Time Spent
- Allow single players to be able to win the raid while they will come prepared. Currently only part of Lvl3 raids are possible to do solo.
- Help to build new communities where there are no one at the moment. It is hard to agree who and when to meet. But if you can see that a battle started not far from where you are and is is still going on - you could decide to go out and join. Maybe making new friend there?
- Restore the challenge to raids - taken over by routine