Nothing is forced for group play. Anything and everything can be acquired by solo play. There are very few group orientated content and like you said it is a pain to set up usually. You are right group play is generally considered inefficient But it is there for people who want group play. More reason not to want to do it if you are a solo player affirming the fact that it is not forced. Raid content to get BIS items is forced content and does not exist in BDO and is why I chose BDO. Sorry to respond so late but someone revived the thread and the comment seemed so ignorant I couldn't resist. I personally don't do group content but since the new market and how special deals work, group content has been nerfed so hard and unjustly. There is no reason for group to not make = to solo or at least have a more equal distribution of wealth for the party. OP is lobbying to remove group content because he does not want spend the extra time needed to play with friends, not because its forced.