*hint* there is a reason they require a " raid" tearHe's comparing hammerknell to PvP rifts... how do you not see the total lack of connection..
Because you know from the devs' mouths that PvP rifts were never meant to be solo-related content and it should stay that way...! Why don't you illustrate an actual reason as to why PvP rifts should not be soloable instead of trying to compare them to 20-man raid content. Seriously?
Does it not occur to you that anyone with the rep and a working CD can open a PvP rift at a tear? Yet one does not simply walk into hammerknell and then go /worldefense "hey guys, come help me do this content."
Order of the Eye rep can be obtained in two ways: PvP rifts and PvPvE dailies. The dailies are obviously capped to one day, meaning the only way to "grind" the rep is to do PvP rifts. Furthermore, Order of the Eye rep is required to reach max possible valor in PvP.
Bottom line: PvP rifts are barely possible to complete with about 5 people and it's pretty much over if you have any opposition. Having content that requires a lot of people to complete is a good thing. Attaching it to the only way to grind a rep that is essential for PvP - wait, what?