Every Monday, we answer a basic question about the game using as few words as possible. Send questions for next Monday here.
Q: What is the difference between a dungeon and a raid?
A: When I asked this in party, Poras actually said something intelligent: “All raids are dungeons, but not all dungeons are raids” and this is completely true- it’s like the saying with squares and rectangles… or something.
The main difference between a dungeon and a raid is the number of people, and the difficulty of the instance. The majority of raids are either 10 or 25 people (although there were 40 man raids in Classic WoW), whereas most dungeons are 5 players.
When in a raid group, you don’t get credit for any non-raid quests.
And… that’s pretty much it, besides the fact that raids tend to be a bunch niftier. Just saying.
If you’re so inclined, you can look at what other people have to say on the matter here.