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NO LFG system is Crippling.


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Plaguewalker
01.03.2012 , 05:36 PM | #11
You can't spell community without fleet channel 1 filled with mindless LFG messages!

It's becoming more and more difficult to take anything the "no feature X!" crowd blurt out seriously.

The quest pickup system is also quite terrible, both boarding party and the foundry are a pain to get quests for the first time around, involving you picking up this, then dropping that.

Considering both hm flashpoints are bugged, it's probably a blessing in disguise..

The features that that "other" mmo put in were put there to make the lives of players less stressful after many years of feedback. Shunning those features is fine, denying them to others because you had bad anecdotal experiences is not.

It's fine to lobby against cross server LFG, but at least moderate yourselves and settle for a in-server LFG system that allows for proper queuing and possibly automatic quest giving+shuttle to the area.

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ratfanatic
01.03.2012 , 05:56 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by TeekDator View Post
I don't mind interacting with other players and making groups on my own
After you've been spamming LFG for over an hour trying to get a group for content that you want to complete the game starts to lose its luster. Personally I don't find that fun. The game needs a better LFG system.

I could find a group for anything during the first week of this game. Now it's damn near impossible and I'm on a full server.
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AriasImmortal
01.03.2012 , 06:19 PM | #13
how the **** did these people survive in wow for the FOUR AND A HALF YEARS that it didn't have LFD?

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IvamAkorahil
01.03.2012 , 06:22 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Waron View Post
Standing around fleet waiting for members is really boring. Only Flashpoint runs that are being done are with guildies atm.

SWTOR's tools and UI feels like a game from the 1990s. And you won't allow people to help you with this obvious problem with mods. It's gonna take years for this game to catch up at this pace...
get some friends maybe and keep doing things with them, tis called a GUILD

LFG systems ruin community
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Steelyeye
01.03.2012 , 07:06 PM | #15
Cant you open the "Who" list and see who is looking for a team? That works for me... *shrugs*

Or heaven forbid actually send out a tell and talk to someone?
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Timul_Runan
01.03.2012 , 07:07 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Daloskar View Post
Why are you standing around fleet waiting for a group?? I just picked up Mandalorian Raiders earlier while I was questing on Tatooine. That's what the flashpoint shuttles are for lol
That's what I do for Flashpoints, just go to the planet I'm questing at and it makes it really easy to find a group. We needed two more for Athiss the other day, the party leader went to Taris and we had a full group in a few minutes.

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Plaguewalker
01.03.2012 , 08:19 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by AriasImmortal View Post
how the **** did these people survive in wow for the FOUR AND A HALF YEARS that it didn't have LFD?
Aside from running with guildmates (which by the way does absolutely nothing to help communities)

spamming chat channels (at least at that time there was a dedicated world LFG channel)

lie about their specs

whisper random people in hopes they're a healer or tank, aggravating them with begging, and surprise, ruining the community.

So all in all, engaging in obnoxious behavior that in real life would equate to public intoxication, disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, take your pick of an analogy.

If you guys have "friends" or "guildies" that are willing to play when you want to play, fantastic, go play with them. If they ditch you for a dungeon finder, that means you weren't a desirable friend/guildy to begin with.

Let the rest of us have a choice.

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Graburr
01.03.2012 , 09:19 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Plaguewalker View Post
If you guys have "friends" or "guildies" that are willing to play when you want to play, fantastic, go play with them. If they ditch you for a dungeon finder, that means you weren't a desirable friend/guildy to begin with.
funny that people complain that you always have to wait for a tank/healer even with such a system, and one of the reasons is a lot of tanks/healers don't do pugs. I ask friendly DDs to group with me and vice versa. or DDs spamming chat (sounds familiar?) to group with a tank/heal because they don't want to wait hours.
and, ofc that other games do fine actually without any lfg-tool.

could it be improved? definitely. does it need the lazy-one button solution? no.

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Plaguewalker
01.03.2012 , 09:50 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Graburr View Post
funny that people complain that you always have to wait for a tank/healer even with such a system, and one of the reasons is a lot of tanks/healers don't do pugs.
The point of the system is not to magically make more tanks or healers, it's to enable people to easily form groups while reducing all the annoying stuff that comes from having to try to make/find one yourself.

Filling out a group should not be difficult, running the content is there for difficulty level.

If it's on the same server, then it actually helps the community.