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Finding Groups for Flashpoints is Frustrating


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Smurfsauce
01.05.2012 , 04:08 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by androidzorz View Post
I definitely don't wait around when I can't find a group. But It's pretty ridiculous when I get 5XP from doing Black Talon/Esseles for the second time when I'm only level 15 and it's a 10ish flashpoint. (I know I could go do Hammer Station at 15, but that's not the point) Trust me, I'm not talking about being level 50 and wondering why BT gives me no XP. I did Foundry at level 42, I believe it's about a level 38 flashpoint, Why does a measly 4 level gap mean that I get practically nothing from it except XP from killing mobs? I The mobs weren't grey, in which case I would understand, and the bosses were still a pretty decent challenge, it's not like we ran through the place and powered through it in 20 minutes.
I guess it's more of a thing for going back and doing it for the sake of doing it I guess. Helping OTHERS who were in your situation maybe.

As for the 4 or 5 level gap, I don't understand it too much either. They can stand to make the whole "lol no exp" thing for when you're 10 levels above. That would definitely be enough unless for whatever reason there are several flashpoints between 45 and 50; in which case I'd understand due to being able to grind the lower level one easier if you were say, 48 or 49 at the time.

I'd actually like to see if Bioware has/will address that particular thought.

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androidzorz
01.05.2012 , 04:14 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by Smurfsauce View Post
I guess it's more of a thing for going back and doing it for the sake of doing it I guess. Helping OTHERS who were in your situation maybe.

As for the 4 level gap, I don't understand it too much either. They can stand to make the whole "lol no exp" thing for when you're 10 levels above. That would definitely be enough unless for whatever reason there are several flashpoints between 45 and 50; in which case I'd understand due to being able to grind the lower level one easier if you were say, 48 or 49 at the time.

I'd actually like to see if Bioware has/will address that particular thought.
I went back and did Foundry yesterday to help a guildee out and grabbed the quest before i went in, I was kinda stoked to actually get something out of it when I didn't expect to, It's just dissappointing when I get all excited about being able to do the quest again only for it to "reward" me with 5XP. The bottom line is that the 4 level "you get nothing" gap doesn't make much sense, and from that standpoint, yes we're on the same page.

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Cyntric
01.05.2012 , 04:41 PM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by LeSamourai View Post
They don't really NEED a LFD. What the OP said is what they need: level/global chat. The issue is that only searching for groups on the Fleet will net you a select few people; the rest are out questing...and you can't reach them unless you go to wherever they are and advertise there.

It's not as bad on Empire...but Republic, yea lol good luck finding anything past Esseles. I've seen the same couple people advertising for Hammer/Athiss/Mando/Cad for about a week now. I messaged them the other day and they all said they had either done the respective FP once, or not at all. Seriously, sad.com
This is what I want. I wouldn't think it would take much coding to add a global LFG channel for respective level blocks.

A WoW type LFD tool would be fine by me too but I would imagine that would take much longer to code.

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AzKnc
01.05.2012 , 04:45 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by KiroLM View Post
Join a guild

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Basically all my friends and guild are quitting after the first 30 days because very standard functionalities like cross server dungeon finder etc aren't in the game. Doesn't really matter that we can have our own 4 man group that has cleared all hard modes or raid that cleared ops, the features are STILL missing and playing in 1999 isn't fun.

/threading your /thread.
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androidzorz
01.05.2012 , 04:50 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by AzKnc View Post
Basically all my friends and guild are quitting after the first 30 days because very standard functionalities like cross server dungeon finder etc aren't in the game. Doesn't really matter that we can have our own 4 man group that has cleared all hard modes or raid that cleared ops, the features are STILL missing and playing in 1999 isn't fun.

/threading your /thread.
A cross server dungeon finder is definitely NOT "standard functionality."

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Smurfsauce
01.05.2012 , 05:56 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by androidzorz View Post
A cross server dungeon finder is definitely NOT "standard functionality."
Exactly.

Although, I think we should take his opinion with a grain of salt; no disrespect to him of course, but he's for both a dungeon tool and cross server. It's not exactly a wonder why he believes it's a standard.

A same server finder would be fine and even that isn't necessary at the moment. Just a channel for LFG that is only accessed when you set yourself as LFG.

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Brista
01.05.2012 , 06:01 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by androidzorz View Post
A cross server dungeon finder is definitely NOT "standard functionality."
It's standard functionality to anyone whose point of comparison is post-2008 WoW. Which is probably around 80% of players here.

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Lowenblade
01.05.2012 , 07:00 PM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by Moricthian View Post
You know that person in your life who still listens to casette players because they absolutely refuse to change? Prepare to argue with those people...
Cultural Neanderthals aren't nearly as infuriating as kneejerk fanbois. Once every other bluemoon, you could actually reason with geezers.