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KoranHorn
01.07.2012 , 11:47 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Daemagor View Post
The LFG system in WoW made the game and world soo much smaller. With people all day queing up in major cities such as Stormwind and Orgrimmar. From that moment, pvp around summoning stones and instance entrance became unknown to today's New wow players. I can see the LFG system working, but if that happens, the LFG system needs to make the group travel to the instance on their own, not by the LFG teleport. Plus it has to be on your own server only.. not other servers included.
Some people actually dislike traveling across a large planet/galaxy to get to the desired dungeon because it just takes so long. Even if YOU go fast, there is always someone who is NOT going fast. They guy completing quests along the way, the dude who is gathering nodes along the way, the fella who lagged behind and got ganked....etc In fact, a lot of people dislike spending the time to go there at all. I never understand why folks think that just because they dislike an possible optional feature, NO ONE should be able to use it.

Also the notion that we need to "experience the content" so no auto shuttle is pretty lame imo. I experience the content while questing. I run around exploring when im looking for gathering nodes or trying to do world PVP. Forcing me to run through all that "content" repeatedly does not make the game "bigger"- just tedious.

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Craxim
01.08.2012 , 12:29 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by KoranHorn View Post
Some people actually dislike traveling across a large planet/galaxy to get to the desired dungeon because it just takes so long. Even if YOU go fast, there is always someone who is NOT going fast. They guy completing quests along the way, the dude who is gathering nodes along the way, the fella who lagged behind and got ganked....etc In fact, a lot of people dislike spending the time to go there at all. I never understand why folks think that just because they dislike an possible optional feature, NO ONE should be able to use it.

Also the notion that we need to "experience the content" so no auto shuttle is pretty lame imo. I experience the content while questing. I run around exploring when im looking for gathering nodes or trying to do world PVP. Forcing me to run through all that "content" repeatedly does not make the game "bigger"- just tedious.
What sets MMO's apart from other games is the immersion, the persistence, the scale of the game. In real life, when you want to go somewhere, you have to go there. You don't just get teleported there. MMO's are like a virtual life, they require a vastly larger time commitment than other games, that's how it is. Wanting auto ques or teleportation is an attempt to push out what makes an MMO an MMO. It wants to push out the time commitment. Usually, the only people who support things like this are lazy or casual players. It's not about it being optional, it's like wanting to lose weight but loving food too much. I don't want an instant que teleport flashpoint finder, but if they put it in, I'd use it for the convenience.

What was REALLY wrong with WoW's dungeon finder was that it gave special benefits and rewards to encourage people to use it, then the argument is not "if you don't want to use it don't use it", that would be making a conscious choice to obtain less, to opt out of rewards that will give other players advantages. It makes no sense.
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Gerrard_Ennui
01.08.2012 , 08:09 AM | #13
OP has an excellent and MUCH needed idea.

Add some functionality to display hardmode lockouts, so that the people doing the inviting will know what you can run and what you can't, and its perfect.

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Wartrick
01.08.2012 , 10:11 AM | #14
PLEASE!!!!!!! bioware no lfd tool.....it will ruine the game and the community the same way it did wow......you made a great game dont follow wow and there failures.

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NasherUK
01.08.2012 , 10:21 AM | #15
Stop trying to make TOR in to wow2. WOW is currently declining at around 800k+ people per quarter because the majority of people don't like it any more. The last thing BW should do is copy wow.

If you want wow, go back to wow and stop trying to screw up TOR for everyone else.

Get some brains and make a custom channel if you want a global LFG, like people did on my server.

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FlinzPrime
01.08.2012 , 10:26 AM | #16
Well we don't need automated lfd tool but rather improve lfg tool. Now it would be nice actually see players on entire server who is looking and what so you can actually find somebody. There needs to be more information. Now we can see few lfg words on WHO.

Automated LFD just solves problem to get things fast running since id does work for you. I have bad experiences from MMOs that allways force you to build group your own. Let me explain. When game goes on and most players get their gear up so evetually less and less people do normal flashpoints. Thats ok as far server is healthy size. But without any help you end up asking people to come for flahspoints. Like in WoW it was hours looking for people becaus they were lazy to wait, allways one guy was left to look for more and as class desing was bad there was allways lack for spesific roles. I don't want that happen so it's only reason somekind tool would be apriciated.

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BossALike
01.08.2012 , 10:55 AM | #17
No need for LFG system, but I do miss a common lfg channel for all regions. (Maby lvl-based channels, to avoid spam) I'ts very boring to stand and wait for a full group, I might aswell do some questing while I'm wating.

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Trineda
01.08.2012 , 02:39 PM | #18
Hello everyone,

In order to keep the forums tidy and conversations in one place please use this thread to discuss the pros and cons of LFD and Dungeon Finders, we will be closing this current thread.