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First Bad Experience With Flashpoints


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Webalienz
10.12.2012 , 07:21 AM | #1
Let me first state that I am admittedly a solo-playing person. I'm new to MMOs, and even though I have two characters up to lvl 50, I still feel like I'm learning how to play properly (i.e. - Holding my own and not making anyone that I'm grouped up with upset with me.)

I decided to start leveraging the group finder (primarily because the guild I'm in is not that big, yet, and there haven't been many people online to group up with). I did two Flashpoints (one was HM: BT and I believe the other one was HM: False Emperor) previously and started them both out by saying, "Hey, I'm a new 50, and new to MMO in general. Please let me know if any mechanics I should know about."

I picked up right away in both, that most people just want to ride their speeders around mobs and only interact with bosses. While I've noticed that the drops weren't as many when we did have to fight a mob, I have found this kind of weird since you miss out on possible random premium loot drops. But, I'll go along with what the group wants to do.

Anyways, I get pulled into Directive 7 with a group. They seemed to know where to go on their speeders to get around the mobs. It seemed the path to take was a lot trickier than other Flashpoints. So I ended up falling 2-3 times into a mob. After the third time, one of the group member types "gdit i hate you". I decide to say nothing. Next thing that happens is I get voted out of the group.

So is this kind of behavior commonplace or did I just run into a bad group? I'd also be happy for any suggestions/comments on how I could even make it clearer to folks that I'm still getting the hang of the game. I think I'm just going to try to get some more people in the guild I'm in and hope to find 3 or more folks who are on in the evenings to run Flashpoints and Daily Heroics with me.

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Billoneofmany
10.12.2012 , 07:58 AM | #2
That was a bad group. I have yet to be in a group that pulled something like that. If I was I would vote kick the guy that tried to vote kick the new guy since you stated you were new to the fp.

But I have to say people are getting extreme on avoiding mobs in these fps. I watched a guy trying to jump some boxes to avoid a fight for two minutes before I finally said it would be easier to just kill the mobs. They agreed and we killed them in 30 seconds and moved on.
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Atramar
10.12.2012 , 08:04 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Billoneofmany View Post
That was a bad group. I have yet to be in a group that pulled something like that. If I was I would vote kick the guy that tried to vote kick the new guy since you stated you were new to the fp.

But I have to say people are getting extreme on avoiding mobs in these fps. I watched a guy trying to jump some boxes to avoid a fight for two minutes before I finally said it would be easier to just kill the mobs. They agreed and we killed them in 30 seconds and moved on.
ha, totally did something like this on boarding party. Trying to avoid 2 gold Jedi with juggernaut type 3. in the end, when I was showing him the route (after 2 minutes of him getting up on pipes) I accidentally pulled those 2 Jedis and addons

that facepalm still hurts.
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10.12.2012 , 08:16 AM | #4
I'd say it's quite average group... people tend to skip everything possible since they are there for the last boss and the BH comms, and doing it the 300th time they don't want to bother with trash.

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Groco
10.12.2012 , 08:28 AM | #5
Skipping mobs is very commonplace. Getting kicked for not knowing the zone is not (especially after letting the group know you are a new 50).

After a few weeks of running flashpoints the only item typically needed from a flashpoint is the Black Hole comms you get from doing the group finder daily quest. For this reason I skip as much as possible, although if I am grouped with an undergeared player I will ask if they want to do all the bosses.

I think most people do not mind helping a new 50 gear up and learn the zone. We ahve all been there.

My advice would be to keep doing the group finder, let the group know that you are a new 50 and do not know the zone. When you do get those bad groups just add the jerks to your ignore list so you won't be grouped with them again and shrug it off.

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Billoneofmany
10.12.2012 , 08:29 AM | #6
Speed running the fp is the norm. Vote kicking a new guy to the fp after that person stated up front they were new is not normal.
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AsiriusNazriel
10.12.2012 , 08:35 AM | #7
Not normal and quite frankly many people would come back to lead the guy through if he didn't know what he was doing. Just a douchebag group. Were they all from the same guild? I could be a group of self-righteous ******es, plenty of those.
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Webalienz
10.12.2012 , 08:57 AM | #8
Okay, I'll keep getting into the group finder. I don't know if they were all in the same guild or not, but I did go back and put them on my ignore list. I was in a great group when I did False Emperor. They told me where to stand and how to ultimately beat him in the end. Hopefully I'll get good enough so I can then be the one helping out n00bs like myself. I do enjoy grouping up with folks who don't get upset that you're not that great at the game (yet) and are willing to show you the ropes.

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Master_Nate
10.12.2012 , 09:08 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Webalienz View Post
Okay, I'll keep getting into the group finder. I don't know if they were all in the same guild or not, but I did go back and put them on my ignore list. I was in a great group when I did False Emperor. They told me where to stand and how to ultimately beat him in the end. Hopefully I'll get good enough so I can then be the one helping out n00bs like myself. I do enjoy grouping up with folks who don't get upset that you're not that great at the game (yet) and are willing to show you the ropes.
If you are a dps player, I'd say this behavior can be considered more normal than if you were a tank or a healer. Just shrug it off, everyone makes a mistake at some point. That and everyone was new to FPs and these instances at some point as well.

Keep plugging away at it and disregard the people who bring you down. In the end, it's a game so deaths, mistakes, and lots of fun....are all inevitable.
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Khevar
10.12.2012 , 10:06 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Webalienz View Post
Okay, I'll keep getting into the group finder. I don't know if they were all in the same guild or not, but I did go back and put them on my ignore list. I was in a great group when I did False Emperor. They told me where to stand and how to ultimately beat him in the end. Hopefully I'll get good enough so I can then be the one helping out n00bs like myself. I do enjoy grouping up with folks who don't get upset that you're not that great at the game (yet) and are willing to show you the ropes.
Keep it up and I hope you do have fun. There are many players who still enjoy running the FPs and are happy to help new players learn the strats of the fights.