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The weird people you meet in Group Finder.


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thatghost
07.06.2013 , 02:29 PM | #481
Quote: Originally Posted by Tachenko_Yuri View Post
Gunslinger asking me, another gunslinger, why am I needing on cunning items.
Because you're a gunslinger, you're only supposed to need on aim gear, right?

<3 this thread, maybe if I ever decide to pug again I'll have something to contribute someday.

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Kingsbount
07.06.2013 , 02:38 PM | #482
Just finished Mandalorian Raiders (SM), where i met a very interesting person.
I was running with my guardian 29 lvl.
DPS was commando and gunslinger.
Im telling you - commando was most funniest guy.

First of all he definatly was thinking that he's a tank. Running ahead of me. Aggroing.
But that was not for long. I gave him 2 warnings, on a third i let him die.
It seems he's finally understood what im saying.
Further run was pretty smooth, if not count that healer died, becouse we have only 1 dps, who was disposing of trash, till i hold elites.
We finally arrived to the final boss. I gave everyone a reminder "Kill turrets first" (iv started to give such message everytime i enter this boss becouse of newbees).
And what you think happend? Commando fully ignores my warning and start hiting boss (heh, few times he steal aggro from me). Me, healer and dps was forced to clean this mess.
And here starts most interesting part - im finally looked at commando gear...
Full of greens 15-21 lvl (dude is 31 lvl).
And i must say that isnt a first time, when i met such players.
Most of them sentinels/marauders (i guess that a favorite class for newbees). ME HAVE 2 LITESABERS! ME SMASH!

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Saberchic
07.06.2013 , 04:25 PM | #483
Quote: Originally Posted by Stuffedduck View Post
While tanking, especially on my guardian I hate ... yes my guardian hates ... every single player who thinks knockbacks are kewl to use while I try to keep the mobs on me ... nothing more amusing to me than seeing my main target get 'force pushed' away from me (while I try to keep the interrupts up on him) or sages(yes sages) running into melee range and scatter the whole pack of mobs all over the place, and lucky me: as guardian I have such wonderful (mid)ranged AoE abilities .... not.

These are days I am considering to just run as dps and go on /follow.
Seriously, this is so my pet peeve. I go to the trouble of gathering people around me for the group to pick off/do aoe on, and some sorcs (imp obviously) thinks it's awesome to run in and blow everybody away.... multiple times. FYI people, that makes a tank's job harder.

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TheNegotiator
07.06.2013 , 04:31 PM | #484
I don't meet weird people, just mean, antisocial malcontents.

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Isaacone
07.07.2013 , 09:51 AM | #485
This is not so much of someone who doesnt know how to play but someone who has no sense of humor. So the other day I was in Hammerstation Hm after the boss fight right after the bonus boss fight. On the item roll was a blaster pistol and I made a joke about ninja looting. I said something "what a nice blaster pistol that I cant even use since im a sniper, I think I'll need it" I passed on it. and the three others who were all sith kicked me. When I said it was a joke they were like we dont care.
So not only are there people who dont know how to play there are also people who take this game to seriously and hace no sense of humor

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taxidermis
07.07.2013 , 12:54 PM | #486
So,, not in group finder, but just from a random dude pugging a group for scum and villaniny on the fleet. He had a full group, cept was missing one tank. I whispered him to ask if the group had some form of voice communication for tank swaps, etc, and if anyone in the group had done it b4. No reply for 5 minutes. As I was abut to forget about it, I get this whisper, "I don't like voice chat cause this game is too easy to need it" This immediately turned me off, but I decied to reply that I wuld be happy to off tank as long as the group was had some other experienced players in it. Again, looong silence, followed up with,, "Don't tell me what to do, Ive tanked NIM, thank-you very much"

This greatly intrigued me since nightmare mode has not been released yet. Deciding that I had to know what a great player this must be, I inspected is achievements. Scrolled down to operations,, ,,,,,,,,,O% completion on any. On proceeding to point this politely out to him, "Um, according to your acheivements, you havnt done any operations at all" , I received this reply.

"You know what, you need a real attitude adjustment punk, I did those ops on my alts" Upon me ((whilst now laughing uncontrollably)) pointing out the fact that the achievements are for your entire legacy, I received no reply. Whispering him 15 minutes later to see if hed found a tank yet, I got this response, "This player is ignoring you", LOL

((Was also in lev 45 greens at 55))
Ashtor'aa, deception assassin, 55
Speresia, immortal juggernaut, 55
Ashterra, engineering sniper, 55
Hedriah, shield spec pt, 55
Hedr'a, arsenal merc, 55
Deadly Obsession

Hedra, gunnery commando,55, Guild leader-(The Grand Army of the Republic)
Rubix, Vanguard Hybrid, (The Grand Army of the Republic)

Begeren Colony veteran and proud! Never leaving!

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Elear
07.07.2013 , 01:37 PM | #487
Quote: Originally Posted by Uruare View Post
It wasn't going too terribly until we got to the droid.
(...)

Typically, this is a two tank fight,
This reminded me of KP SM I ran on my VG tank during leveling, at 54. Got random group, happened to get leader, so hey, might as well lead it, why not. Explained tactic etc, everything ran mostly fine. Was bit afraid about other tank, as he was bit slow on grasping mechanics(took 3 waves of adds on Foreman before he started grabbing them, allowed Jarg to run free during probes) and some DPS that didn't know fights, but it was decent group, listened to leader without complaint, and that almost made me look like clueless idiot :P
We get to droid, I recall all those times I ran it before (as DPS), how we always had second tank on puzzle on this fight and healer on middle puzzle throwing heals on DPS in middle and puzzle boys. One hiccup I forgot, we always ran it with Shadow tank, that one class that unlike VG doesn't rely so much on armor, so I entirely forgot about armor debuff.
Then we had 2 healers, scoundrel around 50-51, and commando around 53-54. I recall that commando is supposedly best at MT healing, so yeah, commando downstairs healing me, scoundrel upside helping with puzzle and offheals. We picked our puzzle solvers(dps that went there was as good at this as you get them, so quite good), trained for 5 or 10 min(got really perfect sync), and let's go.
Before pulling I noticed I mixed up names, and instead sent commando to top and scoundrel downstairs, but since they synced so well I didn't want to change that. Ok, we pull, some people die in fire, standard stuff. Armor debuffs stack on, healer starts to have problems. Fine, one day I (almost)tanked it on sentinel cycling cooldowns, so I start doing same thing, except VG doesn't have that many CD to cycle trough. Somehow got CD back up each time healer ran into trouble. Somehow healer managed to pull trough each time I was out of CD. Whole fight, I was stressing about how I messed up with my choice of puzzle doers and how should I admit it to group after we wipe because of my mistake, and how we will have to spend another 5-10 min on training. But somehow, we managed to kill it on first try, so my relief was so great that I didn't get even little bit mad when we managed to nearly wipe on next 2 rooms twice due to early pull.
That was your standard GF group, with good, average, and below average players, but we still managed to oneshot everything and had good run, and only really weird thing about it was how well it worked for group matched by finder. Or someone could put me as weirld leader for my choices on droid, but as we pulled trough I hoped noone noticed(aside from healer :P )

Quote: Originally Posted by Never_Hesitate View Post
There are multiple different marks.
Clearly most people you know have a different consensus than most of the community.
The fact that this use is unknown to you, doesn't mean it is not used that way
There is a bolt for example which I always use when there is only one mob to cc and a crosshair I use for the primary target..
Mostly it's target for "target this", fire for "burn this down", and gun for CC by tech classes, saber for CC by force classes(lightning extra for sorcs), with other up for grabs and mostly meaning CC rather than anything else. And usually using one of marks by default means that your character will CC this one, as people know "I did not mark this, nobody said anything about it, so clearly someone marked his CC target". But this can also lead to confusion when people assume too much and tank won't give time to make things clear.

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adam_wan
07.07.2013 , 01:54 PM | #488
Just had my first real Brazil Force encounter. Lowby Hammer Station, my guildy healer and my tank self queue and get a Brazil Force sage healer. Eh, not the greatest way to start a FP, but we see how it goes. Within a few minutes its pretty obvious that this guy is not healing. He force armors himself and not me, and doesnt throw any heals my way on trash pulls. My guildy is saving my butt on the first few pulls and decides to tell the Brazilian not to worry about healing anymore. Got it, lets roll.

On the next couple of pulls the sage annoys me be running in and force waving mobs all over the place immediately after i have them grouped on me. Its almost as if he doesnt realize that im the one theyre SUPPOSED to hit. I tell him not to, he complies. Awesome, lets keep going.

On the next few pulls and bosses he busts out his sick lightsaber skills, gets in melee range and starts whacking away. My guildy and i were laughing in vent, but since the other three were carrying this dude and we werent wiping, we decided to let it go and enjoy the comedy show. On to the last boss...

It is clear that our melee dps/heal sage does not know mechanics. Hits the boss when turrets are up (still using saber strike) so we dont down the turrets in time and boss aggros multiple sets of turrets. Luckily we overcome thid and survive. Finally, we down the boss and dont have to deal with this guys ineptitude...

Just kidding. Theres more. A strength lightsaber drops and i rejoice, as i am the only knight in the group and am celebrating the upgrade in stats thats about to come my way until... The dude needs on the saber and wins it. Not only that, but when i asked him why he needed on it and to give it to me, he said "lol chill out.".

Now that i have him, and any other brazil force member on ignore, i will chill out.

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dark-jehts
07.07.2013 , 02:14 PM | #489
Quote: Originally Posted by adam_wan View Post
Now that i have him, and any other brazil force member on ignore, i will chill out.
it's a joker guild eh ? On TOFN there is a guild imperial side , the wolf pack , who got some serious pro too.

Either :
- the tank that tunnel a big droid on the false emperor HM and let me (op healer that time) tank the rest of the pack

- A dps on boarding party who wanted the big chest downside near a shuttle , instead of walking down , he jumps down fail miserably , almost die from the fall and got roflstomped by the mobs down there , drawing aggro for us to enjoy. He could be good at pvp though , since he sacrificed himself all the times for objectives. He wanted to call reinforcement at any price , so he ran , leroy jenkins like through pack of mobs to activate one at the first sight of a comm tower .

- On directive 7 HM one inquisitor (sorcerer) with 11k hp drawing aggro from every non essential packs of mob , dies as often as possible , saber strike a shieled droid at the first fight vs mentor and of course stays in the red/greens circles in the last fight , get two shot and blame me (healer) for it . The guy was spec madness and used all saber attacks available and almost nothing else. (maybe a lightning or two in the run)

- And as our last guest i can think of , an assassin in d7 hm too , who kept attacking a shielded droid , get thrown away come back , rise and repeat all the fight. He was actually swapping target though... he made sure he wasn't attacking the same droid as us
LS Bounty hunter and always willing to help a brother !

K'oyacyi vod ! Pirunir sur'haaise !
The Mando'ad legacy , TOFN

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adam_wan
07.07.2013 , 04:32 PM | #490
Just had my first real Brazil Force encounter. Lowby Hammer Station, my guildy healer and my tank self queue and get a Brazil Force sage healer. Eh, not the greatest way to start a FP, but we see how it goes. Within a few minutes its pretty obvious that this guy is not healing. He force armors himself and not me, and doesnt throw any heals my way on trash pulls. My guildy is saving my butt on the first few pulls and decides to tell the Brazilian not to worry about healing anymore. Got it, lets roll.

On the next couple of pulls the sage annoys me be running in and force waving mobs all over the place immediately after i have them grouped on me. Its almost as if he doesnt realize that im the one theyre SUPPOSED to hit. I tell him not to, he complies. Awesome, lets keep going.

On the next few pulls and bosses he busts out his sick lightsaber skills, gets in melee range and starts whacking away. My guildy and i were laughing in vent, but since the other three were carrying this dude and we werent wiping, we decided to let it go and enjoy the comedy show. On to the last boss...

It is clear that our melee dps/heal sage does not know mechanics. Hits the boss when turrets are up (still using saber strike) so we dont down the turrets in time and boss aggros multiple sets of turrets. Luckily we overcome thid and survive. Finally, we down the boss and dont have to deal with this guys ineptitude...

Just kidding. Theres more. A strength lightsaber drops and i rejoice, as i am the only knight in the group and am celebrating the upgrade in stats thats about to come my way until... The dude needs on the saber and wins it. Not only that, but when i asked him why he needed on it and to give it to me, he said "lol chill out.".

Now that i have him, and any other brazil force member on ignore, i will chill out.