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The weird people you meet in Group Finder.


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thewitchdoctor
07.23.2014 , 04:54 AM | #4091
Quote: Originally Posted by slafko View Post
This all seems way too much effort and time-consuming compared to the regular tanking strategy as described by CrazyGreggy in the post above.
It was. Especially, as mentioned above, it got truly popular recently after many DPS are even more redonkously overgeared for the fight.

I chuckled when a tank wanted us [and our DPS was my 38k marauder and some 39k merc] to do the cave as 'it would be safer.' From what? Sudden Onset Narcolepsy? It's rarely worth the argument but it does show where your team is at, I guess.
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Berntk
07.23.2014 , 07:30 AM | #4092
Had a weird-ish run of HM Core Meltdown last night on my so-so geared op healer, Grobian on TRE. The desert boss went down without any fuss, but the Vrlbther in the jungle proved impossible for the group. Probably a combination of gear, lack of tactical insight and whatnot, the adds got us every time. That's not the weird thing, though.

The group was nice! After the 5th or 6th wipe, we realised that we couldn't do it, but instead of disbanding and calling each other ugly names, we decided to abandon that mission and requeue for another. We got Athiss HM, and it went down smooth as silk, except for one wipe at the Prophet when I stopped to heal too soon, running from the flames. You could feel the sense of accomplishment.
Thanks to all.

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BobFredJohn
07.23.2014 , 11:14 AM | #4093
Im not sure the LOS pulling the beast of Vodal is about safety. It seems quite a few people on this game want an easy time without having to apply any thought (just look at all the ops groups who only take those who have achievement). They just want to switch the computer on, get into the mission, then practically fall asleep for the whole mission. This is I believe why tanks are less common than the other classes, tanking cannot be done without paying attention, whereas DerPS and healing can (as long as tank is competent ofc).


My wierd story, has nothing at all to do with group finder, but still strange.
I got a whisper on my sorc healer from what I thought was some random. After a bit it was clear he was someone in the guild who was going for HK and wanted help with the 2 flashpoints. I said I would help after I've finished my gree daily run. I ask him for invite, then set off to do false emperor. He then says he fancies doing the whole thing for fun. I don't see why not so we complete the mission me as 23k Sorc with 27k Khem, him as 26k DPS Jugg with 17k Quinn.

All goes fine as that ones not particularly hard (apart from the whole, interrupt Malgus "unlimited power" or you die instantly, which I explained beforehand so was never an issue).

Now the strange bit, we set off doing foundry HM. At HK a glitch occurs so when he goes to the middle and the thing comes down, the 4 panels don't appear and HK starts shooting us. Ofc we get "cannot see target" when we try to fight back, but Quinn is able too (Khem cant reach ).

When HK entered the middle thing he was at 64%, only Quinn could attack him and the phases weren't progressing. The Jugg switches off all Quinn's heals and puts him on officer instinct, while I deal with the heals and the jugg switches to soresu to keep himself alive (otherwise our only comp that can attack is gone).

Now I understand foundry is only lvl 50, but my Sorc was only 156/162 geared, Khem was 156, the DPS Jugg (who couldn't do anything) was 156/162 and Quinn was 140. Now IMO Quinn should not be able to take HK from 64% to dead without any problems.
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sanctified
07.23.2014 , 11:36 AM | #4094
Quinn has been stuck on my ship for going on two years, not allowed to wear any pants. Pants are for crew members who don't annoy me.
Playing since October 1st, 2011. Squad 238 for life.

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ZentheSecond
07.23.2014 , 01:26 PM | #4095
@Bobfredjohn;
Tanks are the rarest for that reason and others. Though I suppose one could claim that your states reason is the umbrella which all others fall. As tanking takes the most raid awareness, boss knowledge, gearing, and in cases of the upper-class NiM raiders; pure skill. All of them can be tossed under the umbrella of people just not wanting to more challenging things then needed. Though of course this is subject to a person's point of view. As not everyone is the same, some can tank and Dps the hardest content in he game but cannot heal a SM Op to save their life. Those kind of people would be the so-called exceptions to the rule (there is ALWAYS an exception to the rule lol).

As for the HK thing, chances are if the person who had aggro on him outranged him. It would force HK to move out and be attackable again. Presuming this is the same bug that I think it is.

My weird story;
Think I have not shared this yet. Did my last HM Cad ever (achievement hunter especially now with strongholds being tied to them), myself on Sin-tank, Sniper Dps, Merc Dps (I think might have been a second Sniper) and Sorc healer. We get to the elevator after the opening little area. Now I have already gone through my usual statements of;
"(Healer's name) yell at me if I am going to fast"
"I do hope to kill the bonus boss, as its my last achievement for here then I am 100%"

The healer just goes "g2g" and drops group. Now this healer was 23k-ish health, which I am not thrilled about on a healer. But I was getting to the point of asking him to prove he is heal spec. As I did not see anything that would tell me otherwise. The replacement ended up being a Merc healer but while we waited I was speaking with the Dps and learned that both were newish to the game. Which somewhat surprised me as they seemed knowledgeable of some stuff at least (one recognized my title for what it was, a NiM timed run one).

We go about our merry way with the new healer. And during both the Wookie and Gerald I swear he was DPS'ing. So I made the idle/joking comment of asking if he was bored to which he replied;
"Yeah.. Start taking damage so I got something to heal would ya?"

On the last boss I swapped out my helm, boots, and gloves to empty shells (have everyone warning that I was). And we down Ortol and afterwards the healer says;
"Now that was kinda fun, you actually took some damage"
We all had a good laugh and parted ways


I am sure I will have something from Gree event this week as I have like 5-10 toons I will be running it on. Need more basic comms! And grey helix components! And credits! ^.^
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-- Natsumii - Assassin - Tank --
-- Kaijėn - Sniper - DPS --

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Zin-Zin
07.23.2014 , 01:48 PM | #4096
I just did a KDY with a level 19 Smuggler (yep no advanced class) and a Sentinel that would go afk or something after every combat, which meant he DIDN'T rush ahead of the group. However, he DID keep going 'HEALS' ... when we only had a DPS spec commando (level 19) who was either dead at the time or quite simply doing her best. Sentinel was the highest at level 26, never saw him use the baseline Knight shield and at one point he asked "Hey, why am I all glowy?" I moused over him and said "30 stacks of Centering". He said, "Oh. I thought it was just some weird Yoda ****" and then...just let the stacks go away. Had NO idea what it was for.

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BobFredJohn
07.23.2014 , 03:42 PM | #4097
Quote: Originally Posted by sanctified View Post
Quinn has been stuck on my ship for going on two years, not allowed to wear any pants. Pants are for crew members who don't annoy me.
I take it thats due to Quinns attitude of "once we are in combat I will stand still regardless of LOS healing issues". Thats what pisses me off about him, constantly switching his passive on and off just to get him to move to me.
"people often state that something offends them as if it gives them special rights, it doesn't. Your offended? So what?" - Stephen Fry
Everybody is entitled to their opinion. People are also entitled to ridicule your opinion if it is BS.

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MishraArtificer
07.23.2014 , 06:40 PM | #4098
Quote: Originally Posted by BobFredJohn View Post
I take it thats due to Quinns attitude of "once we are in combat I will stand still regardless of LOS healing issues". Thats what pisses me off about him, constantly switching his passive on and off just to get him to move to me.
I'm sure it's some combination of that AND the Quinncident...
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Halinalle
07.23.2014 , 09:59 PM | #4099
Quote: Originally Posted by BobFredJohn View Post
I take it thats due to Quinns attitude of "once we are in combat I will stand still regardless of LOS healing issues". Thats what pisses me off about him, constantly switching his passive on and off just to get him to move to me.
And the real healer would follow you everywhere?
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sanctified
07.23.2014 , 10:27 PM | #4100
Quote: Originally Posted by BobFredJohn View Post
I take it thats due to Quinns attitude of "once we are in combat I will stand still regardless of LOS healing issues". Thats what pisses me off about him, constantly switching his passive on and off just to get him to move to me.
Nah, I just never got over Quinn selling me out. My juggernaut's a tank, so I don't need a healer for dailies or anything. I like to imagine that at this point, Quinn's gone insane from the isolation.
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