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The weird people you meet in Group Finder.


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JediQuaker
02.02.2020 , 08:28 AM | #9841
I was in KDY group recently. Someone wasn't hitting spacebar during the opening cutscene. (Which is annoying, but...)
Someone said in chat "if you don't spacebar we will kick you." To which I replied, "or we could kick you".
Some poor guy who was new to the flashpoint got a bit flustered, but I pointed out to everyone, that there is only the one cutscene in KDY, and things seemed to settle down after that, and we finished with no big problems.

But, the sense of entitlement to assume to speak for everyone concerning kicking someone is ... Interesting. 🤔🙄😏
I'll bet that guy is on a lot of ignore lists. 😅
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Pirana
02.02.2020 , 07:35 PM | #9842
Quote: Originally Posted by JediQuaker View Post
I was in KDY group recently. Someone wasn't hitting spacebar during the opening cutscene. (Which is annoying, but...)
Someone said in chat "if you don't spacebar we will kick you." To which I replied, "or we could kick you".
Some poor guy who was new to the flashpoint got a bit flustered, but I pointed out to everyone, that there is only the one cutscene in KDY, and things seemed to settle down after that, and we finished with no big problems.

But, the sense of entitlement to assume to speak for everyone concerning kicking someone is ... Interesting. 🤔🙄😏
I'll bet that guy is on a lot of ignore lists. 😅
Good call on your part. I've been playing this game for a very long time, and I've never once asked or even demanded someone hit the space bar, especially if it's a Vet. If people choose to run that difficulty, assume someone will be wanting to watch the story.

I will be stealing your retort next time I witness that happening though.
The Journey Is Often Greater Than The Destination

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JediQuaker
02.14.2020 , 10:02 AM | #9843
Not quite a "weird people" story, but interesting.
DPS. GF for MM popped Nathema. 🤔
Not too far in, the tank dropped without a word. I replaced him with Bowdaar, set initially to tank, while we re-queued and continued on.
Then the healer quit and I set Bowdaar to heal and the other DPS took out a DPS companion.
We still got as far as the final boss, but as you may know, companions don't work well there. So we stopped to wait for people to join (after the inevitable wipe).
Meanwhile I mentioned in Discord that I needed a tank and healer for the final boss. But, while I was discussing that in Discord, the DPS also gave up and quit. So I had to quit too - couldn't re-queue, etc.

But I had gotten Guildies so hyped up to do Nathema MM that we formed a group. I had to do it all again from the start, but we finished it with no wipes and just a couple of individual deaths. 🙂

If that DPS reads this - you should of waited just a few minutes longer. 😏
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tomatosquish
02.18.2020 , 04:47 AM | #9844
Mando Raiders run. Had a merc qued as heals... He either wasn't heal spec or hadn't visited a trainer in a good long while because he only had the basic heals that any merc can use.

He kept getting wiped because he kept drawing aggro (focused on attacking not healing) and started to whine. I threw guard on him (not a tank so not that useful) but without him dumping aggro even my taunts couldn't keep stuff off him.

He drops mid way through and started messaging me about how it was a "terrible team" "Nobody knows how to play anymore" so on and so forth. After about 15 minutes I finally replied to him that he was replaced with a ship droid with 5 influence and we cleared with 0 deaths since he left.


Then this morning on a HS run. We got wiped, repeatedly. Group was all sniper/op with 3 of us being ~35 the other being 75 in 306 gear. The 75 starts to wine about how this just isn't going to work, we are too low level, op have paper for armor blah blah blah. (we are at the first boss only...) Finally we just kicked him because he was content to just stand there and do nothing, replaced with another 75 (sorc) and even with one of the others either trolling or just not knowing better (attacking anything we tried to sneak past) we managed to fly through it.

I am terrible at OP, I like the stabby stabby bit but I am terrible at it. Yet one thing I do know is they can be damned tough if you manage their DCD.

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JediQuaker
02.18.2020 , 07:51 AM | #9845
Short version: Mandalorian Raiders Master mode (GF). Me as Guardian DPS.
Healer sucks. I don't know why. Many deaths result. 🤔
Tank constantly complains about lack of heals, not surprisingly.
About half way through, the other DPS quits, but not the tank.
I summon Kira as heals. She half heals, half dps's. It took an extra while (we were a bit low on DPS), but we finished. 🙂
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jambalayabungee
03.05.2020 , 08:54 PM | #9846
Quote: Originally Posted by tomatosquish View Post
Mando Raiders run. Had a merc qued as heals... He either wasn't heal spec or hadn't visited a trainer in a good long while because he only had the basic heals that any merc can use.

He kept getting wiped because he kept drawing aggro (focused on attacking not healing) and started to whine.
Well I dont know if it was his case, but one thing I find dubious (that actually create those kind of problems) is the fact that automatically , if your advanced class can fill 2 roles, you are queued as DPS/HEAL or DPS/TANK , and by default, will slot you into the support role of the 2 . So you have low levels / new players / inattentive people getting slotted in roles they shouldnt or are not specced to do , which is stupid .

Like my sister, a new player , queued for her first flashpoint ever as a baby level 15 scoundrel dps , got slotted as an healer automatically, and then got yelled at for not healing. In freaking vet Athiss, with kolto stations -_- I mean, even if she wanted to heal, at level 15 you have only the most basic of heals so yeah, not that efficient anyway lol. Thing is, she never wanted to queue again because she really didnt like her experience, unfortunately :/

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Zechalakazam
03.13.2020 , 10:55 AM | #9847
Can proudly say I can contribute this thread after years of reading lol.

Q for Vet GF as a tank, got a HS pop with me (VG tank), 2 heals (scoundrel and commando) and a dps scoundrel, all full 306 but dps only got basic 306. On that first gold droid patrol I notice “damn why it takes so long to kill this one” and on the mobs which have 2 silver droid near entrance finally realize that the dps only use that basic blaster ability, both healer also notice this and say it on chat that he needs properly use their rotation. Obviously he ignore this or just cant read the gosh darn chat. Anyway, we move on and stuck with this situation until finish. Hell this is my first HS that takes so long to finish, also this run adds 1 more ppl on my ignore list.

Ps. English not my main so apologies for that if i mess up.

Edit; Both heals doesn’t respec but they help with dps-ing, both heal also surpasses that dps’s output lmao.

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Euphrosyne
03.14.2020 , 08:05 PM | #9848
I don't know if this was a "weird" person, but s/he was certainly the archetype of the clueless Marauder.

This person is the only person I've seen pull the groups in the middle of the circular rooms (the first one, with the tree, and the last one, with the scientists that get zapped) on Czerka Core Meltdown (MM). Apart from those instances, they seemed interested in rushing forward and pulling without the tank (on those rare occasions when the tank wasn't caught up), again a behavior traditionally associated with the Mara.

The Mara was, also as is traditional, not particularly good at playing their own class, and a bit low on sustained dps.

Finally, to hit the trifecta, the Mara exhibited a general lack of knowledge about boss fight mechanics and an unwillingness to ask anybody else; he died twice on the Vigilant because he decided to kill cores in an unusual order (first time) and didn't get out of Spin Attack despite being at fairly low health (second time).

The only missing behavior was jumping off a cliff after a pushed enemy...but there aren't many opportunities for that in Czerka Core Meltdown.
Euphrosynē (n., Greek) - "mirth, merriment"

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Stasey
03.24.2020 , 09:17 AM | #9849
I might be a weird person of this story.
Returning player here, after years of dps I decided to give tanking a try. Grouped up with a buddy (new player who only ever tanked and now was learning how to dd), and we ran our new shadows for a couple of HS, which went well. Now we are lvl 22, everything seems fine, so we decide to give it a try and queue in GF - we get Athiss, a 75lvl Sage healer and lvl 21 dps I think was a Sent. We log in, I let sage show me directions, I quickly taunt when needed, and trying to be a good tank to the best of my few abilities. We clear the first boss smoothly, and get to the corner of the ruins where you need to go through 2 elites and some trash around. Unfortunately, before the fp I'd just received my group taunt and that was when I decided to use it. I honestly didn't know that I will get the attention of all the mobs around us. Second dps dies and disconnects to never appear again. The healer didn't manage to save my sorry butt and we wipe. Now she becomes extremely annoyed and starts lecturing me on how she got one of the elites on cc and that I shouldn't break the cc when somebody applies it! I apologize a couple of times, explain the situation but she keeps going that if I don't know something then I have to ask for help. Now, condescendence really rubs me the wrong way, but I am trying to respond nicely, compliment her healing skills and we proceed. Our second dps doesn't reappear, the healer initiates the kick, then she demands that I queue us, despite that she's the group leader. When I point it out, she sais that she couldn't queue, but it's fine and we can do it 3-man. Well... Now, my buddy who's new to dps role is asking what the hell is cc to begin with, I explain it to him, the healer marks the cc, I mark the elite I'm focusing on (just to make sure I understand correctly) and..... during the fight my buddy runs away into a group of mobs, breaks the cc of elite and runs it all into healer before I can do anything (my taunt is on cd, and group taunt, as we'd covered, would attract more mobs from nearby). Healer dies horribly. Now she's really pissed, leaves to the fleet and from there starts raving on how stupid I am to do the same mistake twice. My buddy tries to explain that it was his fault but she's not having any of it! Her last words before leaving the group were "and having two tanks in a vet mode is a big mistake anyway!". (Why she decided that my friend was in a tank spec, I have no idea.) But after all the toxic speeches, we decided not to make anyone else suffer from our incompetency. We pulled out our Quzens on heals and proceeded with both bosses nice and easy, not a single death.
I truly understand that newbies can be an annoyance, but please, don't be like that. Personally, when I accept Vet run with a 20-something-lvl, I do not expect this player really know his class. I do Vet runs as a healer from time to time, not often - because it's a very stressful business. But I'd never expect good gaming, gear, class knowledge as a given. The chances are totally random.

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Euphrosyne
04.07.2020 , 09:40 PM | #9850
Aight, I can't not talk about this tank.

Random MM FP queue on dps Guardian, get Hammer Station because of course I do.

Our Guardian tank is...interesting. He understands concepts like LoSing and the skips. I guess he's done Hammer Station once or twice. And he is in tank gear, and he's specced tank, because I see his shield go off. But apart from that...yikes.

He doesn't...actually...use moves? He pulls every fight by walking at it until enemies aggro. I mean, it's not like Guardians need Focus or anything to use their abilities. Then, in combat, he uses three moves:

a) his single-target taunt (not on cooldown),
b) his area taunt (also not on cooldown), and
c) his basic attack.

That's it! That's the whole show.

He doesn't even use them all the time. Sometimes, he will walk at an enemy, use a basic attack, and then, like, wait multiple GCDs, with his Jedi doing some block animations but generating precisely zero threat before doing anything else.

Naturally, this means that he holds aggro not at all, except on the last fight. I suspect that he doesn't use target-of-target, can't tell that the first boss was looking at me and not him because it's so big, and can't tell that the Vorgan crew was attacking me and not him because they're relatively small and don't have a giant conal like the last boss. So he probably just spams taunts on the last boss. But on trash, and on every other fight...nope. The most rigorous aggro dumping dps in the galaxy could not help this guy out.

The poor healer spends baaasically the entire flashpoint healing me. I die on the Tunneler when I run out of cooldowns. We never wipe, exactly, because our dps is very high, but the tank is an empty chair, if not worse.

Oh, and the healer gets KBed off the edge at the end of the last boss fight (bringing adds to the boss, which is good when you have a Vigilance Guardian in the group, but goes between the boss and the edge of the platform, which is bad), and naturally, one of the other two chuckleheads loots the boss before the healer gets back. Poor guy has to hoof it to get his items. Ironically, though, they leave the instance before the roll times out, which means that all of the loot rolls go to...me. And the healer dips out before I can ask if he wants anything.

Weird, weird, weird run.
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