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Finding groups for heroics and flashpoints is rediculously HARD

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Finding groups for heroics and flashpoints is rediculously HARD

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YooYooMa
01.02.2012 , 09:41 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by jugeum View Post
The real problem is just the number of people who just write LFG 3 for _____. I am sorry but I have almost zero compulsion to respond to those adverts in LFG. It tells me not what I need to hear. Is this person DPS, Heals, Tank. or are they looking for one of those. Also, it is really easy to get caught up in questing in this game. I miss guild chat pretty much 80% of the time and have to be whispered to get my attention. That said, I never have much trouble finding groups to do anything. It may take 5 minutes or so of writing something creative and interesting, but at least it gets the job done. Personally, I am glad there is no LFG tool. I appreciate my group mates 3 times more and have grouped with many of the same people, not in my guild, over multiple worlds for heroics and instances. And I am sure my friends list is almost full because of it. Quit being impatient and get creative. If you really want to get it done, you will get it done.
"LFG _____" is the standard fare.

If you don't want that, go to a friggin RP server.

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Kharik
01.02.2012 , 09:41 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Vydor_HC View Post
Can't say this is a problem at all. Getting groups atm is extremely easy in this game, even with my guild all involved in other things, all I have to do is go to the launch point for a mission and form up a group by asking people around if they are interested in a little adventure. Then putting them on my friend list so I can contact them in the future. This game is full of questers, it's really easy to them to group up.
Come on, man. It takes nothing away from you to be supportive of someone that is having an issue. They've clearly stated they're having problems. Just because you're not does not mean someone else isn't. Don't be that guy. Please.

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Reevax
01.02.2012 , 09:42 PM | #13
I love when people have trouble getting groups and you always see people say stuff like

Oh I can get a group in 5 seconds

Oh just check the /who tab

Oh You don't even need a group for that


Clearly many people have hard time finding groups and there needs to be a much better in game system to help people

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Threefiddie
01.02.2012 , 09:42 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by jugeum View Post
. Quit being impatient and get creative. If you really want to get it done, you will get it done.
I don't think the problem is being impatient considering I've gone 20 levels without a single response to a group or even seen anyone else advertise to start a group.


I don't know if it's the face it's an RP server and people turn off chat or what. I'm just hoping that I'm ahead of the curve. I also see no LFG for anything at level 50 yet on the Imperial Fleet at all. My guess that it's if you aren't 50 in a big guild, don't expect to find pugs doing 50 content.

Yes I come from wow like 98% of all the other players after 7 years and one thing I do appreicate from a LFG system is fact I can log on do that damn flashpoint that I've been trying to do for last 8 levels and log off if thats the only time I have left.

To each his own on a LFG system. Some situations its great, some it does hurt community, but it is a tool that allow accessibility and you can't deny that.

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YooYooMa
01.02.2012 , 09:43 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by belialle View Post
Here is the best way to find a group for your flashpoint.

1. /who

2. Locate the search box at the top. Type in the level range (ex: 30-34)

3. Start whispering people politely to ask them if they want to do a flash point. PROTIP: If you write using complete sentences, you will come across as trustworthy and reliable. People will be more inclined to run with you. If you write something like, "u tnak 4 MgT" .... you probably won't get very far.

4. ????

5. Profit.



Seriously. This is how we used to always have to do things back in the days when LFD didn't even exist.....even in WoW. You might even meet some new friends or something. Crazy idea, I know.

Spamming General is not the way to get things done. I'm just saying.
Whispering people you don't know who aren't marked as LFG is generally considered to be rude.

Before WoW had a LFD tool, it had a GLOBAL LFG CHAT. A chat exclusively for LFG people? So that you can find people who want to do dungeons and heroic quests? BRILLIANT

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Threefiddie
01.02.2012 , 09:45 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by YooYooMa View Post
Whispering people you don't know who aren't marked as LFG is generally considered to be rude.

Before WoW had a LFD tool, it had a GLOBAL LFG CHAT. A chat exclusively for LFG people? So that you can find people who want to do dungeons and heroic quests? BRILLIANT

Agreed. Why the lack of a global LFG channel, or zone/lvl range lfg channel is beyond me... hopefully in a patch

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zolthie
01.02.2012 , 09:45 PM | #17
It's pretty hard yeah.

Also gearing is broken, basically champion gear is way too easy to aquire and makes hardmoes a *********** joke.

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Ituhata
01.02.2012 , 09:45 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Mannic View Post
This is solid advice. There have been a few times in my MMO career where I've gotten a PM that says something to the effect of; "hey u healz?" I won't even bother to reply to those people because I know what's coming next.

Also, if you keep track of people you've grouped with by putting them on your friends list, you'll gradually build a little database of people you've had good experiences with before and, often, you'll find they are levelling at a very similar rate to you.

But if you outlevel everyone on your friends list and in your guild well, you're truly on your own at that point.
I actually prefer to be whispered. It's more personal, especially if the guy did his research real quick. I used to love getting whispers, i remember one 'Hey, are you a bear, or maybe a tree? Won't you come tank or heal for me? =D''

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CptKloss
01.02.2012 , 09:45 PM | #19
nope, flashpoint groups are surprisingly easy to form (only 4 people certainly helps) - i'm on one of the medium load servers
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belialle
01.02.2012 , 09:47 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by mesha View Post
No offence but being whispered with something like this is annoying beyond belief, just as much as guilds advertising their own through whispers, it's ridiculously rude.

"Hey there. Don't mean to bug ya, but I was just wondering if you might possibly be up for an Athiss run?"

This is rude to you? Actually, what I am about to say is rude: I am inclined to say that if you find this rude, you really need to remove that stick from your ***.

You may not realize this, but in the days before LFD tools, this kind of thing was extremely commonplace. This game doesn't have a WoW-style LFD tool (thankfully), so this is really the best way for people to get things done. What I have found over the years is that LOTS (and I do mean LOTS) of people don't bother to mark themselves as LFG, but when you ask them nicely, they are actually up for a dungeon run.

The best way to make it more acceptable for uptight folks would be to add in a "Do Not Disturb" or "Anonymous" option so that you don't show up on the /who list when people search.