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Dungeon Finder Tool: Pros & Cons


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Maoxx
01.16.2012 , 08:12 AM | #11
We've made our own global chat LFG as well. But that does bring up a good question......why in the hell is one not already provided to the player base?

Also people take shot and say that LFG will shoot the community in the foot, but they forget that one of the main reasons it was implemented was to make it so the less populated servers could actually take part and do the dungeons and not sit around twiddling their thumbs. Add the fact that all dungeons are in easy to get locations around the main hub and that a PuG group is still gonna have random unpleasant people in it that will roll on loot not for their class or just make an *** out of themselves and really the argument against it breaks down rather quickly.

However, I will admit setting up cross-server stuff like this probably does take a while to code and get working properly. So even if they do plan to add it, It will be much later on. Consider the major things they need to fix: Ability Delay, UI, Bugged/Overtuned Bosses in OPS/FPS, crafting professions....etc I can go on.....
The point is they have other bigger problems that need to be adjusted before they start really rolling major extra features out, and to be honest I just don't believe that new FP and OPS could possibly be ready for mass consumption, especially after seeing how current endgame PVE is.

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Binaris
01.16.2012 , 08:33 AM | #12
cross server is the death of decency.

as far as there not being a lfg channel implemented. i believe they are simply learning from wows mistake. while good in theory, a server wide LFG give a large forums for trolls and that is all it will consist of. basically boils down to, we cant have good things bc the best things require responsible use.

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GengisKahn
01.16.2012 , 09:07 AM | #13
We definitely need a more efficient way to find a loot than chat spamming.

Chat spamming sucks as a way to find groups, not only for the inneficiency of it, but also because it pollutes a chat that its not made for that.

Now, even if they dont want to create a dungeon finder (which i would lovge to be implemented but i can understand others dont) at least they need to make a proper LFg/LFM tool.

Something like this:

You open a window where you can select either LFG if want to set in it alone or LFM if you are in an incomplete group.

Then you can select either heroic missions, flashpoint or operations (you must have the level to do them), you chooose your role, or in the case of LFM mode the role/s you need to fill the group.

You also can, in the same window, see other that are LFG/LFM for an specific heroic mission, flashpoint or operation (with proper search functions and all that, better implemented than the GTN please).

Finally, you have a wisper button beside those the list shows, so that you can whisper them.

This is the MINIMUM we need, so we can stay away from chat spamming hell.

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GengisKahn
01.16.2012 , 09:11 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Khrul View Post
there is already a lfg feature in game, under social tab. If everyone would use this that was looking for a group = problem solved.

No it wouldn't, it sucks, its just a place to put an icon and a COMMENT. Its not a lfg freature, no matter how BioWare named it. We need a proper LFG/LFM tool.

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Maoxx
01.16.2012 , 09:12 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by GengisKahn View Post
We definitely need a more efficient way to find a loot than chat spamming.

Chat spamming sucks as a way to find groups, not only for the inneficiency of it, but also because it pollutes a chat that its not made for that.

Now, even if they dont want to create a dungeon finder (which i would lovge to be implemented but i can understand others dont) at least they need to make a proper LFg/LFM tool.

Something like this:

You open a window where you can select either LFG if want to set in it alone or LFM if you are in an incomplete group.

Then you can select either heroic missions, flashpoint or operations (you must have the level to do them), you chooose your role, or in the case of LFM mode the role/s you need to fill the group.

You also can, in the same window, see other that are LFG/LFM for an specific heroic mission, flashpoint or operation (with proper search functions and all that, better implemented than the GTN please).

Finally, you have a wisper button beside those the list shows, so that you can whisper them.

This is the MINIMUM we need, so we can stay away from chat spamming hell.
I could get behind this idea, and in a way the building blocks for it are already there, I just think it may need to be in obvious place like the Warzone button is.