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Gathering crafting materials in Flashpoints


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cidbahamut
04.29.2013 , 09:51 AM | #1
Lately I've noticed a lot of people slowing down a run in order to sit there scanning dead bodies for crafting materials. Frankly I don't care to have my time wasted and it's become aggravating enough that I've started to just drop from parties when it happens.

Is this a common practice and I just didn't get the memo?

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Pubsam
04.29.2013 , 10:14 AM | #2
I think the common etiquette is to forgo most of the gathering in the interest of keeping the group going. On my tank I never stop since I really set the pace, and conversely if I notice someone is hanging back and gathering I don't slow down for them. It's never become a problem and they tend to pick it up. If a DPS notices they're constantly left behind they likely get worried about keeping their spot, and I've never seen a healer do it.

On my healer I'll get a bit ridiculous and gather in the middle of pulls, especially if I see I'm the only one with the skill. I usually keep it down to one gather at the end of each pull, which is just enough to not fall behind, and I don't mind when people do that on either of my toons.
Time for a nap.

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SWGEvictee
04.29.2013 , 10:26 AM | #3
Why shouldn't they harvest? They have the skill and a need for those resources. If those few seconds needed to harvest really bother you that much do continue to drop group, but at least have the decency to announce why so those who don't wish to be abandoned in mid run again may put you on ignore.

The hurry hurry hurry faster faster faster mindset that us developing in this game is getting out of control.

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Vegabond
04.29.2013 , 10:27 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by cidbahamut View Post
Lately I've noticed a lot of people slowing down a run in order to sit there scanning dead bodies for crafting materials. Frankly I don't care to have my time wasted and it's become aggravating enough that I've started to just drop from parties when it happens.

Is this a common practice and I just didn't get the memo?
Its pooper scooping, its bad enough the tank takes smoke breaks before pulling its after fights others are pooper scooping the droid parts and slowing flashpoints down..

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Seireeni
04.29.2013 , 10:29 AM | #5
This kind of depends. If I'm the only one having any interest in gathering stuff, I usually just gather 1-2 things after battles so that I can still catch up with my group. If more than just me want to gather stuff, especially in sm fps, I kind of think that the majority should be respected, just like in full run vs. speed run-thing. If majority of the group wants to gather or wait so other people can gather, then the group should wait.

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cidbahamut
04.29.2013 , 10:37 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by SWGEvictee View Post
Why shouldn't they harvest?
Because they're doing it on my time and it's not what we're there for?

Anyone can go slaughter mobs for mats at their leisure, but when I queue up for a Flashpoint, then my interest is in doing the Flashpoint content. Having to wait for the tank or whoever to sit there scanning dead bodies between every pull gets annoying real fast, plus there's no way to divvy up that loot evenly so it comes across as incredibly selfish and inconsiderate.

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GeckoOBac
04.29.2013 , 10:46 AM | #7
Tbh the new flashpoints are so fast, even with the bonus boss, that the haste is pointless. You're going to get capped on the elite comms easily anyway so might as well make every run count.

If people are harvesting I don't mind, I'll wait for them if I'm not doing it myself at the time.

If it annoys you that much, form guild groups. That's what most people do anyway, so you don't have to worry about kicks or harvesting or anything.

[EDIT: btw, if you consider dropping a group over a minor thing like this, perhaps you weren't in such a hurry in the first place and might want to consider calming down. If you are indeed in a hurry, stating as much in group chat before starting might help with the situation]
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GeckoOBac
04.29.2013 , 10:48 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by cidbahamut View Post
Because they're doing it on my time and it's not what we're there for?
Sorry for the double post but I had to answer to this:

I think this might be the most self centered post I've ever seen outside of pure trolling. KUDOS, I guess.

Guess what, there's 3 more people doing the flashpoint and it's THEIR time too, and THEY decide as well what they're there for.
Light Knights: Gecko - Syed - Vor'sann - Joya
Nightmare's Legion: Anhess - Avilus - Wittard - Schroedinger

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wainot-keel
04.29.2013 , 10:53 AM | #9
So you're already burnt out of these FPs and want fast fast fast fast approach ? Damn. That was fast, lol

If 3, 6 seconds of waiting between pulls gets you on your nerves.... ufff.... Not good

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psandak
04.29.2013 , 10:54 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by cidbahamut View Post
Is this a common practice and I just didn't get the memo?
It is a common enough practice that you'd better get used to it

Quote: Originally Posted by Pubsam View Post
On my healer I'll get a bit ridiculous and gather in the middle of pulls, especially if I see I'm the only one with the skill. I usually keep it down to one gather at the end of each pull, which is just enough to not fall behind, and I don't mind when people do that on either of my toons.
I am exactly the same way, down to scavenging during pulls . And yes, I usually limit myself to only gather one thing and move on.