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The weird people you meet in Group Finder.


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midianlord
02.06.2014 , 02:22 AM | #1931
Quote: Originally Posted by idnewton View Post
That's going to be the least of your worries, Begeren, since *cough* SOMEONE transferred there from Harbinger. If you're a harbinger player reading this... you know who I'm talking about.
That guy? Name starts with "M?" Or maybe "A?"

That.

***********.

Guy?

Mind you, he is/they are not the only one/s, either.

But yeah, I've said it before --there are many, many utterly hideous bads on BergCol, it's only on that server that I've had wipes on things that no level-capped player has any business wiping on, barring lag-spikes or the healer disconnecting (which happens to all of us sooner or later, I'm sure.).

Hell, even the RP just isn't all that good, at least what I've seen in public.

(Why, yes, Apprentice: Let us loudly discuss the deepest secrets of the Force and the Sith Order right here in front of the whole universe and its wife in this cantina :/)
r/DPS 4 life

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eartharioch
02.06.2014 , 06:28 AM | #1932
Quote: Originally Posted by JLazarillo View Post
Queued up for my first run of the new Flashpoint today, got in with some guy who wouldn't join the first conversation until all members promised to spacebar through everything. Suffice to say, the rest of us refused and he just sort of stood there. Eventually I just left and re-queued but it was kind of amusing for a few minutes to just sit there and think "dude, unless this is a realllllllllly long cutscene he wants us to space through, I think he's probably wasted more time trying to make everyone not watch it."

I guess he was a man of principles.
1) It is really long, and your char only gets to select one dialog option.
2) It is fairly 'meh'.
3) I hate the admiral's voice (I think it's computer generated, I've never heard a human mispronounce 'navy' or 'directly' by stressing the last syllable).

That said, it doesn't sound like it's longer than he waited, and the FP has only been out two days, so just cause that player has ran it 50+ times doesn't mean that the other three people in his group have. Also, it is the only dialog in the FP, player should be happy BW put all the dialog in one place so that it doesn't break up his kill flow later.

Also, in some fit of madness, BW tied the intro quest (which provides a piece of purple gear and a purple rep token) to completing that dialog, but the mechanism has a bug that isn't obvious to everybody how to overcome -- you have to enter the FP manually (i.e., don't take the shuttle when your queue pops) to trigger the quest completion.

tl;dr: yes. the guy was a douche
Q: What did the five fingers say to the face?
A: It's a SLAP!

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TACeMossie
02.06.2014 , 07:19 AM | #1933
Not a weird experience, but rather an OMG WHAAAAA??? moment.

I queued up for the new flashpoint, walked off for a minute and came back to see it popping. Didn't pay attention to the people in the group. The game loads and I notice our 'tank' was an assault vanguard.

in optimised 78s

With the Crest of the Dread Masters.

Who I had seen before as the top VG DPS on a dummy (well, he was beaten by MrUniverse, but MrUniverse was using the Hybrid while this guy was using assault).

He pretty much solod it while we ran around interacting with computers. It was great, but I have no idea why he was using group finder when he almost single-handedly downed the last boss in less than 18 seconds.

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ToMyMa
02.06.2014 , 08:50 AM | #1934
Quote: Originally Posted by TACeMossie View Post
Not a weird experience, but rather an OMG WHAAAAA??? moment.

I queued up for the new flashpoint, walked off for a minute and came back to see it popping. Didn't pay attention to the people in the group. The game loads and I notice our 'tank' was an assault vanguard.

in optimised 78s

With the Crest of the Dread Masters.

Who I had seen before as the top VG DPS on a dummy (well, he was beaten by MrUniverse, but MrUniverse was using the Hybrid while this guy was using assault).

He pretty much solod it while we ran around interacting with computers. It was great, but I have no idea why he was using group finder when he almost single-handedly downed the last boss in less than 18 seconds.
Locked and loaded - ready for action!

He must've thought that it'd take too long to click all those pesky crates, and as such, he decided to call in support for that - via the group finder
Name's Inferious, though you may know me as Tanvir...

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Rieverre
02.06.2014 , 08:55 AM | #1935
Less 'weird' more ... pleasantly surprising.

This was a week or two back, and I was just derping around getting dailies/weeklies done. At this point, I just hit them for rep/cash/keeping my hand in while waiting for an associate to get geared for OPs (which he is already, but idiot players keep going 'oh noes, 32k PT tank isn't ready for storymodes!' without looking to see if he isn't in, you know, mitigation gear for some crazy reason rather than stacking endurance) but I usually get decently geared groups who don't turn their brains off too much ...

... this time was ... different.

Czerka Core Meltdown pops. Okay, I say. Hmm, Jugg DPS, PT DPS, Sorc healer ... not a sniper or mara in sight. Novelty value!

Zone in, first thing I see ... PT DPS is the only one with 30+k HP (other than my Darkness SIn anyway). Eyebrows go up. Okay, this might actually be fun. Healer is sitting at 25k ... inspect ... level 50 blue implants ... um ... PVP relics? Okay, I use some of those myself. Still, stats on the gear he does have look appropriate, even decent for what he's there for.

... PT DPS drops/disconnects. We wait for a few minutes, then kick and requeue. Merc DPS, HP and gear in line with the other two ...

... proof-positive that it's skill and not gear that's the deciding factor. This PUG Meltdown run ended up being the smoothest I've ever been a part of. Healer and DPS prioritized great, Merc occasionally threw in offheals where needed, no wipes ...

... it's stuff like this that gives me hope for this community.

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Screaming_Ziva
02.06.2014 , 08:57 AM | #1936
Quote: Originally Posted by TACeMossie View Post
Not a weird experience, but rather an OMG WHAAAAA??? moment.

I queued up for the new flashpoint, walked off for a minute and came back to see it popping. Didn't pay attention to the people in the group. The game loads and I notice our 'tank' was an assault vanguard.

in optimised 78s

With the Crest of the Dread Masters.

Who I had seen before as the top VG DPS on a dummy (well, he was beaten by MrUniverse, but MrUniverse was using the Hybrid while this guy was using assault).

He pretty much solod it while we ran around interacting with computers. It was great, but I have no idea why he was using group finder when he almost single-handedly downed the last boss in less than 18 seconds.
Maybe so someone would make a post about him on the forum?

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Halinalle
02.06.2014 , 09:21 AM | #1937
Quote: Originally Posted by FabulousDoctor View Post
I finally found a group dumb enough to wipe on Kuat Drive Yards. Didn't think that would be possible.
We did that too yesterday, unfortunately. It only required one of the members complaining about "tanks not doing their job" in boss fight. When you don't even need tank in any of the boss fights. But at least it was a bit more challenging run compared to other runs.

Seriously, I've been in group that had 3 healers + 1 dps (me) and it was blast.

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EranofArcadia
02.06.2014 , 09:50 AM | #1938
Well heck, I went through Kuat yesterday for the first time and we wiped. So as far as I can tell, it's normal to do so.

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YoshiRaphElan
02.06.2014 , 10:24 AM | #1939
I had a kind of weird one running KDY for the first time. We got through the first conversation with the Republic Admiral, the Bothan guy–it was me (Guardian tank), Vanguard tank, a Guardian DPS, and a Scoundrel healer, so a pretty good group for a tactical flashpoint. After the conversation with the Admiral, the Guardian DPS drops. A little odd, but no problem; we get a fast replacement, a Commando DPS. We run the thing, and for some reason the Vanguard tank must think that he and I are in competition for the alpha male of the group, because he asserts his dominance at every possible chance. No problem, I was more than willing to let him lead and he was a good tank.

We get past the gunnery section and we're supposed to take the elevator to the next objective. The Vanguard starts to lead us back to the first elevator, the one we took from the hangar to the gunnery. I started to follow but I looked at my map and saw we were going to the wrong elevator so I said "It's this way, guys" or something like that in group chat. Now, they were all halfway across the room from me, so I had kind of a head start...but before I can reach the elevator the Vanguard shoots past me at better-than-average speed (did he have rocket boots or something? I don't know) to get to the elevator first. Then we take on the last boss, that Imperial Commando guy, with no problem, the FP ends with no one saying "thank you," "good run," or anything. Total silence. It was like that through the whole flashpoint. Total silence except for when I called out that they were going the wrong way. And the tank's dominance display thing...it was just so weird. Almost like the whole group was in a perpetual state of lethargy except for me.

Still, we didn't wipe and we completed it in less than twenty minutes I believe, so it was a good run, just...odd.

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eartharioch
02.06.2014 , 10:34 AM | #1940
Quote: Originally Posted by YoshiRaphElan View Post
I had a kind of weird one running KDY for the first time. We got through the first conversation with the Republic Admiral, the Bothan guy–it was me (Guardian tank), Vanguard tank, a Guardian DPS, and a Scoundrel healer, so a pretty good group for a tactical flashpoint. After the conversation with the Admiral, the Guardian DPS drops. A little odd, but no problem
The first-time quest is bugged, so people don't always get the completion from speaking with the Admiral. If you are lvl 55, you can get around this by manually entering the FP and doing the conversation before running with GF. Otherwise, if you get bugged, you have to exit & drop group (don't abandon the FP) and re-enter and redo the conversation.

It sucks, and people (including me) should probably say something before just dropping, but due to the bug, it's unfortunately going to be common behavior.
Q: What did the five fingers say to the face?
A: It's a SLAP!