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Great and awesome people you meet in Group Finder

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Styxian
12.26.2015 , 04:59 AM | #1
I thought it would be nice to have a counterpart of the (rather long and entertaining) The weird people you meet in GF thread, where we can talk about cases of people who impressed you in some spectacular way, for example by saving the group in a situation that was looking hopeless.

While reading about bad/weird experiences can be funny and educational (personally I picked up a lot of things one should or shouldn't do from that thread), it can also dissuade new players from entering group content entirely. Let's convince them not every GF group is like that!

Some ground rules: any group content applicable (non GF is fine as well), no bragging (make sure your stories aren't just about you ), no names (advertising specific players is not the point of this thread and it can cause them to be friendlist spammed).

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I guess I'll start with one of my more recent HM FP runs.

HM False Emperor, me on my Sage Healer with Guardian tank, Gunslinger dps and (I think) Guardian dps, all lvl 65.

Starting trash goes easy, skipping to the first boss on the bridge (Tregg the Destroyer). Others know to stay out of the spin attack the first time it comes up, so I'm mostly just keeping people bubbled and putting hots on them and dots on the boss, occasionally dropping an aoe heal. However, soon the melee dps takes too long to move out of the red circle, and dies almost instantly (I felt bad, but don't think I could save him even if I was channeling heal at him at the time). I switch to reviving him, and the moment he's up the boss suddenly dies. I'm a bit surprised since the fight seemed shorter than I'm used to (I forgot to put the boss in my focus target, so mostly didn't keep track of the health bar). Running ahead of myself, while there were more deaths further on, I think this death was the only one in the whole run which might count for player error.

Next boss, Jindo Krey, the mandalorian one with the gunship. Start of the fight, I force speed to the console to shoo the gunship away, one of the dps follows and successfully uses it after Jindo grapples me back to him. I go into heal mode, but soon notice there are no missile target markers on the ground from the gunship attacks. And everyone is gaining stacks of the missile damage debuff, making it harder and harder to heal through the damage from the gunship. I'm struggling to keep the tank alive, the dps somehow manage stay alive with my occasional off-heal and not standing in one place. At this point I can't possibly stop healing to use the console without losing the tank, so the dps should be taking care of that. They do or try to, but the stacking damage bonus doesn't reset and soon I fail the continuous burst heal test. Tank dies, we eventually wipe.

I'm puzzled because I can't figure out what the heck we did wrong, so I stay silent running back, as do all others. Bubble everyone, tank pulls. I decide to stand closer to the console this time, to keep track and make sure we don't miss using it when it's time to reset the gunship damage bonus. The gunslinger seemed to have the same idea, and we make sure to use the console regularily during the fight. It doesn't work, the damage stacks keep piling up. At this point I can't see the gunship at all, like it's invisible. Skip forward past some of mine frantic healing, the tank dies again, followed by one of the dps. The dps pipes up with "it's bugged" and the tank replies "yeah". They were right, as the gunship soon materializes right on top of the middle console, covering part of the room. The other dps somehow manages to stay alive for a bit with my help, but soon heroically perishes with me shortly following. At that point, the boss was at ~10% and I noticed with surprise the fight goes on. Turns out the tank and the other dps ressed at checkpoint and ran back in time to continue the fight! Jindo went down in seconds, and someone joked that we managed beat the bug boss. I get a res, we loot, and move on.

We one-shot every boss after that, including the bonus boss. Not a single death, in fact I barely had anything serious to heal, so they had to be interrupting all the interruptible stuff. Probably the most heal intensive fight was the difficult trash pull after the HK boss at the anemid engineer (we beat it without bothering to use cc). The two prototype droids boss fight went down faster than I've ever seen before, I think the first unshielded one died before they even had the chance to switch the shield once. Those guys were really good.

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ShadowTech
01.27.2016 , 09:29 PM | #2
I'm going to necro this thread, because I really like the idea of it. I think more posting more of people doing things right in group content should be applauded rather than just treated to a casual "Thanks for the group" at the end of a FP. Maybe we can get people thinking that being decent humans in group content breeds more decent people in group content.

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So, to set the scene; I decide to queue for a HM FP or two to finish out my weekly. I get a fellow guild member to come along. I'm on my main, a watchman sent, mix of 224 and 220, about as min-maxed as I can get atm. My guildie brings his scoundrel healer, which while not his main currently, was his main for the majority of 2.0 and 3.0. We queue up and eventually Lost Island pops. We get a shadow tank and guardian dps speced as vigilance. I figure this will either be a breeze, or a disaster.

Let me state up front, that I greatly enjoy a new player that is willing to learn.

As we start moving through the trash to the first boss, my guildie informs me via mumble that the tank is spiking in hp pretty badly. We figure it's his first time here since he doesn't seem to know any of the mob skips. We get the first boss down fairly easily, but we loose the tank. I figure that one might have been on me, I derped for a bit and forgot about the adds on the first boss. We rez and on to the second boss. Tank hp still spiking and we loose him on one of the trash packs. But we get to the second boss without major incident. By this point I've taken a look at his buff bar; nothing out of place there, right stance and everything. I don't really worry about the lack of a guard because of how much he's spiking anyways. I give a brief run down of the next boss and we get started. We one shot the boss, but things got a little hairy. Both the tank and the other dps go down as the lightening spheres weren't dropped in the best places. Rez and onward.

After another few times of loosing the tank to trash, my guildie pulls out a repair droid and we quickly take a closer look at his gear. Mostly entry level pvp gear. I don't know the optimal stat balance for shadow tanks, but my guess is that he was off on something. And it being entry pvp in a HM FP didn't help either. Knowing what's further up the road, my guildie and I start wondering if we have a failing group on our hands.

Now I know that at this point, it's starting to sound like this belongs in the other thread, or that I'm bragging about me and my guild mate carrying the group. I promise it gets better.

Prior to the Hulk boss (I don't recall the name right now, the one that smashes, hence "Hulk".) I explain the fight. We wipe a few times, but now I'm starting to see some potential in this tank. After each attempt, and explaining why each attempt failed, I see this tank adjust. He stands closer to the boss for smash, he uses force speed to his pillar, he get the boss a little closer to the center for each smash. Stuff like that. After a handful of attempts, we get Hulk down.

During the next one or two trash pulls, we see the tank breaking the cc that my guild mate is putting out prior to the pull, making things a little more interesting and getting the tank killed again. After rezing him again, we explain why we're ccing things and to not break them. Again, this tank adjusts. The rest of the trash gets cc'd and exploded properly for the most part, and the tank doesn't die again.

We get to the final boss room and after the cutscene I explain the mechanics and the little side step move that saves the tank a lot of damage. We pull and wipe shortly after the second pod explodes. We rez, review somethings, and pull from a slightly different spot that puts us closer to the pods. This time we beat the boss without loosing anyone. The tank performed beautifully. He moved the boss out of slime, he side stepped the cone of doom, he helped dps on the pods, and managed to hold aggro for the most part during the final burn phase (During which I was burning full out to make sure we passed. Major props to his threat generation there.).

We all said our thanks for the group and zoned out. My guild mate and I chatted for a bit longer about how much nice it is to have new players that are willing to learn and adjust instead of banging their heads into the wall.

TLNR. New, slightly under geared shadow comes into HM Lost Island. Has a bit of a rocky start, but he learns and adjusts to advice that he is given, and emerges victorious on the other side of it.

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psandak
01.27.2016 , 09:52 PM | #3
Hi ShadowTech, this is the guildie you mentioned in your post...

I had another GREAT experience with three strangers this time.

So I queue on my 65 guardian tank and a I get a tactical FP with three DPS: a 65 slinger, and low 30s sent and commando. I get Depths of Manaan. I'm like "This could be a problem, but OK we will see how it goes." I have had my fair share of PuGs in Manaan that break up at the first boss let alone the second, and having two mid level characters in the group did not inspire confidence. But...always optimistic...

Early trash was a challenge only because I get a call from work just as the first pull in happening...DOH!!! But I muddle through mouse clicking and we move on. At the first boss I ask the question in chat: "Anyone not know this fight speak up now." One of the 30s says he does not know, and the slinger asks for a reminder as it has been a while.

So, I explain the fight. Pretty straight forward: I tank the boss, they damage the droids, stay out of red, when I call for it switch to the boss. I make sure the group is all inside the room (two were standing in a place where if I had started they would have been locked out), and I pull. The sentinel jumps in on the boss and so I chat "DROIDS" a couple of times and he moves to the droids. After that the fight is cake.

We clear some more trash and we get to the second boss. I again explain the fight: Stack on boss...even you ranged types, when flow is cast stop what you are doing and run away, after lightning kill adds, rinse and repeat. Gotta be honest I was a bit over confident in my ability to absorb damage and did not move the boss, so things did get a little hairy, but the commando threw some heals . And we one shot that boss.

We get to the final boss without incident and I explain that fight: five minute timer, drag the boss to the fire, kill adds. I only had to encourage movement once and again we beat that boss handily.

Manaan is supposed to be one of the harder Tactical Flashpoints and this group one shot everything because they obeyed the mechanics. One even thanked me for being a good leader TFPs are not hard, but zerging them is a sure way to fail.
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Bookworm_Jedi
01.27.2016 , 11:01 PM | #4
I was hoping there'd be a positive post for GF

I actually have a story. Ran False Emperor on my new lowbie knight today. Today was just a train wreck of bad FP experiences for me today, and I just wanted to get my daily's done and over with. Que in with 3 dps, I'm the vigilance spec and a sage healer. All of them were 65 range and I'm like in the high 20's.

I spoke up in chat, since it was a while since I had done False Emperor and please be patient. I got reassurance that it was good and the run went smooth as butter.

Amaaaaaaaaazing heals and smooth dpsing all around. Not a single death, and all 3 of the boss runs went by so fast, and we cleared trash mobs, used the shortcuts and cleared it in I'd say...15 mins?

It was such a relief after a long day of dealing with bad FP's.

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Astaldoath
01.28.2016 , 11:54 PM | #5
This is a thread about me, i always help people try to teach em if they dont listen after telling em 3+ times i say whatever, and let em die and continue to killl the mobs or boss solo or duo or trio with the people who do listen

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psandak
02.02.2016 , 05:38 PM | #6
Got another one...

Was in a TFP (Battle of Rishi) when I got a call from work...the president of the company no less. I informed the group that I was sorry but work called and that they could either wait while I afk or I could leave, I gave them the choice. they asked how long, I said could be 2 minutes could be 20. We were at the second boss, so they said "step inside, we can always kick if you take too long."

So I stepped inside and they 3manned that boss.

I then thought I was done and followed them through only to get another call, so I was afk again this time only for a minute.

Really nice people who understand that sometimes life gets in the way.

thank you Sargas, Malaron, and Lookajedi.
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aerockyul
02.02.2016 , 05:41 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
Got another one...

Was in a TFP (Battle of Rishi) when I got a call from work...the president of the company no less. I informed the group that I was sorry but work called and that they could either wait while I afk or I could leave, I gave them the choice. they asked how long, I said could be 2 minutes could be 20. We were at the second boss, so they said "step inside, we can always kick if you take too long."

So I stepped inside and they 3manned that boss.

I then thought I was done and followed them through only to get another call, so I was afk again this time only for a minute.

Really nice people who understand that sometimes life gets in the way.

thank you Sargas, Malaron, and Lookajedi.
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02.09.2016 , 03:52 AM | #8
I saw one person last night on Progenitor asking for help to complete the opses that are part of the Dread Masters storyline on Oricon, the Dread Palace. I asked that could I help since I`m a healer (I had done it earlier last year when I was on point of doing that mission myself) Well, this group where I was invited got enough people already but the ops leader couldn`t put us through group finder like many wished. Then one by one people began to quit and so did I since waiting began to felt bit frustrating.

I joined to another group which was looking for healers and tanks but the ops leader didn`t try to recruit two more person, (s)he went completely mute and the other persons in same group told that they were going to do a new group. I quitted this one too and joined the one they were making.

And this is where my happy and awesome experience on Dread Palace begins: I haven`t done many Opses while playing SWTOR (only the Dread Fortress and Palace since they were needed to finish the Oricon storyline). So I practically couldn`t remember the tactics but our ops leader explained all the tactics to me and the group: I was super happy and they he was so willing to explain everything practically hand to hand So you Mercenary ( I won`t say your name since that would break the rules here) Thank you so much on behalf of my Sorcerer healer Alerie You gave me a new interest to try operations and It was so refreshing that you had all that energy to type out the tactics toa person like myself, even I did get bit confused at Dread Master Raptus due the bit fastness of doing it. If any of those persons who were playing the Dread Palace last night, I just want to say: Thank you too for a great group and run.
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aerockyul
02.09.2016 , 06:58 PM | #9
Last night on Harbinger I and some guildies did a random tactical FP and got Battle of Ilum, which is not hard but it's very long. One of the guildies was falling asleep and I was dozing off a little, too.

We finish up and two of them leave and myself and the sleepy guildie decide we'll stick it out to complete our HM weekly, since we only needed one more and we wanted to get it done before the weekly reset. I'm heals and she's dps, so I'm expecting we may have to wait a little bit for the GF pop for a tank, but it goes instantly and we start Boarding Party.
The jugg tank proceeds to give a master class in tanking that I have not seen an equal of since I started playing four years ago. The whole run took about 20 minutes when we were expecting to be in there for much longer. And the best part was he was not an IMPATIENT fast tank. I never had to worry about my resources, he made sure we were following on the shortcuts, and if one of the dps accidentally pulled the mob we skipped he'd just jump in and take care of it without raging or complaining. The only difficulty was the big droid boss because three of us were unfamiliar with the HM mechanic (I still don't know what it is, since we basically facerolled it with some spiky damage I had to heal through but there were no deaths).

But the fast run overall was such a nice surprise and because of the tanking it felt more like a tactical in difficulty instead of HM. After this run my guildie and I were energized to finish our tactical weekly. We really appreciate that jugg's presence and ability getting us over the hump.
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JouerTue
02.11.2016 , 09:31 AM | #10
All i meet is total nubs in tactical pops. and i'm queuing healer with hm and tacticals checked.
they do zero dps and the only thing they know about the game is how to click kolto.
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