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Why people solo when they can group?

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bahdasz
12.26.2012 , 11:42 AM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by internaty View Post

Why people solo in a mmo period?
After all if you want to play alone play a singeplayer game.

I am awaiting your responses.
TBH, I wish it was a single-player game with like a group opt-in queue if you wanted to do heroics or FPs or PvP in grouped content. I don't need other people to enjoy this game, it's Star Wars, that's why I play it. I could not care less that it's an MMO.

My question back to you is, why do you act like you care what I do or why I do it so much? I don't care what you do or who you do it with, so why is it that all you "but it's an MMO, waaaahhh" types care if I don't want to play it with you?

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Ridickilis
12.26.2012 , 12:03 PM | #32
I have to admit I'm totally guilty of this myself. Keep in mind there are a bunch of pvp'ers (like myself) that are only doing the pve until the Que pops, then I'm gone. I would find it a bit inconsiderate to group with you only to leave in a min or two. I felt a bit rude to decline without explanation, so I used to explain this but I got to the point where it became an annoyance so I now have group requests set to auto-decline. Though I don't ninja, which is rare as most probably know already, so I don't mind waiting for the node to respawn or whatever. I usually yield to others knowing that I'll probably be in a WZ in a few anyway.

If someone is asking in general chat for help with a quest/beating a boss/whatever, that's a different story and I have whispered to those people that I would help them out if they hadn't found anyone yet. Most of the time you won't get any XP for grouping with me either though because my pve quests are usually grey from being over leveled.

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SlippytheWeasel
12.26.2012 , 12:14 PM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by internaty View Post

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Wich bring's me too a other question:

Why people solo in a mmo period?
After all if you want to play alone play a singeplayer game.

I am awaiting your responses.
And why should it matter to us whether you care if people solo or group? It's an individual choice, not your's to decide.

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DawnAskham
12.26.2012 , 12:38 PM | #34
Why do people group when they can solo?

And while this will sound blunt, the truth is I solo because I don't need help for any planet / class mission, most H2s and even some H4s.

Also my experience shows that grouping slows me down while adding to my frustration level while proving little to no benefit, not to mention most people in a group won't speak anyways while refusing to listen or work cooperatively.

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Akiviri
12.26.2012 , 01:39 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by DawnAskham View Post
Why do people group when they can solo?

And while this will sound blunt, the truth is I solo because I don't need help for any planet / class mission, most H2s and even some H4s.

Also my experience shows that grouping slows me down while adding to my frustration level while proving little to no benefit, not to mention most people in a group won't speak anyways while refusing to listen or work cooperatively.
This. I see no reason to group, especially if the reason someone is giving me is "Because it's an MMO". I found my love in MMO's - and that's soloing group instances. I'm addicted to it. Although lately the story (and the one-liners) in SWTOR is inching up the storyline aspect lol.

I enjoy playing the GTN, seeing everyone else out and about, the space missions - although they could be better in some ways, and watching the chat sometimes ... most if not all of that is not present in a single player game.

So ... in the spirit of reciprocation .. mind telling us why you're so interested in why we prefer to solo?

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bahdasz
12.26.2012 , 04:18 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by DawnAskham View Post
Why do people group when they can solo?

And while this will sound blunt, the truth is I solo because I don't need help for any planet / class mission, most H2s and even some H4s.

Also my experience shows that grouping slows me down while adding to my frustration level while proving little to no benefit, not to mention most people in a group won't speak anyways while refusing to listen or work cooperatively.
Don't forget the squabbling over loot, I hate that. I want to keep whatever drops off what I kill, not play roulette to see if I can.

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pseudonyms
12.26.2012 , 07:52 PM | #37
I never accept an invite of any kind unless there is some kind of communication beforehand.

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PaniMauser
12.26.2012 , 08:29 PM | #38
Not all people in the area might do the same quest as you, OP. Some might farm mats, others might just pass by and pull mobs on accident. Some might have their class quest in the same area (for example, Consulars in Gormak Cannon area on Voss), and they are not interested in doing planetary quest at all because it's their tenth alt and they have done planetary quests to death.

And if thats random invite from out of nowhere, it's insta-decline. I remember being on a planet once, gathering mats and get invite-spammed by some person in the area. After dozen of declines I finally get a whisper with proposition to group up for the quest as this person assumed I was questing too. Which I was not doing. So, this person wasted tons of time following me around and inviting me instead of asking from the start.

Also, as for money and loot, you actually get less in a group. Yes, mobs might drop more money but those money get shared between members of the group and you still get less. And yes, the better loot might drop too, but what's the use in it if some random stranger will win the roll for that purple drop? Wouldn't you rather have green vendor trash, but solely to yourself? And also, purple things can drop for solo players too. The xp boost is neglectable. The only 'profit' is social points but not everyone is interested in them.

If someone really needs help with the quest and asks nicely (aka 'can someone help me with quest please'?' not 'c'mon ppl, this **** is not soloable!111 group me nao!'), I will group up most of the time, but as far as non-heroic questing goes, I' rather do it on my own.

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Sinapus
12.26.2012 , 08:29 PM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by pseudonyms View Post
I never accept an invite of any kind unless there is some kind of communication beforehand.
Ugh. That's one of my peeves. I start typing "what's the plan-" then they just charge in and I end up finishing "-oh." or similar and hope we don't get destroyed.

Some random groupings have been better. Much better. Don't have to be completely verbose, since text chat is limited by typing ability, but saying something like "ready?" or similar and start when everyone says "okay" can be helpful.
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internaty
12.26.2012 , 10:29 PM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by Akiviri View Post
So ... in the spirit of reciprocation .. mind telling us why you're so interested in why we prefer to solo?
Understanding:

I like to understand people.
Wich is part of the reson i am grouping.

To me playing by yourself seemed pointless, wastefull and stupid but some comments here made me understand.
And ofcourse i ignore the trolls who attack me.
knowledge is power.
use it well.

Good players take any and all advantages they can get, actually. It's why they are good.