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Another LI thread, really? Positive experience

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Another LI thread, really? Positive experience

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RandomXChance
07.12.2012 , 10:20 AM | #1
Since the LFG tool has come out there seems to be a resurgence if threads on this by people saying it is too hard. I cruise through this easily with my guild, but sometimes PUG it as well. Yesterday I did a PUG that gave more satisfaction with the game than I have had for a while.

Group finder put a tank and I with two LI noobs. The tank and I are in full Rakatta/Black Hole and know the instance very well. The two noobs are a melee DPS and healer in Columi. I whispered to the tank that I was in a good mood and was happy to teach them the instance. He agreed.

As you would expect, LR-5 was a true challenge. Running it with melee DPS is hard enough, let alone noob melee DPS. The not only listened and followed the instructions, but came up with some novel ideas. In the end, I stood in the middle (ranged DPS), while they moved around the room with LR-5 as a group. It worked.

When we finally downed the Doctor at the end, the two (no-longer) noobs, were extremely thrilled and profusely thankful. It was one of the most gratifying moments I have had in this game.

A higher level of challenge will push people to perform batter and come together. When you conquer a higher level of difficulty, the emotional (and sometimes material) rewards are much greater. Putting the whole game on easy mode would make times like that not possible.

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NoxiousAlby
07.12.2012 , 11:21 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by RandomXChance View Post
Since the LFG tool has come out there seems to be a resurgence if threads on this by people saying it is too hard. I cruise through this easily with my guild, but sometimes PUG it as well. Yesterday I did a PUG that gave more satisfaction with the game than I have had for a while.

Group finder put a tank and I with two LI noobs. The tank and I are in full Rakatta/Black Hole and know the instance very well. The two noobs are a melee DPS and healer in Columi. I whispered to the tank that I was in a good mood and was happy to teach them the instance. He agreed.

As you would expect, LR-5 was a true challenge. Running it with melee DPS is hard enough, let alone noob melee DPS. The not only listened and followed the instructions, but came up with some novel ideas. In the end, I stood in the middle (ranged DPS), while they moved around the room with LR-5 as a group. It worked.

When we finally downed the Doctor at the end, the two (no-longer) noobs, were extremely thrilled and profusely thankful. It was one of the most gratifying moments I have had in this game.

A higher level of challenge will push people to perform batter and come together. When you conquer a higher level of difficulty, the emotional (and sometimes material) rewards are much greater. Putting the whole game on easy mode would make times like that not possible.
This is 1 FP I prefer not to pug, it's frustrating enough helping guildies get their blue speeder.

Out of curiosity what would have happened if you hadnt been in a good mood?

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XhenD
07.12.2012 , 11:30 AM | #3
I actually finished LI HM today via the group finder. It's not too bad, I don't think there are too many n00b daring to try LI HM with full recruit gear now. Yes, when the group finder first came out, it was bad, but I think everyone who actually use group finder knows it by now, that LI HM isn't Black Talon.

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RandomXChance
07.12.2012 , 11:56 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by NoxiousAlby View Post
This is 1 FP I prefer not to pug, it's frustrating enough helping guildies get their blue speeder.

Out of curiosity what would have happened if you hadnt been in a good mood?
While slightly annoying when people jump into something like LI or KP without researching the fights, I have pulled one person though LI many times. Pulling 2 through with one being a melee DPS is why I had to be in a good mood.