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Guild Wars 2 Forum » General Discussion » GW2: So you're LFG No Problem I Got You Covered

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  Silentstorm

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Joined: 9/29/06
Posts: 1157

 
OP  3/15/13 1:01:10 PM#21
Originally posted by mazut
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Yea you must not be in touch with the community. Like I said above don't assume because you know something. That EVERYONE knows it that is again elitest and not helping. What you are saying is assume everything and help no one. I posted it on the main forums and got mobbed with thank yous and I didn't knows. So obviously people (didn't) know. As to take it a step further in a recent interview Arena Net said it was taking steps to help people group easier. Meaning that a problem exists in the first place. I also never said anything about it being my creation or saying it's my method. It's called helping that is what sponsored you tuber supposed to do.

I throw it back at you don't come in here uninformed about your own community. Because you just owned yourself with lack of research.

  Madamefate

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Joined: 9/27/12
Posts: 183

3/15/13 1:08:04 PM#22
Don't waste your time with noob elitest Storm. When guys have something negative to say about positive posts. They automatically stamp themselves a troll idiot. Like Bladestorm said what is his point beyond being a hater or jealous.
  observer

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Joined: 2/17/05
Posts: 2361

First came pride, then envy.

3/15/13 5:44:30 PM#23
Originally posted by aesperus

Site works fine, but there is a very real reason why Anet doesn't have this ingame.

LFG tools are extremely convenient, but what you give up to implement them is your sense of community. The unfortunate biproduct of implementing any LFG tool is that it starts to turn your game into a lobby game. You can look at literally any MMO with a LFG feature, and see how the majority of players just sit in town, waiting for their LFG que to pop for dungeon or battleground X. LFG tools just kill any incentive to ever leave town once you hit max lvl.

GW2 also illustrates this quite well. Before tools like the lfg site were popularized, most people would actually go to the zones to run dungeon X or Y. While waiting for groups they would often be found doing the local events, helping lower lvls complete stuff, etc. This was deliberate, and why Anet designed the dungeons the way they did.

However, as LFG gained more and more popularity, people started hanging out in lion's arch more and more often. It nearly killed some of the zones as a result. Anet recently made changes to world bosses, which fixes this issue to some degree, except there is also a boss timer site which people frequent to only show up in areas during the times a boss is supposed to spawn.

I understand the appeal, but gaming the system is such ways, while convient, creates pretty big problems when it comes to MMOs. People often complain about games feeling shallow, hallow, or having no sense of community. Tools like these go a long way to reinforcing that feeling.

Waypoints invalidate your argument.  They are purposely implemented for convenience.  The "sense of community" is never there, when you can just waypoint everywhere.  This "sense of community" that people always bring up is an illusion.  It never existed, unless you want to say that text through chat is a sense of community.  If anything, keeping people in major hubs is actually a real community interacting with each other (Trade Post, Crafting Stations, Bank, etc).

I believe you're confusing "community socialization" with cooperation in the world zones.  A-Net has delivered on this really well.  I just don't see how convenience is a valid argument against a LFG tool, when this game is extreme with convenience already. /shrug

  observer

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Joined: 2/17/05
Posts: 2361

First came pride, then envy.

3/15/13 5:47:52 PM#24
Originally posted by mazut
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Relax.  He's just showing the usefulness of the website.  Nowhere did he claim it was his website or idea.  Stop getting upset over someone who's trying to help the community. 

  Silentstorm

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OP  3/16/13 7:01:58 AM#25
Thanks guys (mod) as well.
  Doogiehowser

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3/16/13 7:08:17 AM#26
It is a good effort but i will wait for something official by Anet.

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  Bad.dog

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3/16/13 9:43:31 AM#27
Originally posted by Silentstorm
Thanks guys (mod) as well.

Thanks as always Silentstorm ...I appreciate the info you pass on at this site

  Silentstorm

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OP  3/16/13 11:12:22 PM#28
N/p enjoy side note did you guys see a fake version appeared of this site lol?
  wordiz

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Joined: 6/13/12
Posts: 481

3/17/13 3:38:14 AM#29

I'm just trying to figure out what there is to group for. lol.

 

http://thewordiz.wordpress.com/

  Lokberg

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Joined: 12/24/05
Posts: 320

3/17/13 6:29:00 AM#30
Originally posted by wordiz

I'm just trying to figure out what there is to group for. lol.

 

Well there is dungeons fractals and the shrine events in orr and ofcourse just for the fun of it

  observer

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Joined: 2/17/05
Posts: 2361

First came pride, then envy.

3/17/13 4:47:24 PM#31
Originally posted by wordiz

I'm just trying to figure out what there is to group for. lol.

 

Dungeons and the new Guild Missions.

  Silentstorm

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Joined: 9/29/06
Posts: 1157

 
OP  3/18/13 11:08:04 AM#32
Also not everyone is in a guild. Or want to be bothered with one for that matter. So finding a group this way is also a valid option. 
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