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    Default Looking For Group Menu...

    Hey all, I've got a question I'd like to ask, and I'd love if someone could finally answer it. Let me start out by saying I use to play EQOA (Everquest Online Adventues: Frontiers) for the Playstation 2 and if anyone has play FFXI (The first online Final Fantasy game, I believe thats the right number in the series anyways..); Then you would know that the way you actually form groups up is very similar.

    The reason there similar is you can not speak with your fellow player globaly (Across zones) in chat channels, you would either have to "shout" in a zone with in ear shout of other people, or be in a guild.

    So there was a menu on both games where you could "register" as Looking For Group. Now I pause from the question only too add that You could do what was called "level syncing" in FFXI, which is very similar to the mentoring system in Everquest 2.

    Now let me take you back in time a couple years to when I first played Everquest 2. I believe is was around the summer of 2007. Now coming from EQOA and FFXI after doing some of the starter quest and reaching what I thought was a high enough level to begin getting into some group content. I began my search for the Looking For Group Menu, after discovering 'Y' opened up the friends list and sifting though the different search tabs, I stumbled upon the "Advanced Looking For Group Button". "Yay!" I thought, Just What I had hoped to find. I registered up and waiting for an invite. And waited.. Sadly no group invites came from it. At this point in time I had no idea about the global chat channels, which on Guk (My home server.) Is the only way I've gotten, or started groups. Unfortunately I never was able to find people to play with so I stopped playing

    Fast-forward to 2010 and I start playing Everquest 2 again. This go around I had a friend that had already been playing for about a year so he was able to teach me the basics, like what a global chat channel is heh, and the difference between speaking in global channel and speaking in the OOC channel (because for the longest time I thought that because it was green text, like the OOC text, that was the global chat:50. But anyways I found my way to the Looking For Group Menu again and registered, Nada again. I soon found out though that at that time alot of people power-leveled or solo quested to get to the then level 80 cap. And used the global chat channels to form up groups.

    I say all of that to pose this question.. Why is it that no one uses the Looking For Group Menu, it worked so well in the other MMO's I've played and it would almost always eventually net me a group. Is the functionality of the menu broken on Everquest 2, and SoE just doesn't want to fix it. Or are people just too stupid to use it. It's always been my thought process that it's a more efficient way to form up a group rather than constantly spamming the chat channels. Or is it just players on my home server, (Guk) do not feel it necessary to use what seems to be a very useful tool. Do other players on other servers use this tool? Sorry for being so long winded, but this has always bugged me, and tonight I finally decided I must figure out why..

    No body uses the Looking For Group Menu.


    Thank you.
    Athiter

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    Arenanet > SOE Kalian's Avatar
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    Default Re: Looking For Group Menu...

    It seems most people are just too lazy to use it. The easiest way to find a group is to form one yourself. They will have an automatic dungeon finder in the next game update so lets hope that is used more.

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    Default Re: Looking For Group Menu...

    1-9 chat channel say scrub lfg pst.

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    Default Re: Looking For Group Menu...

    it's just a lot quicker to tell your level appropriate global channel "brig lfg" or whatever. i forget the /lfg tool even exists until i accidentally turn it on mis-clicking myself to /afk.

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